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storm damage at Gliffaes

Storms Eunice & Franklin

Gliffaes did certainly not get away unscathed from the successive storms that blew across the country over the last weekend. I was fearing the worst for the hotel’s roof which is still under repair and covered in scaffolding with some pitches only partly tiled. Amazingly, nothing was lifted off but the rain was driven into...

23 Feb 2022

Llanover Garden: A Visitor’s Guide

Llanover Garden is an 18th century garden which is a favourite with visitors to the Gliffaes Country House Hotel. It is a Grade II listed garden, meaning that is has been assessed to be of particular significance, along with more than 1,600 other sites.

04 Jan 2022

The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum: A Visitor’s Guide

The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum celebrates the history of the British Army's most famous Welsh regiments of the last 300 years. The stories of the Royal Regiment of Wales, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, the Welch Regiment, the Monmouthshire Regiment and The South Wales Borderers (from where the museum took its original name) are all told here.

20 Dec 2021

Llancaiach Fawr Manor: A Visitor’s Guide

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a Tudor house which was built in the mid-16th century and is believed to be haunted!

26 Nov 2021

Blaenavon Ironworks: A Visitor’s Guide

Blaenavon Ironworks boasts a wealth of history and is extremely popular with guests staying at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel. Now one of the finest preserved 18th-century ironworks in the world, it was featured in the 2007 BBC reality TV series “Coal House” for its authentic look and feel.

26 Nov 2021

Big Pit National Coal Museum: A Visitor’s Guide

Since opening its doors in 1983, the Big Pit has become one of South Wales' most visited attractions. Telling the story of coal mining in Wales, former miners will greet you and take you 300ft underground to experience what life was like during the operational years of the Big Pit.

26 Nov 2021

Llanddeusant Red Kite Feeding Station: A Visitor’s Guide

Llanddeusant Red Kite Feeding Station has been pivotal in helping the red kite population of Wales recover. A wonderful experience with the kites fed daily

26 Nov 2021

A visitors guide to the National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden Of Wales: A Visitor’s Guide

Described as “a beautiful science laboratory”, the National Botanic Garden of Wales boasts a plethora of plants, numerous species of wildlife, a vast array of different trees and its own dedicated bird of prey centre.

27 Oct 2021

Visit Carreg Cennen Castle in South Wales

Carreg Cennen Castle And Farm: A Visitor’s Guide

Voted the most romantic ruin in Wales by readers of Countryfile magazine, Carreg Cennen Castle is a Grade I listed building that occupies a dominant position overlooking the River Cennen. Formerly under Royal ownership, this wonderful structure is now cared for by Cadw.

27 Oct 2021

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