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Rock Park is one of the earliest public parks in Wales dating from the late 1860s, when the arrival of the railway and the enclosure of common land led to the development of Llandrindod as a flourishing spa town.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

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This unique nature trail brings Shakespeare's words to life as it links his words back to the animals and plants which inspired them; while taking you on a memorable journey along this magical and enchanting trail.

 

Craig y Cilau is of interest to the industrial archaeologist and landscape historian as much as to the naturalist.

 

The Whitestone picnic and play area offers visitors the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with barbecue facilities and a unique children’s play area. OS Grid Reference: SO525030

 

Newport Wetlands is a partnership between Natural Resources Wales, Newport City Council and the RSPB. This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city.

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The site is shown as a woodland in the 1840 tithe map, with a small orchard near the kissing gate. The woodland is managed as a combination of high forest and coppice-with-standards.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

 

The large mound is the remains of a motte and bailey castle, believed to have been built by Cadwallon ap Madog in the 12th century. The woodland is exceptionally important for its ancient pollarded oak trees.

 

Newport Wetlands is a partnership between Natural Resources Wales, Newport City Council and the RSPB. This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city.

In or near Newport City

 

The waterside restaurant, with unrivalled panoramic views of the lake, offers a variety of freshly prepared food including hearty breakfasts, daily specials and popular favourites.

In or near Usk

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The Old Station received the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2009 & 2010 and was voted the best green flag site in the UK in an online poll 2011/12. These awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country.

In or near Chepstow

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Just outside Newport City Centre, Belle Vue Park has beautiful Victorian features. It was originally a donation from Lord Tredegar towards the end of the 19th Century, and with typical flair he didn’t skimp on the design or the landscaping.

In or near Newport City

 

Located just outside Newport, on the road to Risca alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is the Fourteen Locks Canal Visitor Centre.

In or near Newport City

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A unique opportunity to experience the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful RHS-recommended garden with Edwardian origins in rural Monmouthshire.

In or near Abergavenny

 

Located deep in the heart of Monmouthshire, Veddw House Garden has been created through more than 20 years of patient work by Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes.

In or near Chepstow

 

Roam across the 55 acres that make up Caldicot Country Park. There are large areas of woodland, a reach of the River Nedern, and pleasant open parkland to enjoy.

In or near Caldicot

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A visit to Cefn Mably Farm Park provides an increasingly rare opportunity to meet and interact with a large variety of friendly farm animals in any weather and at any time if the year.

In or near Newport City

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Dewstow Gardens & Grottoes is one of the most beautiful and fascinating historical gardens in Monmouthshire, South Wales. With beautifully landscaped paths and decorative beds, waterfalls and pools and a labrynth of tunnels and grottoes.

In or near Chepstow

 

A great site to rest your legs offering panoramic views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridge Crossings, it also offers parking if you wish to base yourself here.

In or near Chepstow

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