Lydney Park Estate, Lydney

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Lydney Park is a 17th-century country estate surrounding Lydney House, located at Lydney in the Forest of Dean district in Gloucestershire, England. It is known for its gardens and Roman temple complex.House and gardensLydney Park was bought in 1719 by Benjamin Bathurst, son of the Cofferer of the Household to Queen Anne, and has remained in the family since then. The house was originally close to the main road, with a large deer park behind it.In 1875, Rev. William Hiley Bathurst built a new house in the centre of the deer park, with views over the River Severn. The new house was built by C. H. Howell, with a formal garden and shrubberies. The old house was demolished, apart from the buildings now occupied by the Taurus Crafts centre. Rev. Bathurst's grandson Charles, later Viscount Bledisloe, made some further changes to the garden before the house became used in the Second World War, first to house the Dutch royal family and then a girls' school.
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  • nice place to go an relaxes on the bench looking at the display of flowers went their first year 2012  more »
  • The staff were all really lovely and I enjoyed the beautiful gardens they were absolutely amazing, not forgetting the delicious cake!  more »
  • A beautiful garden full of superb rhododendrons and azaleas, the water garden is a delight with dragonflies and damselflies skimming the water. A tranquil valley with sides beautifully planted with a ...  more »
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