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Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn House | St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, St Nicholas CF5 6SU, Wales
+44 29 2059 3328
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Being national trust (NT members) we have to get our monies worth. Visited here whilst in Cardiff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Visited this wonderful location several times this week with son's dog. The place is delightful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Magnificent Edwardian gardens flowing from grand vistas to intimate spaces overlooked by a large mansion Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds. The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection, and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world. Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald. Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored and are unfurnished.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dyffryn House | St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, St Nicholas CF5 6SU, Wales
+44 29 2059 3328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being national trust (NT members) we have to get our monies worth. Visited here whilst in Cardiff . It has not been owned by the NT all that long but they have done tremendous in a few years (3 - 4). Gardens are lovely and...More

Thank Vonnybag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this wonderful location several times this week with son's dog. The place is delightful, something new to see around every 'corner'. Love the many gardens, the quiet places to sit, and the vast expanse of grounds to walk. Stopped for coffee, which by the...More

Thank Glamorgangal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge area to walk around to see the prettiest attractions. There is an arboretum if trees are your interest but we prefer flower beds, walled gardens, fountains and garden "rooms" and all these are to be found here, and even in...More

Thank MrsAholidaymaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dyffrryn is lovely it's a bit of a work in progress a really great place to wonder round, the house needs a lot of work but really interesting. The gardens are large and lots of areas to look at. We both enjoyed our trip there....More

Thank Tazbun
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice day walking around these gardens but then we stopped for lunch. The overall cleanliness was not fantastic and it was a very hot day (visited in June) and thought something smelled a little off. We bought a ham sandwich for our...More

4  Thank Steven P
NTDyffrynG, Manager at Dyffryn Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steven, We were really taken aback when we received your Facebook message in June, and followed up with our café team straightaway. Our Catering Manager Hannah made attempts to contact you on the email address provided before she went on leave and again on...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The lat time we visited Dyffryn the gardens looked a bit tired and the house was closed. On this visit we found lovely gardens, the house open and a nice tea room. Clearly the house still leads a lot doing to open it fully but...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Flying visit but fabulous gardens and great shop. Helpful friendly staff. Definitely want to go back Gardens are arranged in 'rooms' so lots of different impressions and also hot house.

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited this property during our 2 week holiday to Gower. The gardens are beautiful and at the time they had many family garden games set out for everyone to enjoy. The house itself was lovely and they had a good second hand library to...More

Thank lilipool
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have been a NT member for over twenty years and these are the prettiest gardens that I have ever seen. The gardener has an amazing eye and considering that he only started a short while ago what he has achieved has been amazing. May...More

Thank TriciaBY
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens to walk around. Lots of things to see. Loved the fact that you could play the piano and play snooker in the house. Worth a visit!

Thank alig1020
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29 May 2016|
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Response from 1stClassRider | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is yes. There are many flat footpaths but there are some sunken garden areas which wouldn't be wheel chair accessible.