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Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn House | St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, St Nicholas CF5 6SU, Wales
+44 29 2059 3328
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Lovely day out

Had a lovely day at Dyffryn Gardens. The house was really nice despite it not being the grand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hellsbells1_uk
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Excellent place to visit

The gardens are beautiful and house very interesting. The staff were very helpful and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane G
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Magnificent Edwardian gardens flowing from grand vistas to intimate spaces overlooked by a large mansion Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds. The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection, and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world. Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald. Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored and are unfurnished.
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“every corner” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (19 reviews)
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Dyffryn House | St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, St Nicholas CF5 6SU, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day at Dyffryn Gardens. The house was really nice despite it not being the grand, furnished National Trust you normally visit it was really interesting to see the restoration process and the damage that not preserving can do. The gardens were really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are beautiful and house very interesting. The staff were very helpful and informative when we were looking around the house. The restoration of this beautiful house is being very carefully catalogued with informative descriptions of work already undertaken and work to be completed....More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day out with the grandchildren. They really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas treasure hunt. The house and gardens are very nice and have a good cafe, bookshop and plant nursery. The greenhouse was interesting. We will come again in the...More

Thank globetrotter51_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The property has been greatly improved since being taken into the care of the National Trust. There is still a long way to go, however, as - to be honest - there isn't really that much to see at the moment. The volunteers are doing...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and special arboretum as well as a reasonably interesting house that is gradually being improved. Most parts are accessible to all and there is normally a buggy service. Only let down by the cafe that seems to be getting worse. Would advise to...More

Thank David M
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this property and gardens We chose a perfect day to stroll through the grounds. Every corner there is something different to see. Very well kept and the rose garden must have been stunning in the summer We didn't go into the...More

Thank LAD63
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Being national trust (NT members) we have to get our monies worth. Visited here whilst in Cardiff . It has not been owned by the NT all that long but they have done tremendous in a few years (3 - 4). Gardens are lovely and...More

Thank Vonnybag
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited this wonderful location several times this week with son's dog. The place is delightful, something new to see around every 'corner'. Love the many gardens, the quiet places to sit, and the vast expanse of grounds to walk. Stopped for coffee, which by the...More

Thank Glamorgangal
Reviewed September 30, 2017

This is not a huge area to walk around to see the prettiest attractions. There is an arboretum if trees are your interest but we prefer flower beds, walled gardens, fountains and garden "rooms" and all these are to be found here, and even in...More

Thank MrsAholidaymaker
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Dyffrryn is lovely it's a bit of a work in progress a really great place to wonder round, the house needs a lot of work but really interesting. The gardens are large and lots of areas to look at. We both enjoyed our trip there....More

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AnnMM58
May 29, 2016|
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Response from 1stClassRider | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is yes. There are many flat footpaths but there are some sunken garden areas which wouldn't be wheel chair accessible.
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