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The Rock Gardens Caves & Nursery

Address: Station Hill, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Chudleigh
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Widecombe in the Moor, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place could be fab, but is let down by its run down garden centre, the green houses look to be on the point of collapse. Shame, caves are very interesting.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found this in passing and visited on a rather dull, damp autumn day which of course does not show any garden at its best. The family that own and run the place were really friendly and informative. The 'rock walk' is rather challenging but worth the effort as the view from the top is amazing. The house and gardens... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

When you arrive in the car park, this place doesn't look too impressive, but venture further in and you will not be disappointed! Although the nursery is no longer in operation (a great shame, it used to be excellent!) there is still an attractive fishpond full of water lilies to see on the way through to the excellent cafe with... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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