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Aberglasney Gardens: A Visitor's Guide

Visit one of the finest gardens in Wales – the beautiful Aberglasney Gardens.

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A Visitor's Guide to Aberglasney Gardens

A Ruins And Restoration Triumph In South Wales

A trip to Aberglasney makes for a great day out from Gliffaes. The journey along the A40 westwards is very straightforward and takes an hour. We often call in here on the way back from Pembrokeshire to have a look around and to have lunch in the very good cafe which overlooks a big pond over which swallows and house martens skim throughout the day.

The house and gardens were abandoned for 50 years and the restoration over the last 15 years is one of Wales’ most remarkable garden projects. There are formal gardens, parapets and cloisters to explore. I think the two walled gardens however are the most beautiful part of the garden – one full of herbs and vegetables as well as the most amazing espaliered fruit trees on the big south-facing wall. The other walled garden is full of shrubs and flowers. It is not difficult to spend a very pleasant couple of hours here and if you fancy something else, the National Trust property of Dinefwr Parc and Castle is very close by as are the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

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Gliffaes Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We’ve created a useful guide of local attractions and activities here, containing information on walks, things to do, local shopping and places to visit, which you can use to help map out your visit to the Brecon Beacons.

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