Victoria Park

Leafy Victoria Park is a classic late Victorian urban public park, opened in 1897 and named in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The park is a popular local facility boasting an Edwardian drinking fountain canopy, recently installed replica bandstand, … Continue reading

Roath Park

Opened in 1894, Roath Park is one of the most important late Victorian public parks in Wales. The park retains much of its original character and setting with many fine trees and a heated conservatory. Roath Park Lake, home to … Continue reading

Gower Heritage Centre

The Gower Heritage Centre is a restored fully-operational 12th century water-powered corn mill. We have a wide selection of displays for you, including our Blacksmiths, Wood turners, Woollen Mill and Museums of past living, antique farming and cultivation. We are also home to Wales smallest Cinema, La Charrette. Continue reading

Belle Vue Park Gardens

Belle Vue Park was opened in 1894 and has many features typical of a Victorian public park, including the conservatories and pavilion, bandstand and rockeries. Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Belle Vue Park restoration project set about restoring the park buildings and recreating the original planting scheme. Continue reading

Tredegar House Park and Gardens

Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. The earliest surviving part of the building dates back to the early 1500’s. Follow the link to find out more about the history of Tredegar House. Visitors can discover what life was like for those who lived above and below stairs by touring the impressive state rooms and the intriguing servants’ quarters. You can see and hear more about Tredegar House on our video clips page. Continue reading

Bedwellty House and Park

Recently restored, this fine example of an Iron master’s residence and parkland that includes one of the few remaining Ice Houses in Wales. Amongst its many period features are a leafy grotto, arboretum, block of coal exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, Long Shelter and Bandstand. Newly opened tearooms serve delicious meals. Continue reading