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

a day at dyffryn gardens, cardiff wales
Dyffryn Gardens are based on the outskirts of Cardiff which
can be accessed by foot, car, bus and train.

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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  • Reply Unknown

    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.

    April 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply helloamy

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

      April 16, 2018 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Olivia Rutt

    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.

    April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply helloamy

      Watch this space, I will be heading back 🙂

      April 16, 2018 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Kelly Bullock

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

    April 14, 2018 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Ella in Wanderlust

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

    April 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm
    • Reply helloamy

      The Cacti was the main reason I wanted to visit and it didnt dissapoint! 🙂

      April 16, 2018 at 8:35 am
  • Reply TheGreatAmbini

    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.

    April 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply helloamy

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

      April 16, 2018 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Claire Imaginarium

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

    April 16, 2018 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Hằng Nguyễn

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

    April 16, 2018 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Daniele Antoniol

    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.

    April 17, 2018 at 6:23 am
  • Reply Moi Mehr

    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.

    April 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Kate

    We joined the national trust as a family this year and we have been making the most of it, visiting Dyffryn Gardens twice this summer along with other properties too. My kids love the big log play park and I love the view over the lawned gardens at the rear of the house. Great post, I have pinned it.

    September 3, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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