Plas Newydd is a historic house in Llangollen that was once the home of the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, for nearly 50 years. Today, it is run as a museum. The ladies also expanded and improved the gardens, adding many Gothic features in the Dell, a sheltered area below the house running along a stream. This secluded area was a favourite spot of the ladies, and the project activity will focus on improving access to it, as well as opening up the potential for future public access to another historic building, the Weaver's Cottage.
This project will create access from an existing path at Plas Newydd to the Weaver’s Cottage, replace damaged railings of 70m in length to the sloped north entrance to the Dell (with designed infills at various points for safety) and create a viewing platform to the righthand side of the north entrance to the Dell for less abled-bodied people who may not be able to access down to the Dell itself.