An offer to open parkland at National Trust attractions in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy to visitors for free has now been withdrawn.

The National Trust pledged before the weekend, where possible, it would open as many of its gardens and parks for free, but close its houses, cafes and shops to help the nation fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Local National Trust attractions include Bodnant Gardens, Colwyn Bay, Penrhyn Castle in Bangor and Plas Newydd House and Gardens Llanfair PG.

National Trust Director General Hilary McGrady announced that the National Trust’s pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafes and shops, would close on Friday but the charity would work hard to keep as many of the Trust’s gardens and parklands open, free of charge, to encourage the nation to enjoy open space, if appropriate, during the pandemic, while adhering to the government’s social distancing guidance.

Mrs McGrady said: “While we will close our indoor areas to help fight the spread of coronavirus, we recognise that people are likely to need access to open space and to nature, beauty and history.”

However the The National Trust's latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19), published on its website, on 1pm on Sunday March 22 says: "From Sunday 22 March, we've sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

"Many of our car parks for countryside and coastal locations will also have to close due to high demand.

"We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

"Information on which National Trust outdoor places are open can be found at"