Sunday, 8 April 2018

A day at Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff

Although I have always have a serious urge to travel, these past few weeks I have been itching to get away and to also get some inspirations and content for you guys!

So last Sunday (it was supposed to have been Saturday, but gin happened the night before) I went a on a solo mini adventure to Dyffryn Gardens.
 
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales


Location
Dyffryn Gardens are based on the outskirts of Cardiff which can be accessed by foot, car, bus and train.


Transport
I got the X2 bus from Cardiff Wood Street which cost me £5.50 for a day ticket. The bus took around 25/30 minutes to get to St Nicholas.

From the bus stop in St Nicholas, the walk to the gardens is around 25/30 minutes.

TIP: the walk to the gardens was all down country lanes with no actual foot paths, be careful!
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
I was informed that the gardens are free of charge but you have to pay to get into the house, but this is not the case.

ENTRY - £9.90

I obviously had to grab a map because I like to collect mostly everything from my travels and to be fair if I didn’t have this map I probably would have gotten lost/not seen most of the gardens.
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales

a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
 Dyffryn Gardens consists of 9 different gardens and loads of other different areas and buildings for you to check out.

TIP: Dyffryn Gardens will be at its prettiest in the spring/summer months when the flowers are in full bloom.

The gardens also have a café and a gift shop. So if you need to sit down then it’s in the main house, you won’t miss it.

I took a packed lunch with me, and I sat on the Great Lawn and ate it in the sun. For my first solo adventure, I thought I would start off small. I am planning on bigger trips potentially this year, but definitely next so watch this space.
a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
The National Trust have lots of locations around Cardiff & the South Wales area which are on my list for when the weather gets a little better here (if it ever does).

Have you been to Dyffryn Gardens? What was your favourite part?

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14 comments

  1. You said Dryffyn gardens will be better in spring and summer but your photo's look fantastic already and it's only April! Looks like a great day trip from Cardiff. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I did catch the welsh weather on a good day, I cant wait to see what its like in the summer!

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  2. Oh my gosh. These gardens are beautiful. I'm glad you made it out to them. I'd love to see them in full bloom.

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    1. Watch this space, I will be heading back :)

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  3. You got such great weather dor your trip, a rareity in this country ha such a gorgeous place, Definitely one for my list thanks

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  4. It looks so beautiful! Spring seems like such a great time to visit with all the blossoming flowers. I love all the different cacti :)

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    1. The Cacti was the main reason I wanted to visit and it didnt dissapoint! :)

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  5. As someone who lives in Cardiff I had always heard they were free. Thanks for the bus routes and information though, I would like to go when they're in full bloom.

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    1. You should 100% go, now that the weather is nice here, I can imagine they look beautiful. :)

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  6. Omg that glass house is goals! Such a beautiful place and great pictures! I need to find my way to Wales soon!

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  7. I love flowers. I always have some flowers at home to beautify my home. These gardens are really attractive.

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  8. Oh my, I love this sort of attraction with lots of plants and flowers. This could be my sort of paradise :) Hope to visit it soon. Your shots are stunning.

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  9. I like the different variety of cactuses displayed there. Attractive pictures. And I truly agree with you when you say it's always better to venture out on distant solo trip after taking smaller ones. And this place looks amazing.

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