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Garden:Dyffryn House & Gardens

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Garden, £6-£13.20

Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens

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Details

From forlorn to fabulous, an ambitious Edwardian garden revival. A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens covers more than 55 acres. The Edwardian gardens are undergoing an ambitious garden revival project to restore them to their original splendour. With year-round seasonal highlights the gardens feature the best woody collection in the National Trust.

Discover intimate garden rooms including the Pompeiian garden, Paved Court, Reflecting Pool and Mediterranean garden. The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn. There is also a large glasshouse, statuary collection, and arboretum featuring trees from all over the world as well as the Log Stack play area which is great for kids and adults alike.

Designed by eminent landscape architect Thomas Mawson in 1906, the gardens are the early 20th-century vision of coal magnate John Cory and his son Reginald.

Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Parts of the ground and first floors have been restored and are unfurnished.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

See website for opening times.

Prices

2020 Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
Adult £13.20 (£12.00)
Child £6.60 (£6.00)
Family £33.00 (£30.00)

Address

St Nicholas,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF5 6SU

Location

Directions

Plan route to Dyffryn House and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 094717  Lat: 51.45032 Long: -3.30651

From M4 - exit junction 33 on to A4232 (signposted Barry). Exit first slip road, again signposted Barry, on to the Culverhouse Cross Roundabout. Take the exit A48 (signposted Cowbridge). In St. Nicholas village turn left - signposted to Dyffryn Gardens - on your right after about 1.5 miles.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Cardiff Central station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Cafe can provide specail dietary requirements upon request.