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Insole Court

Opens in 11 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Background - I do know Insole Court quite well as I used to visit for meetings when there were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BickersExplores
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Lovely old hotch potch mish mash of a house.

My husband and I visited this on a chilly March day. There were plenty of parking spaces... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Golwg
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Port Talbot
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A cultural and community destination with a 160-year history. Beautiful mansion and gardens, the Potting Shed Café, plus room hire, events, and weddings. Open every day. 'This House is a Stage' is a new permanent immersive exhibition on the first...more
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Insole Court Fairwater Road, Cardiff CF5 2LN, Wales
Llandaff
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Background - I do know Insole Court quite well as I used to visit for meetings when there were offices there, I even was given a tour upstairs including going up the tower! This was some years ago but I wasnt expecting much when I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BickersExplores
Insole-Gray, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We'll pass on your wonderful feedback to the team. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this on a chilly March day. There were plenty of parking spaces available. The house was warm and welcoming when we went in and we were greeted by such lovely friendly staff who were very keen to share the history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review. Did you visit the first-floor exhibition? If not, make sure you see it next time to learn more about the house and the Insole family. We're working with Cardiff Council Parks Department to improve accessibility in the park and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I had heard of Insole Court in recent years because of the battle by people to save this hidden treasure. We had been saying for ages that we should go, so on a nice warm Feb day we finally got there and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, Steven. I'm thrilled you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit and I'll be sure to share your kind words with the team. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... taking a 10-minute bus ride – this is a mansion worth exploring. It is also close to the Llandaff Cathedral (20-minute walk) so bonus for you if you’re interested in both. 1. We’ve already come across the ‘coal mining success story’ several times. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review, Jon. The house certainly has an interesting history and we'll be sharing more stories from its past with visitors over the coming months. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed January 23, 2019

This mansion was saved by the local community's efforts and is a little gem in the suburb of Llandaff. Well sorth a visit. Parking on site. Nice gardens to stroll around. Look out for special events o their website.

Date of experience: January 2019
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AliceG1988, Public Relations Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Hi Chrissy, thank you for sharing your kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed your tour of the house and hearng about the history of Insole Court. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Brunch was really yummy with a god selection of food. Fresh cakes looked really good. The house was fascinating, the new exhibition was really interesting explaining the history of the Insole family. Very well done. The member of staff who took me around was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AliceG1988, Public Relations Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience of our new exhibition 'This House is a Stage'. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 29, 2018

We visited today and the two rooms we were able to go into were beautiful and so were the gardens. However, three of the rooms were closed due to being booked for events. It says on the website some rooms may be closed due to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm sorry you weren't able to see much of the house. Whilst it is a working house, it's rare that so many rooms are unavailable at once. We're planning improvements to our website in 2019 so we'll see what...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

It was very wet on our visit so we could not fully appreciate the gardens but the House was open and it was a lovely welcome from the staff. You can look around the ground floor with no one looking over your shoulder and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Ian. Come back and explore the park when the weather improves!

Reviewed December 2, 2018

I was so happy to discover Insole Court! It has one of the most creative and interesting tours of an old house I have ever been to, which created such an immersive experience. The volunteers on hand are so lovely and knowledgeable, and very willing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gray H, Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, Katya. We're so happy you enjoyed so many elements of your visit. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A lovely place tucked away in a street in Cardiff. nice visitors center and the house downstairs is open for free. Upstairs is a room by room look at the past of the insole family. Nice gardens lots of seats to relax in.good toilets Inc...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AliceG1988, Public Relations Manager at Insole Court, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to share your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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