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Bodnant Garden

Tal-y-cafn | Colwyn Bay, Tal-y-Cafn LL28 5RE, Wales
+44 1492 650460
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The weather was excellent so a bonus ! The gardens were superb, well maintained , and interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jane P
via mobile

The gardens are really beautiful and we took the time to smell all the roses. The valley has some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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80 acres of magnificent Garden in the beautiful Conwy Valley. Stunning collections of plants and trees from around the World, giving interest and colour throughout the seasons.Varied Events Programme offering something for everyone.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tal-y-cafn | Colwyn Bay, Tal-y-Cafn LL28 5RE, Wales
+44 1492 650460
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The weather was excellent so a bonus ! The gardens were superb, well maintained , and interesting in colour , layout , and history. Well impressed with encouraging children to collect insects from the ponds and lakes . Superbly signposted for those with disabilities. Plenty...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are really beautiful and we took the time to smell all the roses. The valley has some enormous trees and it is quite an experience. The website says dogs welcome, but this isn't quite accurate....it should say dogs welcome only at certain times...More

Thank Andrew_and_Joey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all loved visiting Bodnant today. The reception staff were helpful providing maps and quizzes for the children. There's plenty of benches to sit down. Pram friendly paths.Toilets and baby changing facilities were very clean. It's our second visit and we'll definitely be back!

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens offer an amazing experience for any visitor. You can walk, ramble, relax and investigate many garden rooms in this multi acre property. Water features, lush lawns, cottage gardens and huge trees are some of the sights and experiences you will encounter during your...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fabulous garden. Aside from the formal area there's a beautiful extensive woodland area with a river and lakes. Aside from the main cafe at the entrance, which doesn't require entry to the garden, there are a couple of smaller kiosks in the...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a magical garden donated to the nation by the Pochin/McLaren family in 1949 and now managed by the National Trust. It has 80 acres to explore, ranging from woodland, meadows, dells, glades, water gardens and Italianate formal gardens. You can take the walk...More

Thank DiamondDiva771
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here last year, but it was shut due to gale force winds at the time, prior to that we visited here in about 2008 and this visit brought back all the wonderful memories of that visit. The gardens are immaculate and packed full...More

Thank Days-Loved-Away
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I spent the whole day at this magnificent place. We thought we would just see some nice gardens but what a treat was in store! The magnificent woodland walks had surprises round every corner. Lakes, waterfalls, stepping stones, magnificent trees, shrubs and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit on a glorious summer day and we had a fabulous time. The gardens are huge and take quite a while to explore. There's a complete mixture of very formal gardens, and much more informal areas. The house is privately...More

Thank MagicDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, this is a must-see. We had some extra time and thought, why not--now we know we should have made this a priority. Plan on a couple of hours to stroll to the end, or fully explore the middle. There...More

Thank RGRCNwFl
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4 August 2017|
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Response from BodnantRhosyn | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid that children can only bring their fishing nets on Pond Dipping days and use the pond that the activity is taking place at. Pond Dipping is on Tuesday 8th, 15th & 22nd August.
3 August 2017|
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Response from Yrneh1 | Reviewed this property |
I suppose it depends on how much power the scooter has, but all the upper gardens should be accessible and there are fairly wide and even trails going down into the valley. I seem to recollect seeing scooters down below as... More
3 August 2017|
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Response from lroberts8787 | Reviewed this property |
not good at all