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Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottoes

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Address: Dewstow Rd | Caldicot, Caerwent NP26 5AH, Wales
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Dewstow Gardens are Grottoes are recently discovered gardens built in the...

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.

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Wow, we were blown away

We had seen the gardens advertised and having a few hours to spare, we decided to pop along, glad we did. It was fantastic, we went to reception where we were warmly welcomed. We... read more

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had seen the gardens advertised and having a few hours to spare, we decided to pop along, glad we did. It was fantastic, we went to reception where we were warmly welcomed. We explored the gardens and were amazed at the work that had been undertaken to restore the gardens after they were covered over. It is well worth... More 

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1 Thank JackieandMike59
Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Dewstow on 24 April 2017 with two friends. We had tea and cake before we saw the gardens. The lady in the tea room reception was very friendly and she put on a DVD which gives a brief history of the gardens - their creation, loss, rediscovery and return to glory. The homemade cakes were delicious. We really... More 

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2 Thank Eileen P
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience for those who enjoy a peaceful walk around gardens with an added twist. The grottos were quite exciting, you never knew what was around the next corner. The entrance fee was very reasonable at £7 per adult or £6 concessions,and the cakes that we treated ourselves to after our garden and grotto experience were out of this... More 

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1 Thank maymayzmusik
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the Easter trail, 2 adults & 3 children. Did the trail but the children found it rather boring, whereas previously it's been really good. It's always the same, maybe make it a bit different somehow? Went in the coffee shop afterwards, looked at the menu and was a bit shocked. My daughter was looking forward to a slice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there Easter weekend and had a very relaxing time. It was a bit chilly so bring an extra jacket but the gardens are beautiful. We also had some cake wjich was tasty and cost only £2.90. Not as big as expected but definitely worth going once.

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1 Thank Ioana I
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful spot and nothing disappointed it was a true delight. The gardens are wonderful the flowers stunning and the caves and waterfalls beautiful. A must for anyone to visit. We visited Easter weekend and it was magic with the kids hunt. Would highly recommend

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1 Thank James S
South Wales
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69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found these gardens so interesting. The different areas are linked by bridges, stepping stones, paths and archways and everything is immaculately maintained. Well worth the £7 entrance fee especially as the charges are used to further develop the grounds. It was nice to sit on one of the many benches dotted around and admire the different perspectives. Some people... More 

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1 Thank Domino98
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing gardens, carefully renovated with a very nice cafe at the end of it with very nice cakes. Well worth a visit.

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2 Thank gadsuk
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Never been to a place quite like it. A great place to go if you like scenic environments and plants. The rock-work and caves were fun to explore....you can totally forget you're in Wales and not a tropical temple. There's tonnes of space to park.

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3 Thank FDulley
Cardiff
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Dropped in here on the home from Bristol area just before Halloween and very glad we did just wish we had found this place while the kids were young. Will definitely come back in the summer.

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