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Plas Dinas Country House

Last updated: 26 December, 2023

If you enjoyed Caernarfon Castle’s starring role in The Crown, then Grade II-listed Plas Dinas not only makes for a great base nearby, but also boasts its own royal connections: it’s the family home of Lord Snowdon, who married HRH Princess Margaret in 1961.

This is truly a hotel fit for a princess with lavish rooms and fine dining in the Gunroom Restaurant (with 2 Michelin rosettes), making for a genteel break in stylish surroundings. The signature Snowdon’s Afternoon Tea is the epitome of timeless style.

As well as the main hotel, there are three cosy, self-catering cottages for multi-generational escapes. While the hotel is aimed primarily at couples, families are welcome in the cottages.

They’ve recently won Best Hotel at the North Wales Tourism Awards for the second year running, the Go Food and Drink Award at the North Wales Tourism Awards, and the Editors Choice Historic Award at the Good Hotel Guide.

Surrounding area

Set in 15 acres of spring-blooming gardens, Plas Dinas is the gateway to exploring the rural, western fringes of Snowdonia. Expect rural tranquillity in a special setting some two miles south of Caernarfon.

Combine an overnight stay with a visit to nearby, UNESCO-listed Caernarfon Castle, where Lord Snowdon masterminded Prince Charles’s investiture in 1969.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed