• Dyffryn Gardens

    Stunning botanical gardens and Edwardian manor house

Dyffryn Gardens | Dyffryn House

One of the Top 100 gardens in the UK | Gardens in Cardiff


National Trust Dyffryn Gardens

The gardens at Dyffryn cover more than 55 acres, which is excellent for a day outdoors exploring. They were commissioned by Reginald Cory and designed by the famed Edwardian garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1906. They were developed further by coal magnate John Cory. With intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum, there's plenty for you to see. Over the next few years, the gardens are undergoing an ambitious revival to restore them to their original 1920s splendour.

Dyffryn Gardens House

The grand Victorian mansion overlooks the heart of the Edwardian gardens. Listed at grade II* status, it had been remodelled from an earlier mansion and was completed in 1892-3. The Cory family were industrialists and made their wealth through coal. The house provided a secluded family home within commutable distance of their business interests across south Wales. The house came to the National Trust in 2013 without a collection. No original belongings, pieces of furniture or art remained in the house. This has been an ongoing project, and original pieces from the time are being brought into the house.

Dyffryn Gardens Events

There are plenty of one-off events throughout the year, from galleries, gardener walks, behind-the-scenes, and the popular Winter Lights in December and January.

Dyffryn Gardens Tickets

Is Dyffryn Gardens free? National Trust Members do get free entry. Dyffryn Gardens entry fee is from £11 for adults, £5.50 for children and £27.50 for family tickets. Free parking for all attendees.

Dyffryn Gardens Opening Times

Currently, only the gardens and cafe are open between 10am-5pm, with last entry at 4pm.
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Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff to Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens is approximately an 18-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff.  It is found near the villages of Dyffryn and St. Nicholas in the Vale of Glamorgan. Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel, or you can use Nextbike, which would take around 54-minutes. 

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various sized rooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inns Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welsh themed restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before exploring. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available, including Welsh beer and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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