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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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Winter sun and a garden walk

Enjoyed a walk around the garden even though it was col and wet.Arboritum closed due to previous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael J
via mobile
The Volunteers were great

What a lovely place to visit the staff and volunteers are great, every one that has given up there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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 good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“every corner” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (19 reviews)
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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

Enjoyed a walk around the garden even though it was col and wet.Arboritum closed due to previous high winds but still well worth it.Much changed in the hose since our last visit and still a lot more to do.All it takes is time and money...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit the staff and volunteers are great, every one that has given up there time to volunteer over the Christmas period must be amazing, lovely Christmas trees placed around the house , lovely atmosphere thanks guys

Thank glynu149david
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day at Dyffryn Gardens. The house was really nice despite it not being the grand, furnished National Trust you normally visit it was really interesting to see the restoration process and the damage that not preserving can do. The gardens were really...More

Thank Hellsbells1_uk
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The gardens are beautiful and house very interesting. The staff were very helpful and informative when we were looking around the house. The restoration of this beautiful house is being very carefully catalogued with informative descriptions of work already undertaken and work to be completed....More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a lovely day out with the grandchildren. They really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas treasure hunt. The house and gardens are very nice and have a good cafe, bookshop and plant nursery. The greenhouse was interesting. We will come again in the...More

Thank globetrotter51_10
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The property has been greatly improved since being taken into the care of the National Trust. There is still a long way to go, however, as - to be honest - there isn't really that much to see at the moment. The volunteers are doing...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and special arboretum as well as a reasonably interesting house that is gradually being improved. Most parts are accessible to all and there is normally a buggy service. Only let down by the cafe that seems to be getting worse. Would advise to...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this property and gardens We chose a perfect day to stroll through the grounds. Every corner there is something different to see. Very well kept and the rose garden must have been stunning in the summer We didn't go into the...More

Thank LAD63
Reviewed 5 October 2017 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 October 2017 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
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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.