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Address: Station Hill, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Sussex
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We enjoy gojng to caves and being outside as a family, so this place ticked all the boxes. I can kind of see why some people may mark the place down on first impressions, but once inside it's a pretty Fantastic place. It was cheap to get in and we were there a couple of hours, lots of caves to... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

don't bother.looked abandoned.nothing there to see just run down unattended garden tatty looking café that was closed apparently opens at the weekends only.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The reason I'm marking it down is that the huge UKIP billboard at the front may offend. I'm not sure it will attract any new custom, but it will certainly put others off. We won't be going again.

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Widecombe in the Moor, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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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