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Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre

Brecon Canal, Penperlleni, Wales
+44 1873 881069
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Disappointing

Acres of trees cut down and land left in a terrible mess. Was this because of disease or just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JWP54
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Lovely dog walk

Great place to walk the dogs. But also a great place to absorb the industrial history, of South... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jango1969
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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The cafe is now under management as from April 2014.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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Brecon Canal, Penperlleni, Wales
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+44 1873 881069
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Acres of trees cut down and land left in a terrible mess. Was this because of disease or just wanton destruction? I don't know but it's left the place in a horrible mess. The usual collection of rather sad old river boats (why do they...More

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Haley H, Director of Sales at Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The land on which most of the trees around Goytre Wharf is owned and managed by Natural Resource Wales. The trees have been felled as part of a nationwide programme to combat disease, remove over mature trees and replace with native broad-leaf woodland trees. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk the dogs. But also a great place to absorb the industrial history, of South Wales. All day parking for £1. Clean toilets too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven’t visited for a few years and were very shocked to see the devastation of the trees being cut down, a total mess - why? We decided to visit the cafe, with a sign at the bottom of the slope leading to the cafe...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked here along the canal tow path from Llanfoist. We were weary and foot sore but delighted to have a cafe on site and picnic tables alongside. We had to phone Abergavenny though to get a taxi back to the Railway Station. However, it...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Goytre Wharf was one of our favourite places to walk, the woods seemed magical somehow, especially with the wood carvings. We hadnt been for a couple of years so decided to go for a walk. The trees have been dramatically felled and we were shocked...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Last time we visited was about two years ago and the pine trees were so tall I’d never seen anything like it! The birds were chatting awY and I really got a sense of the rain forest! The Woods were enchanting and there was a...More

1  Thank Claud D
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Better to visit on a dry day. Good place for a wander down the canal. Boats and kayaks to rent out if that’s what your into. Coffee shop on site which isn’t overly expensive. Visited here loads of times over the years, from when I...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited the wharf on Monday 4th September and thought we would stop for a coffee. We went in and ordered 2 hot drinks and a milk shake, the milk shake was shocking for £2. A dash of crusher and some milk, at this point...More

4  Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Took parents and kids there, had tea cake and ice cream, good value for money. Lovely spot, nice walk along canal.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We hired a boat for 12 from Red Line at Goetre Wharf for £110. Great fun to begin with. We headed north for 3 miles. I would recommend taking a pick-nick, and going to the toilet before hand. Everyone in our group wanted to experience...More

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loveorchids
10 October 2015|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Apologies I have only just received notification of this message. Yes the property is available for May and June at the moment. I would urge you to book quickly as we are taking bookings all the time.
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Angela W
10 September 2015|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Nearest railway stations are Abergavenny or Cwmbran, both about 5 or 6 miles away. Abergavenny is most convenient for either getting a taxi to come out to the Wharf, or for catching a bus. The X3 and X33 buses run every hour... More
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Angela W
10 September 2015|
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Response from David-123dkm | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As I used my own car not to sure, but did notice that the A4042 had the local buses running from Abergavenny and this stopped at the junction ,so a 10 minute walk from there.Really great place well worth the effort to... More
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