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Upton Castle Gardens

Cosheston | SA72 4SE, Tenby SA72 4SE, Wales
+44 1646 689996
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Beautiful Garden with Warm Welcome

A most enjoyable day. We are a family group including one member in a wheelchair. On arrival we... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Claire W
We will not be returning

This place definitely needs a huge injection of enthusiasm. The gardens are ok but not exceptional... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Upton Castle is picturesque and charming Norman Castle which remains a private family home. The garden consists of 35 acres of listed historic gardens, surrounded by ancient woodland. There are spectacular herbaceous borders, a delightful formal rose garden and a fascinating, traditional 19th century walled garden. Rare trees and shrubs abound throughout the gardens and include a stunning collection of rhododendrons, tree Magnolias and Camellias. The medieval chapel contains ornately carved stone tombs of crusader knights. Enjoy woodland walks bursting with wild flowers leading to the shores of Upton Creek, part of the tidal Cleddau estuary. There are plenty of places along the paths to sit and soak up the tranquillity of the unique surroundings and enjoy a picnic. If you are lucky, you may even see an otter!
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  • Poor7%
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Cosheston | SA72 4SE, Tenby SA72 4SE, Wales
+44 1646 689996
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A most enjoyable day. We are a family group including one member in a wheelchair. On arrival we were very warmly welcomed and given information on how best to access the gardens with a wheelchair. We enjoyed the woodland walks...picnic tables available near the car...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This place definitely needs a huge injection of enthusiasm. The gardens are ok but not exceptional, the tour of the castle was to say the least rushed and was conducted by a woman who gave the impression that she had done it so many times...More

2  Thank Biggoo2014
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We phoned first to request a motorised chair and we were met at the entrance with a welcome along with the chair. Most paths were accessible to the disabled and we received good instructions on how to manage to get to see most attractions like...More

Thank Jill D
UptonCastle, Owner at Upton Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Gardens we are delighted that you were able to enjoy the Gardens and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 June 2017

There was no one to meet us just an honesty box, if we had known what awaited us we definitely wouldn't have paid £10. The map and signage didn't make it easy to find your way around,the only well looked after area was the vegetable...More

Thank Yvonne F
UptonCastle, Owner at Upton Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

The hybrid tea roses are deadheaded every day. The old fashioned roses are left because they only flower once and then form colourful hips which can be enjoyed for the rest of the season. This is also the case at Mottisfont in Hampshire where the...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We visited the gardens in June. It was quiet, with few people about. We were able to take a leisurely walk through the woods and around the gardens. The roses at this time were beautiful. We found some very interesting plants in the arboretum area....More

Thank Canadian_National
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We received a very warm reception on our arrival here. We could have spent a whole day exploring the beautiful gardens and woodland, unfortunately we only had half a day. The gardens were a great delight and beautifully maintained. We explored one of the woodland...More

Thank Treviers
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The new Owl sanctuary is fantastic. 25 owls from around the world to see and watch in flight at various times during the day. The gardens are nice to walk around too with the flowers in bloom.A great value for money day.

Thank David T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

£5 each entrance to walk round a woodland managed to make it last an hour by walking very slowly. There are so many nice wooded areas in Pembrokeshire that you can walk round for free, save your money and give this a miss. The fact...More

Thank johnboy102
UptonCastle, Manager at Upton Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Upton Castle Gardens is not just a woodland walk. In fact it is the only listed historic garden open to the public in Pembrokeshire. Perhaps you missed the Formal Rose Garden the beautiful blooming flower borders the 2 acre victorian walled garden still in cultivation...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Another great place to visit , and again not far from tenby. It's a camera's delight well worth a visit. It's so peaceful and quite I plan to go there again. But allow plenty of time there is a lot to see.

1  Thank gladiator21
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited these gardens for the second time. Wonderful flowering shrubs and bluebells. How I wish I was a chld again. This is a really child (and dog) friendly garden. There are boardwalks through shrubs, play houses and lot of other play equipment. Secret doors pinned...More

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17 June 2015|
Response from johnboy102 |
£5. Go to little Milford woods near Freystrop free and a lot better. No waste your money here.