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Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre

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Address: Brecon Canal, Penperlleni, Wales
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The cafe is now under management as from April 2014.

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Kids really enjoyed the forest and the canal walks

Visited here for the first time with family. £1 to park all day. There are plenty of vsiitor boards with maps of circular walks - so we headed off through the woods. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon H
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time with family. £1 to park all day. There are plenty of vsiitor boards with maps of circular walks - so we headed off through the woods. The children loved running around and visiting all the culptures and hides and spotting all the animal plaques. Their imagination was really stimulated. They especially enjoyed the witches... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This a beautiful location with some amazing scenery. There are plenty of walks along the canal and so many boats to see,there is also an Avery near the boat center with some very pretty birds in . There's cafe and shop where I managed to have a bite to eat and a lovely ice-cream. Boat hire is a must, there's... More 

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Spent a lovely couple of hours here on the weekend getting some much needed fresh air. Nice little trail to follow that is suitable for young children as its not to steep or long, takes you through the woods and along the canal then along to a lovely little cafe at the end. Various sculptures to spot dotted in the... More 

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Thank Laura L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We love coming here with our dogs for a walk and then visiting the cafe. Always lots to see including the boats, birds, waterside houses and beautiful scenery. Interesting historical site with information boards. On our last visit the cafe was busy after Christmas but fast service, had fab hot chocolate and toasted teacake - perfect.

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Segovia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Once you arrive and pay the £1 all day parking where there are plenty of spaces it is a lovely walk along the canal. The visitor centre is a bit basic but tells you enough. The cafe is a good place to get a break and have a rest. Just make sure the weather is good

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Thank Mark E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Taking advantage of the recent nice weather and a day off work , we visited Goytre Wharf we took the dog and walked through the wharf and canal side , we found it very scenic one major disappointment was lots of dog mess also dog mess cleaned up and bags disposed of the hedge . Also litter bins overflowing .... More 

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Thank Jazzer1968
Haley H, Director of Sales at Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback which we take seriously. Please can you email us on info@abclg.com with more detail of the locations of the dog mess and bins. We are not responsible for the entire site as Canal & River Trust look after the towpath and Natural Wales maintain the forest areas. If you can let us know which areas... More 

Burntwood, Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed at Aquaduct Cottage for one week in September and had a great time. The cottage has been restored and is very cosy. Most important for us it is dog-friendly, with an enclosed garden, but the entire site is fairly quiet and safe for a run around. Its a good area for walking, the tow path along the canal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the wharf for a canal side walk. Very peaceful & pretty. We missed the cafe it was closed but we stopped to read about the industrial past which fitted in with our trip to Blaenavon. We walked through the woods & I didn't notice dogs mess as other reviewer so perhaps this had been resolved? It was a... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent cafe,with good food and seating.Cafe staff excellent.Quite interesting site,except when you go on the canal walk.No dog waste bins anywhere,lots of poly-bags of dogs mess hanging on trees,in the canal and thrown everywhere.THEN there is the actual dog mess everywhere on the canal walk,and the stench is revolting on a hot day.Enjoy the walk in the woods,and around the... More 

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Thank JOHN E
Haley H, Director of Sales at Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and glad to hear your enjoyed your visit. We have forwarded your comments to Canal and River Trust who are responsible for the canal and they have advised us that 2 new dog bins were installed last week. Once again thanks for your feedback. More 

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Starting point for our family holiday with ABC Boat hire. Fantastic week thanks to a great company with well maintained boats. The canal is easily doable in the 5 days, stopped in Becon and then back. Thanks and will be back

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