A beautiful 90 acre park, originally part of the estate of nearby Tredegar House- one of the largest and most lavish residences every built on Welsh soil. As you would expect, the gardens surrounding it are extensively landscaped to the highest standards.
Today they’ve been adapted for modern usage (without destroying the original look and feel of course- such a historical significant place is naturally subject to special protection). The park has large open spaces and a variety of special events take place here throughout the year, including circuses, funfairs, community events and fun runs. There is always something going on!
Tredegar House itself plays hosts to craft markets, murder mystery evenings, and more. Charity events are frequently held on the grounds or inside. It is a licenced venue for weddings and hosts conferences from time to time. Guided tours that take in highlights from both the house and gardens are available.
There is an extensive play area for children of all ages and fitness stations can be found along the path through the park. It’s a popular place for local people to come for a breath of fresh air and a little healthy exercise. Facilities include extensive playing fields, and changing facilities for local sports clubs, childrens’ play area, paddling pool (summer only), pitch and putt course and tennis courts.
Of course, Tredegar Gardens also remains a historical attraction of the highest quality. It brings visitors in from miles around, and it’s very easy to find too. The house is located along Cardiff Road, close to junction 28 of the M4 and just outside Newport.
Address: Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8YW
Postcode: NP10 8YW
Tel number: 01633 815880
Web Address: www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=outdoors.parks
Opening Hours: The Park and Woodland Walk are open from 9am to dusk
Admission Charges: None (to park)
Parking Charges: £2 per car, refunded against a single House tour admission, coaches free
Accessibility information: Tarmaced paths from the car park up to the entrance of the grounds proper when they become gravelled. Ground floor wheelchair access to the House.