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Dyffryn Gardens handover

Dyffryn House and Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan has been formally handed over to the National Trust today. The charity will manage it on a 50-year lease, and wants to see it developed further as a tourist attraction.

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National Trust takes over management of Dyffryn House and Gardens

Money from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been used to restore the gardens Credit: ITV News Wales

Dyffryn House and Gardens reopen to the public today under the management of the National Trust.

Vale of Glamorgan Council will continue to own the property, while granting the Trust a 50-year lease.

"Growing and shaping a glorious garden is a long-term project" said Justin Albert, Director of the National Trust in Wales.

"The passion that has gone into creating Dyffryn Gardens over the years - from volunteers, staff and supporters - cannot be taken for granted. And we want everyone to join with us in harnessing that passion for a new stage of Dyffryn's journey."

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