• Dyffryn Gardens

    Stunning botanical gardens and Edwardian manor house

Dyffryn Gardens

One of the Top 100 gardens in the UK

 

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. With intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum, there's plenty for you see. Over the next few years, the gardens are undergoing an ambitious revival to restore them to their original 1920s splendour.

Dyffryn house stands at the heart of the 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 and pieces from the time are being brought into the house.
 
There are plenty of one-off events too, throughout the year, from galleries, gardener walks, behind the scenes and the popular Winter Lights in December and January.
 
Free admission for National Trust Members. From £12 for adults, and from £6 for children, and £30 for family tickets. Free parking for all attendees.
 
 

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.

Pre or Post Event Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before exploring. Every day the team serve 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 £20 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 all cocktails are £7 each. 

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

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