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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
- Aug 24, 2014
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I've visited several times over the past few years, tranquil and unspoilt gardens with great views over the town and Dartmoor. A wild garden with a difference in an old quarry. Note the paths are very narrow, some are rocky and some very steep, also some huge drops so not suitable for those not very mobile and children would need... More

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Purley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arriving at the Rock Garden in Chudleigh it's appearance is deceptive, but don't be out off. Walk through the gate to find a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Green mosses, lichens and other plants adorn the awe inspiring rock formations. Butterflies abound, together with dragonflies, toads etc. Follow the paths; it is easy to get lost. Be prepared with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here with a group of adults and young children, had a really nice day and the children loved exploring and looking for fairies which we told then inhabited the woodlands. If you're willing to explore further you can find a really nice waterfall and stream which is still easily accessible with young ones. My (now) fiancee loved the place... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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