A West Wales garden attraction is thrilled to have been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice award winner.

The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing Aberglasney Gardens among the top 10 per cent of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.

Charity owned and run, Aberglasney is a medieval house and gardens set in the Tywi valley in the parish of Llangathen, Carmarthenshire. It was made famous by the BBC television series “A Garden Lost in Time” which followed its restoration. The restored Elizabethan Cloister Garden at its heart is the only surviving one of its kind in Britain today.

Aberglasney’s Director of Operations Jim Stribling said:

“To rank among the top ten percent of those listed on Tripadvisor, as one of the best places to visit, two years in a row, is outstanding. We are grateful to all those who have taken the time to leave us a review after visiting.

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Upper Walled Garden, Aberglasney (Nigel McCall)

“It is no cliché when I say that all the team, the gardeners, the tearooms, the giftshop and the administrative team, all take the reviews on board to help make a visit to Aberglasney the best possible experience for everyone. We have worked hard over the past twelve months to offer even more reasons to visit Aberglasney with family trails, forest school, music events and our regular arts and crafts exhibitions. It is fantastic that the reviews on Tripadvisor have recognised the hard work and dedication of our small team.” 

Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform, helps hundreds of millions of people each month become better travellers, from planning, to booking, to taking a trip. Travellers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat, based on guidance from those who have been there before.

John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor, said:

“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice winners. The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Earning a Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labour shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”