Thompsons Park

Thompsons Park is a late Victorian garden laid out by the well known garden designer, William Goldring. The park is a charming place with woodland, mature trees, lawns and more formal areas and its character is enhanced by the pool … Continue reading

Insole Court

Insole Court has been described as one of the most important secular historic properties outside Cardiff city centre. The property dates from the Victorian period – the house demonstrates the Romantic Gothic style, while the garden, with its fine terracing … Continue reading

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

Beechwood Ornamental Park

Beechwood Park, which covers 30 acres, originally formed the private grounds to Beechwood House. In 1900, Newport Borough Council bought Beechwood House and the grounds were opened up as a public park, with refreshments available in the House. During the First World War, the House was also used as a convalescent home. 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