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It's one of the best known historic houses in South Wales.
Today, following a multi-million pound restoration scheme, Dyffryn House in the Vale of Glamorgan opened its doors to the public for the first time in seventeen years.
Sarah Powell went to take a look...
- The Vale of Glamorgan Council acquired Dyffryn House and Gardens after local government reorganisation in 1996
- Dyffryn House is a Grade II* Listed Building and the Gardens are Listed Grade I
- There are over 55 acres of gardens, including intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and seasonal bedding areas
- Dyffryn House and Gardens was one of the last country mansions to be built in Wales
- The current house was built in the late 19th Century
To find out more about the historic house and gardens, visit the National Trust Website.
A special opening ceremony will take place today to mark the first public opening of Dyffryn House and gardens since it was restored.
The house has benefitted from funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore five of its rooms and the gardens.
Dyffryn House will reopen for the first time since its multi-million pound restoration. The historic house has never been fully opened to the public before, but today visitors will be able to explore its restored rooms for the first time.
Rooms on the ground and first floor will be open to allow visitors to enjoy views of the garden.
In January, the National Trust took over management of the house and gardens on a 50-year lease.