Lydney Park Gardens and Roman Camp

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Without doubt the best time to visit the gardens is during April and early May when the rhododendrons and azalias are in bloom, and the maples are in new leaf.  The vision is breathtakingly beautiful.  The main display is in a sheltered wooded valley with excellent landscaping, pools and dream-like pathways.

Rhododendrons and azalias are available for purchase at very reasonable prices!

Teas are available in the house on open days, and there is ample space for picnics in the Deer Park.

Plan of Roman site.

The Roman Camp and Temple is close to the house, and well worth a visit.  This is one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in Britain.

The buildings visible on site date from the final phase of Roman occupation, when a wealthy religious complex was built late in the 4th century.  Few Roman temples have survived as well as this example.

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Lydney Park Gardens is situated on the A48 Gloucester-Chepstow road between Lydney and Aylburton.
(20 miles from Gloucester, 8 miles from Chepstow, 12 miles from the Severn Bridge)

The gardens, Roman Camp and Roman Museum are open on certain open days between April and June.  Dates and times of opening vary each year, and can be found by enquiry to the Estate Office, tel. 01594-842844.

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This page last updated 12 February 1999