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Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottoes

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not so hidden gem

take your time for a trip here, beautiful gardens to literally explore. kids loved it, it has a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa R
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Loved the underground grottos

Lovely place to visit, lovely gardens and the underground gardens were so pretty. Took my 3 year... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
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Dewstow Gardens are Grottoes are recently discovered gardens built in the 1890's. buried in the 1950's and rediscovered and escavated in 2000. We are now open for the summer months and welcome visitors of all ages including pre-booked coach parties...more
Dewstow Rd | Caldicot, Caerwent NP26 5AH, Wales
+44 1291 431020
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All reviews stepping stones hidden gem water features magical place cakes every corner well worth a visit every turn few hours severn estuary flower beds nice cafe take your time enjoyable visit couple of hours toasties plenty of space
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

take your time for a trip here, beautiful gardens to literally explore. kids loved it, it has a real fairytale feel to it. it's lush and green and fun. highly recommended

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Lovely place to visit, lovely gardens and the underground gardens were so pretty. Took my 3 year old Grandaughter who loved running around the trees looking for the teddy bears they had hidden in the trees. Very friendly staff and helpful. worth a visit, will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine posted a few pictures on Facebook of a visit here , looked good so we went the next day , even though it was raining we had a fab time with the kids exploring this gem of a find , following...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elouise1988
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A really unusual garden with underground grottos. Very well kept, with interesting plants and trees. Good cafe for light lunches and snacks

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 336ep
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Went with a group of old friends by coach. It's not a big garden, but the grottoes and gardens are a wonderful experience, and have a very interesting history that you can watch in their very good cafe before you look round. I'd go back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joss88
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Fantastic garden , each corner you discover something new.The under ground grotto is incredible so many water features and different plants. The whole experience is credit to those that have worked so hard to restore a piece of history for us all to enjoy. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mysticmaggie
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my parents on a lovely sunny day. I have to say that I'm not really a gardens person but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! I really enjoyed the underground tunnels and grottos - made me think of Indiana Jones or the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ZombieRun7
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Unusual, amazing, beautiful, I've not visited a garden like this before where every step reveals something new and unusual especially the underground water features in the grottoes and tunnels. This is a garden worth seeing with the added bonus of a very nice slice of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank alang684
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

What a superb place to visit. So full of surprises we were constantly excited to see what was around the next corner! Even though the weather wasn’t the best we still loved this. Disappointing to read poor reviews as we feel totally unnecessary. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Cladam18
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The gardens were so lovely and awe inspiring to walk around. It took us around an hour and a half to walk around the whole of the gardens currently. The weather was very pleasant, which I think definitely helped as while there are grottoes, most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank greatgadsby97
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from Elouise1988 | Reviewed this property |
Signs at the reception say no dogs , only assistance dogs , some of the walkways are not at all pet friendly
July 30, 2018|
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Response from DewstowGardens | Property representative |
Hello, a train London to Severn tunnel junction and a taxi from there would probably be your best bet. If you give us a call on 01291 431020, we can discuss your options. Best wishes.. Dewstow Gardens
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Katiehlbrown | Reviewed this property |
£7 for adults & worth every penny!!!