Southern Wales Tourism

Tour 3

Dewstow Gardens, MonmouthshireStop 1
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 ferneries.

Stop 2
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.

Stop 3
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 Wales.

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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Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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