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The Rock Gardens Caves & Nursery

Station Hill, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Chudleigh
Type: Gardens
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying round the corner from this place and had driven past it and seen the sign for the fairy glen. My daughter loves anything to do with fairies, so we decided to go for a look as the website looked lovely. When we entered the gardens they were very overgrown and neglected. The paths were difficult to find... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonderful chance find - you do need decent trainers to make the most of it and its not for the very young or anyone with mobility problems but...for everyone else its fabulous - overgrown yes but totally magical - stand in front of the cave on a hot day and feel the chilled air. Gaze up at the astounding cliff... More

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This centre is right on my doorstep and I didn't knew it existed, its a lovely little place to explore with a waterfall and gardens to climb and view the panoramic views, there is also a cave which you can go into, not really suitable for pushchairs etc as the paths are very basic and narrow, but take sturdy shoes,... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We both just wanted a tea, after being welcomed by two lovely ladies we had a round of sandwiches,a pot of tea 6 cups to a pot, and homemade hot scones, jam and devon cream, well worth a visit, would always visit again. Beautiful well maintained gardens and free parking

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Bedford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped for a cream tea, scones were fantastic - freshly cooked still warm, the jam was homemade and full of fruit, and the tea was really good flavour. Well worth stopping for the cream tea.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Spur of the moment visit as the sun was out and was nearby. Drove past it at first, it's run down and not inviting. Was given an old grubby guide book and told to follow the trails. The trails are poorly marked and need to have a health warning. Totally unsuitable unless you are steady on your feet and relatively... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Seeming we were doing a circular walk around the Chudleigh area we decided to take a look around at the caves and gardens. As other reviews have said it's very difficult to navigate around, the owner gave us a guide book but to be honest I'm not sure it helped much. And if you do decide to visit then I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We first visited this place for a cream tea, which was fantastic. The scones weren't cooked until we arrived, which meant they couldn't be fresher! Lots of cream and tasty jam. The second time, we decided to go round the grounds as well - big mistake! We had a guide book, but it was difficult to work out where we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Found the website and looks a fantastic place to visit.Costs £3 per adult and consisted of a woodland walk that was overgrown and poorly sign posted.caves were hard to find and dangerous to enter,the only lit one had most of its lamps blown.The path was unsuitable for a push chair but we were not told this.The waterfall was just a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Turned up expecting an idillic location for us and the kids to explore and have lunch, only to be greeted by a badly neglected and run down nursery, we didnt know at the entrance that the tea room was virtually derelict and therefore shut and having paid 7.50 for a family ticket just hoped that the hidden gardens would make... More

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