Upton Castle Gardens

Upton Castle Gardens, Tenby: Address, Phone Number, Upton Castle Gardens Reviews: 4/5

Upton Castle Gardens
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Upton Castle is picturesque and charming Norman Castle which remains a private family home. The garden consists of 35 acres of listed historic gardens, surrounded by ancient woodland. There are spectacular herbaceous borders, a delightful formal rose garden and a fascinating, traditional 19th century walled garden. Rare trees and shrubs abound throughout the gardens and include a stunning collection of rhododendrons, tree Magnolias and Camellias. The medieval chapel contains ornately carved stone tombs of crusader knights. Enjoy woodland walks bursting with wild flowers leading to the shores of Upton Creek, part of the tidal Cleddau estuary. There are plenty of places along the paths to sit and soak up the tranquillity of the unique surroundings and enjoy a picnic. If you are lucky, you may even see an otter!
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Noybta
London, UK94 contributions
Hidden Gem : well worth a visit, even better if you stay
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely large garden, arboretum (would be great in spring with rhododendrons, magnolias, etc), rose garden, huge walled vegetable garden, great driftwood sculptures (by the owner), large woodland down to the tidal estuary, 12th century chapel - and a castle of course (though you can’t go in). And you’ll almost certainly have the whole place to yourself! We stayed a week and saw only one visitor. There’s a lovely cottage (Creek cottage) - no mod cons (solar powered, so no toaster, kettle, power shower, etc; minimal WiFi/ reception) - but perfect for getting away from it all.
Written September 14, 2021
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L H
Kidderminster, UK388 contributions
Peaceful and relaxing.
Jul 2021
The drive to Upton is through some very narrow lanes if you approach from Milton, worth the drive though as we did enjoy a lovely walk through the grounds. It was not very busy so it felt like we had the gardens to ourselves to explore, the walled garden was impressive and good to see a lot of produce being grown, It felt like a true Victorian walled garden.
The driftwood sculptures were amazing!!!
If you love peace, quiet and gardening this is a good place to visit, it is also dog friendly!!!
It was a shame that the woodland walk was closed for repairs, hopefully it will be open next time.
Written July 18, 2021
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Eleanor B
Keith, UK66 contributions
Full marks from mum, kids not so much.
Jul 2021 • Family
Quiet woodland garden off the beaten track. Note that the 'Walk on the Wild Side' is currently closed for maintenance. This is one for garden enthusiasts and a friendly gardener was very welcoming. The good news is that you can bring along the kids and the dog, but there's not a whole lot of things to keep them entertained. Mum enjoyed it though!
Written July 9, 2021
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Colin P
14 contributions
A Hidden Gem
May 2021
Loved Upton Castle and Gardens. A hidden gem ! I highly recommend it.
Very peaceful,tranquil and quiet. The grounds are amazing. The rhododendron were in full flower we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jill D
Carmarthenshire, UK31 contributions
Thanks For Being Open
Oct 2020
Very pleased to find these gardens open during Covid-19 restrictions, despite reduced staff. Plenty to appreciate here even in autumn and winter and a really good day out.
Written November 12, 2020
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Nicola Gilbert
1 contribution
Calming
Sep 2020
A quiet, restful place to breathe deeply, absorb the natural beauty and imagine. Our little group of three were the only visitors when we were there.
Written September 19, 2020
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Teresa S
Chatham, UK493 contributions
Morning visit
Sep 2020 • Friends
Found by chance . Beautiful gardens and woodlands. Met the owner very helpful and informative. Walked down to the creek, through the rose garden and back to the castle gardens . Approx 5 mile walk
Written September 18, 2020
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Dave H
13 contributions
A quiet peaceful hidden gem
Aug 2020 • Couples
Perfect place to relax and walk the dog. Beautiful rose garden, with a lovely wooded walk to the estuary
Written August 30, 2020
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Dave H
Pembroke, UK11 contributions
A quiet hidden gem
Aug 2020
A quiet hidden gem just outside Pembroke Dock, worth a visit for a quiet time. The woodland walk to the estuary was full of birds, the Rose and Walled gardens beautiful. On the way to the chapel is a driftwood stable with two horse scultpures.
Written August 30, 2020
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Howellzy999
1 contribution
Poor
Jul 2020
I attended at the location with my husband and two small dashchunds on the 28/07/20, the main toilets were out of order as they were being renovated, so we used the one attached to the castle, which was appalling. The roses in the Rose Gardens were either dead or dying. The walk on the wild side was closed half way round due to the bridges being repaired and the tree top walk was overgrown in areas. The best parts of the Castle experience were the Chapel and the Arboretum. The owners should not be charging when the Castle is in this state of repair. We also walked our dogs around the site, but as we walked them from the Arboretum to the tree top walk, two of the owners dogs appeared, the beagle was friendly enough, but they had a very large black dog which appeared out of the flower beds , this startled our small dashchunds who barked. The large black dog became aggressive and went for one of our dogs, which was totally unacceptable. I had to fall on our dog to stop it being attacked. The dog only ran off when my husband shouted at it and a female voice called out, which I believe was one of the owners. The large black dog was acting very terriotorial and at this time I would not say it is dog friendly, unless the owners keep their dogs under control whilst visitors are thre with their dogs..
Written August 2, 2020
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