Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn

4.8
#2 of 46 in Parks in Conwy County
See plant species from all over the world originally grown from cuttings that arrived at Bodnant Garden more than a century ago. The world-famous garden here--which was developed around Bodnant House starting in 1874--provides spectacular views across Snowdonia National Park. This 32 hectare (80 acre) garden is split into two parts: the upper level surrounds the house and features Italianate terraces, specimen trees, and manicured lawns, with paths that take you to the lower level. Referred to as The Dell, the lower level is home to a wooded valley, wild garden, old mill, and even an enchanting spillway waterfall into the River Hiraethlyn. Enjoy fresh, local dishes at the Pavillion Tea Room, ice cream at The Kiosk, or home-baked scones and cakes at the Magnolia Tea Room. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bodnant Garden by using our Tal-y-Cafn trip app .
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  • Spectacular - would give this ten stars and strongly recommend if you are anyway near Conwy - even in western England. We deliberately made this part of our two week trip around England and Wales beca...  more »
  • NT membership,is repeatedly used for bodnant gardens, throughout the seasons. Always enjoyed. Good to see that dogs are now allowed on leads. Although upset to see some dog owners haven't cleared up a...  more »
  • I had a lovely day out at Bodnant Garden in North Wales this week with mum & dad. I am always made to feel welcome. It's a great walk around the gardens and I made lots of new friends. They put out lo...  more »
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  • It's a really nice place to visit. the parking is free and there is a nice cafe outside the gardens. it costs quite a lot to get into the garden £13.20 for an adult as of August 2018. If you are a national trust member entry is free. There are lots of well maintained terraces to walk along with a large variety of different plants. There is also a really nice wooded area in a valley which is a very large area, great for walks. The whole site is quite hilly so not all areas are easy for wheelchairs or pushchairs to access, there are some routes deemed unsuitable for wheelchairs due to the steepness. That being said you could easily spend most of a day here exploring the grounds.
  • What a gem in the welsh countryside. Some magical finds whilst exploring the walking paths. Easily spend a full day out here. Plenty of resting benches, picnic areas and a few national trust cafe dotted around. Crafts shops and of course the NT shop are present to look round at the end of the day. Gardens themselves were kept beautiful and a huge variety to enjoy. My 8 year old also loved exploring the grounds and hidden buildings and paths.
  • Toilets are modern and really high quality, I was impressed on arrival. They also didn't smell and were clean. We went as a group with 2 prams and I think there needs to be more sign posting for ramps, etc. We did have maps but let's face it no one reads those to get around a place! It is very steep in some parts, like really steep so be aware if you're pushing prams or wheelchairs. Also some paths we went on were met with steps so we had to do a bit of lifting. It would be ideal to make people aware of this before they take that path. The flowers are absolutely stunning though and the gardens are well maintained. Would definitely return and recommend.
  • What a wonderful day we spent at this marvellous place. Already talking about our return visit. Beautiful gardens and countryside. Elegant buildings and stunning views. Car park was full but barely saw a soul and those we did were lovely. Pond dipping with the children was a big hit. A must for anyone who appreciates beauty.
  • Lovely place to visit all year around. Great for the kids too and frequently things on for them to do too. Nicely accessible for the most part in my wheelchair. Although some areas are more of a challenge than others. Staff lovely and helpful all the time.
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