Golden Grove, Dryslwyn (also known as Gelli Aur)1470

Carmarthenshire, Wales

Brief Description

Golden Grove park and gardens contain many ancient trees. There are good quality formal terraces and an outstanding arboretum associated with the Victorian house.

History

Golden Grove was for a long time one of the most important estates in west Wales. The mid-19th century house is on the site of earlier dwellings.

Visitor Facilities

Much of the grounds are open to the public as the Gelli Aur Country Park. The park is open daily from 10.30, closing at 5pm during the summer and at 4pm between October and March.

Detailed Description

The walled garden is of great interest in being associated with an earlier house. There is also a lake and canal which were probably in existence in the mid-17th century. The house was used by Carmarthen College of Technology and Art (2003), whilst much of the grounds is a country park. The house has been sold (2007) to a private developer and is not accessible.

Features
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is in Tudor Gothic style.
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  • Terrace
  • Description: There are good quality formal terraces.
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Arboretum.
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  • Planting
  • Description: Walled garden.
  • Lake
  • Description: The lake probably dates to the mid-17th century.
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  • Canal
  • Description: The canal probably dates to the mid-17th century.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Much of the grounds are open to the public as the Gelli Aur Country Park. The park is open daily from 10.30, closing at 5pm during the summer and at 4pm between October and March.

Directions

Gelli Aur Country Park is located near to Llandeilo. Follow the brown and white signs from the A40 the A476, A483 or the B4300.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Llanfihangel Aberbythych
Associated People

Just one person associated to Golden Grove, Dryslwyn

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