Want to find and explore the derelict, yet enticing Baron Hill Angelsey? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This is a one-stop shop for all things Baron Hill and will provide you with what you need to know to head out on a real adventure.
Situated close to Beaumaris, this spot has been forgotten about for years and is easy to drive past without even knowing it is there. It’s hard to believe that this place exists, and is almost forgotten about, given that the surrounding areas are popular and busy!
Deep in the woodland less than a mile from Beaumaris lives this derelict mansion that’s been left to the woodland to reclaim. Built-in the early 1600s and left to rot in the 1950’s this place is steeped in history.
Once a safe haven for Polish soldiers during WWII. Who decided that the big, bright, and airy rooms were too cold and that lighting a fire would help keep them warm. It inevitably would also mean lighting fire to parts of the mansion and it’s been given back to nature ever since.
Exploring Baron Hill Angelsey is one hell of an adventure, and a must-do if you’re visiting Angelsey.
Quick Facts about Baron Hill Angelsey
- Distance: Less than 1 mile from Beaumaris and only a short walk into the woodland.
- Time: 1-2 hours
- Best travel time: Anytime, I’ve been multiple times and never come across anyone before!
- Difficulty: No difficulty whatsoever.
- Parking: On a residential street (Maes Hyfryd, Beaumaris LL58 8HN, UK)
How to get to Baron Mill Angelsey
Not actually that difficult to find, but you’ve likely driven right passed it if you’ve ever visited Beaumaris before.
Tucked away deep inside the woodland, Baron Mill was once a thriving mansion steeped in history.
What’s most important in finding Baron Mill Angelsey is that you start at the right point, so that you’re on track from the get-go and go walking through the woodland and head right passed it.
I’ve always parked here:
Maes Hyfryd, Beaumaris LL58 8HN, UK
It’s a residential street with a school in it, just park sensibly and you’ll have no issues.
Head back towards the main road and face the medium-height wall and woodland to the beyond.
Look for a lower point in the wall, and one where it’s clearly been used to get over multiple times.
Hop your leg up and get over the wall.
The trail from here criss crosses its way through the thick woodland and eventually, you’ll come across some ruins of various different bits of the old mansion.
Keep following it and it won’t be long until you find the mansion that’s been fully reclaimed by nature.
My Experience with Baron Hill Angelsey
Steeped in history, this place is a must-visit if you’re in North Wales or Angelsey.
Not actually that difficult to find when you know where to start. You could spend hours exploring the expansive mansion that was built in the 1600s.
With the hope that the mansion would one day be refurbished and brought back to life, plans for that fell through for the second time and since then nature has taken its claim.
With trees, ivy, you name it, all regrowing and reclaiming what was once a safe haven for soldiers during the war.
Every time I’ve been I’ve found something new. Took a different turn. Followed a different corridor. Potentially something has collapsed, moved place or nature took its claim. Either way, each time is different and just as fun as the first time I discovered Baron Hill Angelsey.
The size and vastness of the surroundings is seriously impressive. Expansive gardens, greenhouses, statues, and even stables. All were once part of this incredible mansion.
The saddest, but most touching part of the entire mansion is the pet cemetery. Laying their beloved pets to rest looking out over the surrounding landscape and beautiful view.
What to do after you find Baron Hill Angelsey
If you’ve not seen Penmon Lighthouse, then that is worth a visit.
Maybe you fancy getting some watersports in whilst you’re in North Wales? Visit Llyn Gwynant and paddle on one of Snowdonia’s finest lakes. If you’ve not got your own paddleboard or Kayak, you can rent one from the Llyn Gwynant campsite itself.
But if you’re making a weekend of it, here are some more ideas for you to tackle whilst you’re in god’s country, also known as Wales.
Tryfan via North Ridge
Moel Siabod via Daedu Ridge
Secret Waterfall – Snowdonia’s Last Hidden Gem
Llanberis Waterfall – A must-see!
Angelsey Barracks – Snowdonian History