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Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottoes

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Magical and Secret Gardens

The creation of a wealthy if highly reclusive Victorian eccentric, these gardens are very... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
A hidden gem!

Saw this advertised in our hotel and decided to visit possibly with not great expectations. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“stepping stones”(39 reviews)
“hidden gem”(43 reviews)
“water features”(27 reviews)
Dewstow Gardens are Grottoes are recently discovered gardens built in the 1890's. buried in the 1950's and rediscovered and escavated in 2000. We are now open for the summer months and welcome visitors of all ages including pre-booked coach parties...more
Dewstow Rd | Caldicot, Caerwent NP26 5AH, Wales
+44 1291 431020
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We did wonder when we were asked about visiting Dewstow what there would be to see on an overcast early April day. The answer is lots. When we arrived the first thing which we smiled about was the car parking arrangement. Parking is simple. You...More

10  Thank Tallbear55
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The grottoes and gardens were lovely but AVOID at this time of year if you have young children. The Halloween theming and decorations were horrid - even the toilets had graphic horror posters up, more suited to over 18s. There are no warnings or signs...More

3  Thank Nicola N
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The creation of a wealthy if highly reclusive Victorian eccentric, these gardens are very understated and consequently less well known than many. Undeniably the USP of Dewstow is the series of remarkable grottoes and tunnels created by James Pulham and Son. Complemented by a seemingly...More

3  Thank Questers
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Saw this advertised in our hotel and decided to visit possibly with not great expectations. We were proved wrong! Well laid out walks with much to see. Even had baby swallows in the barn area. This has been well renovated and benefits from excellent views...More

5  Thank Glen504216
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We enjoyed a spacious room with Arabic decor, tea making facilities, free drinking water daily, friendly staff. Excellent restaurant where camel is on the menu. A great place to go for a meal on the river front and if it’s the time of year when...More

Thank Artincake
Reviewed 1 September 2018

it was my Nan's birthday so we decided to go to the gardens with her. We really enjoyed it and it was an amazing place for families and children. Although it was not very accessible for wheel chairs or people who can't walk. the grottoes...More

2  Thank milie1636
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We visited Dewstow a couple of weeks ago,it has been on my list for years after seeing it on Gardeners world.We thoroughly enjoyed it.However we went today taking our grandchildren aged 3 and 5.Itstarted off well and enjoyed the quiz they give you,then as we...More

Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

These gardens & grottos are the gift that keeps on giving, every corner turned reveals a new secret or surprise - it’s all a little bonkers in the best sense, from the carved gargoyles & topiary animals to the alligator pit - once you have...More

6  Thank richarddE7284ES
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this place fantastic gardens and staff were top rate would definitely recommend to other drivers and groups

4  Thank Vanessa E
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens are stunning, the grottos charming, but I would recommend giving the cafe a miss and packing a lunch instead. We had to wait 45 minutes for sandwiches! When the food finally came, I complained to the waitress about the wait. I was told...More

Thank Summer B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a lovely and quirky hidden gem , great fun for young and older to go and explore, well kept gardens and a lovely pond to rest by highly recommended .

3  Thank IanEllis
Reviewed 4 August 2018

An excellent garden to visit with so much history attached to it. The grottoes have to be seen to be believed. The whole garden looked magnificent in spite of all the hot weather. The gardeners are doing a fantastic job making this a real visitors...More

4  Thank sylvia_ofarrell
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25 August 2018|
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Response from Elouise1988 | Reviewed this property |
Signs at the reception say no dogs , only assistance dogs , some of the walkways are not at all pet friendly
30 July 2018|
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Response from DewstowGardens | Property representative |
Hello, a train London to Severn tunnel junction and a taxi from there would probably be your best bet. If you give us a call on 01291 431020, we can discuss your options. Best wishes.. Dewstow Gardens
17 May 2018|
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Response from Katiehlbrown | Reviewed this property |
£7 for adults & worth every penny!!!