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The Rock Gardens Caves & Nursery

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Address: Rock Nursery 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
LesleyandClive
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place no longer in operation it's a shame where there is no sign to say it's closed so we all had a good look round thats 4 of us and a dog there was signs for caves and waterfull all dryed up and run down but the website said it was free so we were not complaining the nursery... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Not much to see. Very amateur. Frankly dangerous in some places, amazed at the steep uneven steps and no handrails. Tea was poor.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Been before knew what to expect and wanted my mum of 72 to experience the amazing food in the great little cafe. The lovely lady was there again, wish I asked her name, next time ;-) We arrived 20 minutes before she was due to open, she instantly settled us in with a cuppa (in China cups etc. which was... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I can only comment on the cafe as we didn't have time to visit the gardens and caves. First impressions are that the site is run down, as the nursery is now shut, but the cafe is clean and cosy inside and there is also some outside seating. The lady running the cafe was very pleasant and it was such... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We called withour grandchidren and it is a magical place with the limestone rocks and the caves. It has so much potential just needs someone attention and money spending on it to improve paths and the gardens. The children thought it was great to explore but you need to be careful if you go to the top of the quarry... More 

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Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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 13 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 7, 2015 via mobile

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 18 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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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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