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“Picturesque Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Uchtryd
Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
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Owner description: One of Europe's finest examples of an 18th-century picturesque landscape.
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“Picturesque Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2006

The Hafod Estate in Cwm Ystwyth is steeped in history and offers a range of walks with clear signposting and easy parking.

Most of the Hafod Estate is managed by the Forestry Commission but it was once a private family estate- made famous by Thomas Johnes who set out to create a miniature paradise in the Ystwyth Valley in the late eighteenth century.

He built a mansion in the grounds and created a unique landscape of gardens, paths and walks. Over the years, the estate fell into disrepair and the mansion had to be demolished in the 1950s. However, the landscape designed by Johnes is now being restored by the Forestry Commission and the Hafod Trust.

As part of this restoration project, there are now five delightful walks to chose from – the Bedford Monument Walk, the Lady's Walk, the Ystywth Gorge Walk, Coed Hafod Walk and the Gentleman's Walk. They all start from the Forestry Commission's Hafod car park, which can be difficult to find if you don't know the area. It's best to phone for more information!

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