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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Vale of Glamorgan

Places to Visit in Vale of Glamorgan Dyffryn Gardens and Dunster Castle are listed below.
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in Vale of Glamorgan
Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and pools, seasonal beds, trees and shrubs, rose garden, statuary, garden rooms, including Pompeian, Paved Court and Theatre gardens. An arboretum contains trees from all over the world...
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in Somerset
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. The season begins with thousands of Snowdrops and Daffodils followed by Forsythias. There is a National Collection of Arbutus along with a 150 year old lemon tree under glass. The fine views stretching across Exmoor, the Quantock...
in Somerset
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
in Newport
Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
in Devon
Home Place Cottages offers adult only weekend breaks for couples and groups of two to four people in five cosy country cottages. Home Place welcomes guests
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in Somerset
Discover the Breathtaking Views of Exmoor National Park Sitting across 267 square miles in south west Britain, Exmoor National Park engulfs an enormous variety of landscapes, from moorland, woodland and valleys to soaring cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel and rolling farmland. There is an excellent path network that traverses high moors and pretty wooded valleys for walkers, a winding network of bridleways and lanes perfect for horse-riding and terrific climbing opportunities. Stu...
in Devon
Discover a world set in 28 acres of spectacular gardens where Dinosaurs and Animals roam together. Come and see Lions, Wolves, Sea Lions, Primates and more!
in Bath & Northeast Somerset
Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
in Devon
Discover the stunning gardens at Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum With more than 20 miles of footpaths to discover, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden stuffed with produce used in the tea room and a beautiful old house containing fascinating Victorian treasures, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum is an Exmoor gem. Arlington, crouched in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, has been an estate held by the Chichester family...
in Devon
Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
in Devon
In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages. A beautiful setting for a fantastic day out.
in Bristol
Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
in Somerset
Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
in Devon
50 acres of historic parkland set against the breath-taking 18th century Palladian Mansion house built as the Earl of Fortescue's family home, with temples, fol
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in Somerset
Buff Urban Day Spa can be found in Taunton, Somerset. Opening in December 2007 the spa is renowned for it's range of treatments and customer service. Winning awards for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and silver for Best Spa & Wellbeing Experience in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards.
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in Somerset
This chic, eclectic restaurant, Bar, Cafe is open all day. From coffee to cocktails, pop in and catch up with friends. The extensive menu offers a feast of local produce from healthy (Kale salad with red onion, pearl couscous, chickpea, roasted peppers, walnut dressing) to hearty (Beer battered haddock with chunky chips and minted peas), and puds are to die for! This really is a restaurant to be enjoyed at anytime of day, with anyone you choose.
in Bristol
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
in Devon
Marwood is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs are welcome too! The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
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in Bristol
Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500 parks and gardens in England. Divided into three ballustraded terraces and separated from the park by a ha-ha, originally surrounded by an impressive pleasure garden planted with trees and shr...
in Bath & Northeast Somerset
Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
in Devon
Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, swathes of hellebores, trilliums and delightful seasonal colours. Famous and deliciously simple pool garden inside hedges. There is a fully productive Victorian walled garden and attractive woodland walks...
in Devon
Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
in Devon
Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
in Devon
The Saunton Sands Spa and leisure facilities offers a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Why not treat yourself to some massage therapy, beneficial for a range of conditions, with aromatherapy, reflexology, stone massage and more. Talented stylists at the fully equipped hair salon are always on hand to help you discover a new look. Guests can also use the extensive range of leisure facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, minin gym, squash court, tennis ...
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in Monmouthshire
Since 2007, this white washed inn at the side of a winding Welsh country road has been run to huge acclaim by British culinary legend Shaun Hill. Dine in the smartly appointed yet casual dining room, or in good weather take a table on the patio or the idyllic garden. Hill's ingredient led approach encompasses influences from all over the globe. Don't be deceived by the simple presentation, this is technically assured cooking that accentuates flavour. Start with Wye Valley asparagus with more...
in Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.
in Carmarthenshire
One of the finest Championship Links courses in Britain and currently ranked 5th best course in Wales, Ashburnham has hosted prestigious professional and amateur Championships, including two British PGA Championships and the 1976 Martini International Tournament. Chosen as a qualifying venue for the 2014 and 2017 Seniors Open Championship, this event is one in a long line of important events held here since the early 1900s when Harry Vardon, the six time British Open Champion said “The cou...
in Somerset
Adam & Martine Fellows opened Goodfellows in 2004. The cuisine features modern Mediterranean dishes fused with locally sourced produce from Somerset and fish fresh from Brixham. Fish is the Adam's speciality and his 5 course tasting menu is a must for visitors.
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in Devon
Fresh produce is a passion of the owners and under the guidance of Head Chef Tom Butt the hotel offers simple good food served with flair
in Powys
The Felin Fach Griffin is a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons.
in Somerset
Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden of different character rooms. Wander through the hot room which is a blissful mix of lilies, dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow ann...
in Monmouthshire
The aim at 1861 is to always produce exceptional food, using local farmers, vegetable producers and butchers. With a keen eye on provenance and carbon footprint, the team strives to create a welcoming environment in which to enjoy a sensational meal.
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in Devon
Dartington Crystal has something for all of the family. The factory experience lets you see and hear the fascinating story of over 50 years of craftsmanship. Ta
in Devon
Explore the beautiful Gardens of Killerton Killerton is a famous woodland hillside garden full of splendid old and special trees including innumerable record-breaking specimens, many introduced by the plantsman Veitch, rare shrubs, beautiful herbaceous borders, crocus, daffodils, bluebells, an ice-house. A huge estate with walks through the park, woods and Devon countryside. Thatched `Bear´s Hut´ summerhouse and formal terrace by `father of wild gardening´ William Robinson.
in Devon
More family home than grand house, surrounded by a beautiful garden with a vast tree collection from across the globe. Explore winding paths, climb and extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor. Killerton's acres of historic parkland and woods are the perfect place to walk, run and play.
in Devon
Explore One of Britain's best Gardens Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season, meaning people return time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. From Lady Anne´s original garden to the rose gardens (with over 200 varieties), the fruit and vegetable garden, the arboretum, lake and bog garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Combine your visit with one...
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in Somerset
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once the home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte who used the Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies as inspiration for his plantings and is now a delightful mix of shrubs, roses and perennials, thanks to a restoration project by Sir Walter Jenner. The herbaceous bo...
in Somerset
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
in Devon
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon -award-winning public art gallery featuring contemporary art exhibitions of local, national and international importance
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in Somerset
Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
in Somerset
Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.
in Somerset
Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
in Devon
Burrow Farm Gardens is a beautifully landscaped 13 acre garden, which will appeal to both the plantsman and those seeking a relaxing walk around a tranquil garden with extensive views. Sweeping lawns lead between island beds of unusual shrubs and herbaceous plants down to the lake. The woodland garden, in a Roman clay pit with fine trees, ponds and bog garden, combines primulas, iris and other moisture lovers with the many wild flowers flourishing there. The millennium garden features ponds, ...
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in Devon
Exeter's respected 18-hole golf course has both water features and challenging fairways, and is set in 120 acres of parkland, which wraps around the club's Georgian manor house, Wear Park. Golf lessons are available, and there is a well-stocked Pro Shop, with an indoor golf simulator.
in Devon
Wear Park Restaurant is open to all including non-members of Exeter Golf Club. Enjoying superb views across the course, as well as outdoor dining areas and private dining rooms, the restaurant is both family-friendly and relaxed. It's ideal for both celebrations and casual meet-ups. The restaurant is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and offers a Live Music Sunday, with traditional Sunday lunch.
in Devon
Wear Park Spa is a multi-award-winning spa and beauty salon located in the Georgian manor house at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Open to everyone with a discount for members, the single and double treatment rooms enjoy stunning views of the golf course. Wear Park Spa is perfect for both spa days and beauty treatments. Luxurious, with world-class ESPA facials, massage and body treatments, yet convenient for beauty treatments such as Shellac nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrows and las...
in Devon
The Galley is a charming seafood restaurant in historical Topsham, overlooking the River Exe estuary. They proudly serve the very best of Devon on a plate.
in Devon
Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn there are pictures and a rundown of the residents, giving their names and a brief summary of their lives with salient facts like who they hang out with and whether they can smell Polo mints in you...
in Devon
Stone Lane Gardens is a lovely woodland and water garden, with National Collections of birch and alder trees. Between May and October, the garden hosts the Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition, showing imaginative artwork in a wide variety of media. The garden is open 7 days a week, all year round.
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in Devon
The Castle Drogo garden is a terraced garden with yew hedges, herbaceous borders and a rose garden. There is also a rhododendron garden, a croquet lawn and the Bunty House (Wendy House).
in Devon
Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the National Trust to restore it to its former glory. In a hugely dramatic setting high above the Teign Gorge with panoramic views across Dartmoor, the interior has fabulous family portraits...
in Devon
Refined and elegant accurately sum up the grand-looking Victoria Hotel (especially the doorman that greets you), a place where the whole family can take in the lovely seaside location – and enjoy splashing out or winding down at the luxury spa. Found on the South Devon coast, indulge in a spot of old school bathing outdoors in the vast alfresco pool and indoors where there's a host of top-draw facilities without a whiff of pretentiousness. Everything is geared up for guests of all ages – a be...
in Devon
With a classic English menu encompassing modern twists, our restaurant at Mill End is a highlight for both new and returning guests for its seasonally changing menus, beautifully presented dishes, and excellent value for money. The quality of the food, including free range eggs, vegetables and the finest of beef is the result of Devon itself, with its extensive range of high quality local produce and the freshest of fish caught of the Devon and Cornish coasts. The team in the kitchen, l...
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in Dorset
The Alexandra has two award winning restaurants both overlooking Lyme Bay. Menus with local & seasonal at heart. Seafood from the bay below always on offer!
in Devon
Set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.
in Herefordshire
Explore a beautiful riverside garden at The Weir Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while summer's warm days are spent by visitors sitting and picnicking by the Wye amidst wild flowers and wild life. In autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must, its ripe seasonal produce burstin...
in Devon
The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the p...
in Devon
The Spa at Bovey Castle is a sanctuary tucked away from the bustle of modern life. Echoing the tranquillity and therapeutic flow of the River Dart, these bespoke spa experiences have been created to relax, revive and restore the body and spirit. The dedicated team of therapists together hold a wealth of knowledge and experience encouraging a respect and understanding of the body that is both rare and valuable. Housed in the Orangery, the hotel's indoor Art Deco swimming pool overlooks...
in Devon
Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We're not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy. We call it ‘exclusive dining' actually, purely because it's an experience you won't find anywhere else. Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant's Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the f...
in Devon
Imagine the best pubs in the land. You'll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith's Brasserie is that, but better. Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith's is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a ...
in Herefordshire
Castle House is an award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant in a quiet part of the city of Hereford, just a few minutes' walk from the historic cathedral. The hotel is owned and run by a local farming family which grows much of the restaurant's seasonal food in the kitchen garden on its nearby farm.
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