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Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottoes

Dewstow Rd | Caldicot, Caerwent NP26 5AH, Wales
+44 1291 431020
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Visit with our local National Trust.

After visiting the Royal Mint Experience this was our last port of call, it was very late in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ann F
Devon, United Kingdom
Out of the Ordinary

This was an unexpected trip. I've been living not more than 6 miles away, but I'd never heard of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, UK
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Dewstow Gardens are Grottoes are recently discovered gardens built in the 1890's. buried in the 1950's and rediscovered and escavated in 2000. We are now open for the summer months and welcome visitors of all ages including pre-booked coach parties. Please check out our website for further details.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hidden gem” (35 reviews)
“water features” (24 reviews)
Dewstow Rd | Caldicot, Caerwent NP26 5AH, Wales
+44 1291 431020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting the Royal Mint Experience this was our last port of call, it was very late in the day when we arrive 4.30pm but we were made welcome by the staff there, it was a great shame that we arrived so late due to...More

1  Thank Ann F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected trip. I've been living not more than 6 miles away, but I'd never heard of these gardens. A chance online search came up with this site as worth a visit - I was very impressed. The gardens are very well kept...More

2  Thank Papofurado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this was an unexpected delight! The Grotto's are fantastic with all forms of beautiful plantations, and waterfalls with pools and fish. The grounds on the ground themselves are amazing - I'm well travelled and I have never seen anything like this in the World....More

2  Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few pleasant hours here in this very unusual garden. The garden is uniquely landscaped and has been painstakingly restored after having been buried for so many years. We loved the grottoes as they are so different from the normal National Trust Garden....More

2  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never been here and she found it by searching 'Things to do on a Sunday on budget' it was exactly that. We got lost around the gardens and grottes. So many benches to sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all. We spend...More

2  Thank Connor C
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Visited with my sister as we are both keen gardeners and she lives not too far away but had never visited before now. We were both very disappointed. The grottoes were OK, although a little dark in places. The planting was not inspiring and the...More

Thank chipwilt19
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place to spend an afternoon meander round the gardens and going through the tunnels to hidden grottoes well worth a visit

1  Thank Muriel H
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a garden unlike any other. The grottos are amazing and need to be seen to truly appreciate them. The hidden pathways, water features, rock garden and ornaments will keep young and old entertained. The display in the tropical house showing the renovation was...More

1  Thank pedwar
Reviewed September 9, 2017

I only became aware of Dewstow Gardens after seeing it features on a TV programme around a year or so ago, despite being familiar with the area and having several breaks at nearby Tintern. I went there aware that my mother, who has to use...More

2  Thank John_Luxton
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This was a second visit for our family (two seniors and a 15 year-old ) and this has become one of our favourite gardens in the world, and we've been to hundreds ! This is Victorian creativity and obsession at its best, with hidden 'secret'...More

2  Thank MamaLou25
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Denise F
August 16, 2017|
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Response from WTPlus | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I am not absolutely sure, but have a feeling that it was only assistance dogs.
Monika Offelia P
July 5, 2017|
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Response from DewstowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, I would recommend a minimum of 2 hours, although some people stay for much longer. If you have the time and the weather is nice, you can sit on the benches or the lawns and just chill. Thanks.
Sarah R
August 28, 2016|
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Response from loogie a | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think it was £7.00 for adults but they do a family ticket as well