Towers and turrets, ramparts and romance. The relaxed luxury of a bygone age.
GARDENS AT GLANDYFI CASTLE.
The gardens at Glandyfi Castle were originally designed to reflect the dramatic natural landscape, as was the fashion for Regency Romantic gardens. During the mid Nineteenth Century an attempt was made to introduce some more formal areas.
The castle is set within 45 acres of land - some of it wild rolling meadowland, some ancient woodland and some, more formal gardens, bursting with fabulous trees and shrubs. In spring the grounds awakens to a carpet of daffodils, closely followed by a mist of bluebells and the riotous colour of long established camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons - many reaching over 5 metres in height. There are quiet lawns to relax upon, listening only to the chirping of the birds and the humming of bees, or mysterious pathways to explore amongst the woodland. And then of course there is the wonderful terrace. The perfect place to sit, sipping a drink and watching the sun set over the sea. Each day brings a different landscape as the tides change and the light transforms the mountains. To sit upon the Castle ramparts as people have for two hundred years, watching the dawn rise or the sun set, is to share in a magical experience and to feel the exquisite joy that comes from being at one with natural surroundings.
"Thank you so much for your endless patience, generosity, and warm hospitality. Magnificent food and breathtaking views."
- From the springwatch presenters and producers.