Nature and castles: from the vicinity of London to Brecon Beacons – Day 3: Earls’ luxuriance

Today let's enjoy an amazing heritage left for us by earls. This legacy has recently become open to general use. Stroll in the parks where king’s architects revealed their talents at its finest awaits you. Also you will spend time on the beach and after being recharged by nature you will visit one more castle and get a lot of positive emotions.
Nature and castles: from the vicinity of London to Brecon Beacons
Visiting:

Trip duration: 4 days

Gvenet Bloom

Dyffryn House and Gardens

Gardens


Today let's enjoy an amazing heritage left for us by earls. This legacy has recently become open to general use. Stroll in the parks where king’s architects revealed their talents at its finest awaits you. Also you will spend time on the beach and after being recharged by nature you will visit one more castle and get a lot of positive emotions.

Llantwit Major Beach

Beaches


Get satisfaction from walking along the beach, carefully watch the stones of bizarre form, spread your lungs and breath freely. Go up to the surrounding hills and glance over the water surface.

Brindleys

The Bush Inn Cowbridge

Gastropubs


A real Victorian atmosphere: comfortable armchairs and a fireplace. You may associate this place with Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson as it were cosy armchairs in front of fireplace where they liked to discuss currents events, according to Arthur Conan Doyle's novels. The interior bodes for relaxation and concentration on getting satisfaction from eating. The menu offers a good choice of dishes and drinks. Customers especially mark delicious beer.

Cathays Park

Parks


We continue to relish the places where a human and nature coalesce. The park is like a mini-town, where the buildings of Edwardian times and the constructions of early XXI century stand side by side. Initially the territories of garden formed a part of Cardiff Castles lands, later Marquess of Bute became possessors of this place. Mostly it was John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute due to whom the garden acquired the current appearance. After long-term persuasions in 1898 the Cardiff Council bought these lands from the Marquess to open this wonderful place for public entrance. However, the Marquees left the certain instructions on the park future development.

Caldicot Castle

Castles


One more castle with an amazing history which began in 1100 when the Norman Earls of Hereford laid the first stone. This citadel witnessed three main periods: the construction under the control of mentioned above earls, the development under the king Edward III’s son, Thomas of Woodstock’s notice and the acquirement of new duty in the Victorian period. Of course, there were ups and downs in the history of fortress. The castle turned into the ruins and served as an ordinary farming acreage for some time but Joseph Richard Cobb bought the citadel in 1885. The Cobb family owned the castle till 1984, then these lands were acquired by the Chepstow Town Council. In 1965 a museum was opened in the castle.

Lona Restaurant - Grill House & Juice Bar

Middle Eastern Restaurants


The restaurant of Middle East cuisine is a great opportunity to experience all the diversity of tastes in one dish. Don't look at the fact that the plating is not so ingenious and viewy as in the restaurants of European cuisine. When it comes to the East, the most important is to have more of all and all at the same time. A fantastically high-fried meat and a freshly-cooked flatbread are a real dainty.