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Tredegar House Country Park
Parc Tredegar
A photograph showing the autumnal trees and the path following the lake, surrounded by the green spaces of the Park
Lake path at Tredegar House Country Park
Type Restoration era Park
Location Newport, Wales
OS grid ST 28889 85326
Founder William Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar)
Owned by Newport City Council
Managed by National Trust
Open 24 hour (pedestrians)
Awards Green Flag Award
Terrain Gardens
Parking 6am and 4pm (pay and display)
Public transit access Newport Bus:
LloydsTSB Insurance - 34, 35, 36, X5, X15
Newport, Tredegar House Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1182814
Tredegar House Country Park in February 2009.

Tredegar Park (Welsh: Parc Tredegar) is a 90-acre (36 ha) public park situated in the western Coedkernew area of the city of Newport, South Wales. It lies close to junction 28 of the M4 motorway connecting London and West Wales.

History

It formerly formed part of the original 16th century estate of the Morgan family, first substantially redeveloped by William Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar) in the 17th century and owned for generations by the Lords Tredegar. The Grade II building, Tredegar House, and the Grade I listed stables, are also situated within the park.

The park is very large, comprising around 90 acres (36 ha) and includes a large lake that it is possible to walk around.

The present day community (parish) and electoral district (ward) of Tredegar Park is a much smaller area consisting of the Duffryn estate and immediate surroundings.

Parkrun

Parkrun (a UK-wide running series) takes place in the grounds of the park each Saturday at 9am. The first event was hosted in 2011. As of 2019, 435 runs have been held, attracting 14,963 runners from 703 clubs. An average of over 300 people compete each week, however some events have attracted up to 700 competitors.

National Trust

The National Trust took over management of the Country House and Grounds in 2015. As a condition of their management, the grounds and gardens of the house are to remain free for the public to access, with the House entry at £10.10 for adults as part of the Trust's costs to manage their estates.

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