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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

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Penarth CF645UY, Wales
+44 29 2070 1678
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Glorious - very popular even on a rainy day

Great local beauty spot really popular with the local community for running, walking, cycling, dog... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janetyjanet
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Hambledon, United Kingdom
Great place

This place was a quarry when I lived in Penarth in the 1960s. The transformation is remarkable. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JonathanIreland
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Ireland
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“country park” (22 reviews)
“swans and ducks” (10 reviews)
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Penarth CF645UY, Wales
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+44 29 2070 1678
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"medieval village"
in 82 reviews
"country park"
in 22 reviews
"swans and ducks"
in 10 reviews
"few hours"
in 15 reviews
"guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 11 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 4 reviews
"children's play area"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful walk"
in 3 reviews
"small fee"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"fresh air"
in 7 reviews
"walking routes"
in 3 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"cafe on site"
in 3 reviews
"bank holiday"
in 4 reviews
"small cafe"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great local beauty spot really popular with the local community for running, walking, cycling, dog walking. You can also hire a bbq area for a party. A wide variety of bird life many of whom congregate close to the entrance so they can be fed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a quarry when I lived in Penarth in the 1960s. The transformation is remarkable. The water in the lake is clear with lots of ducks and swans. We only did a short walk along the boardwalk before returning to the cafe for...More

Thank JonathanIreland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a treasure hidden away that is an absolute delight for people to find, beautiful lake with huge variety of birds, loads of footpaths to explore, dogs are very welcome, plenty parking even though it does get busy at weekends and holidays, good information...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous lake to run, walk or ride around. Perfect place for a picnic too. There is a park, a coffee shop and free parking. Would highly recommend for a family day.

Thank SWH100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Cosmeston, lovely walk through the woods, nice cafe. Have been coming for years since my now teenager was a baby. Daughter loved the park and feeding the swans but now it’s changed, it’s nice to have a pleasant walk and a family catch up,...More

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited before, it’s a great place for the kids to burn off some energy! Loads of parking space. We sat on a picnic bench near the car to have our picnic. There were plenty of bins and the area was clean, no rubbish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful grounds and lake is perfect for a family day out of all ages with lots to do and a stunning cafe highly recommend Beautiful scenery, woods and trails to explore, educational Victorian village. Dog and toddler friendly

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not visit the village as we have viewed that before, we came on my birthday with a picnic as it was a beautiful day, many birds to view, even a heron which was not camera shy at all. Just a beautiful place to walk...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Appreciated by many including me. I walk through it on the way to the cliff tops at Penarth. It's a pleasant park with wildlife/model boats/children's play area/cafe with toilets and a medieval village. It also has board ways and open area's.

Thank dave h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited cosmeston lakes my entire life I never get bored of it. Walking around the 2 lakes for an even out is where I feel at home. Its just qn inspiring walk, and its such a big area you can walk for hours. Its...More

Thank Ryan S
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Della H
29 August 2017|
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Response from Nigel P | Reviewed this property |
I believe it can be arranged with clubs etc. but you are unable to take your own kayak and use the lake. As far as I am aware sailing, swimming and the use of radio controlled boats is very limited and by prior opointment... More
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Jack and I
30 June 2017|
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Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's on a bus route and there are no entry fees to the lakes
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shuhebur n
17 April 2017|
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Response from Sophie W | Reviewed this property |
The lakes are always open, not sure about the cafe.
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