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Top places with bluebells in Wales

A view of Penrhyn Castle with bluebells in the foreground in Gwynedd, Wales.
A view of Penrhyn Castle with bluebells | © National Trust Images/Iwan Ellis-Roberts

The sight of bluebells is a seasonal highlight not to be missed. Visit carpets of nodding blue flowers as they begin to unfold across the countryside and gardens of Wales, walk among a bluebell wood, or just sit back and marvel at the view.

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire
Dinefwr is the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales and in spring it’s bursting with colourful flowering plants. The reserve is famous for its bluebell display on Rookery Ridge. Pick up a map at reception and follow the Cattle trail to see these delightful flowers throughout May.Visit Dinefwr
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
Enjoy a self-led walk through the woods and see the cheerful bluebells and other spring delights at Chirk Castle. Follow the blue waymarked trail on the estate walk into the woodland to find all the best places to view carpets of beautiful, blue flowers.Visit Chirk Castle
Spring bluebells at Blakes Wood, Essex
Bluebells in woodland | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra
Bodnant Garden, Conwy
Bodnant Garden is stunning all through the year, but spring is something special. Bluebells follow the swathes of daffodils in the Old Park. They fan out from the dappled shade of wooded glades and meadows right down to the riverside gardens of the Dell and Far End.Visit Bodnant Garden
Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion
Set in the wooded Aeron valley, Llanerchaeron is a Site of Special Scientific Interest known for its fantastic variety of trees, flora, and wildlife. From late April you can see bluebells climbing up the banks of Afon Aeron and scattered throughout the woodland. Amongst the purple droplets you’ll see and smell bursts of wild garlic flowers too.Visit Llanerchaeron
Coed y Bwnydd, Monmouthshire
The gently rolling landscape of this Iron Age hill fort is transformed in spring by a carpet of bluebells, primroses, orchids, and red campion. It’s a glorious haven for wildlife and visitors near the Clytha Estate, with lovely views of the Usk Valley and beyond.Visit the Clytha Estate
Footpath through the woodland full of bluebells at Plas yn Rhiw in Gwynedd, Wales
Footpath through the woodland at Plas yn Rhiw | © National Trust Images/Malcolm Davies
Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd
Escape to Plas yn Rhiw this spring and discover a sheltered garden with spectacular views of Cardigan Bay. You can’t miss the bluebells. They cover the upper woodland giving a spectacular display.Visit Plas yn Rhiw
Abermawr, Pembrokeshire
This dramatic section of coastline is also home to peaceful woodland and meadows, which burst into life with speckles of blue in late spring. Take a relaxing one-mile circular walk from Abereiddi to Abermawr and enjoy the spectacle.Visit Abereiddi and Abermawr
Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire
See how nature has spectacularly transformed this old industrial area into a tranquil valley garden. The woodland in late spring offers lovely walks through bluebells and other wildflowers.Visit Colby Woodland Garden
Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd
Bluebells follow hot on the heels of the daffodils at Penrhyn Castle. Enjoy a walk around the stunning grounds and garden to see all the delights these lovely springtime blooms have to offer.Visit Penrhyn Castle and Garden
Hafod Estate, Ceredigion
Find bluebells dotted throughout the peaceful wooded valleys of the Hafod Estate near Aberystwyth. Out of the five waymarked trails, the Coed Hafod Walk is the best for a seasonal show of the delicate nodding blue flowers.Visit the Hafod Estate
View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

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