Dewstow Gardens (Sat Nav - NP26 5AH)
Dewstow Gardens near Chepstow in Monmouthshire is one of Wales'
hidden gems. The gardens were originally built in the late
19th century but were buried in the 1940s and lay
undiscovered for over 50 years until they were discovered by
accident in 2000. A huge restoration project was undertaken
and now the gardens have been restored to their former glory.
The gardens contain many ponds and rills but also they contain a
remarkable labyrinth of underground tunnels, grottoes and sunken
Dyffryn Gardens (Sat Nav - CF5 6SU)
Located in the rolling countryside of the Vale of
Glamorgan is the beautiful Dyffryn Gardens.
Famous for its Edwardian Garden Rooms, the National Trust managed
gardens comprise over 55 acres of pristine gardens and water
features, built around a 19th century manor house.
Kenfig National Nature Reserve (Sat Nav - CF33 4PT)
The Kenfig National Nature Reserve, on the coast near Porthcawl is
one of the country's most important nature reserves. Covering
1300 acres, it boasts one of the finest Wildlife habitats in Wales
and one of the last remnants of a huge sand dune system that once
stretched along the coast of Southern Wales. The reserve is
home to unique wild orchids, as well as insects and wildlife,
whilst the reserve's Pool is the largest natural lake in South
The reserve also boasts the remains of the ancient village of
Kenfig which has been gradually engulfed by the shifting sands over
the centuries. Look carefully and you can still see the
turrets of Kenfig Castle poking up from beneath the surface.
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