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Nice Walking area

Lovely canalside walks for miles with some great views along the canal. Nice little cabin style... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Gentle walk along the canal.

With lots of parking available this is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. You can use it as a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely canalside walks for miles with some great views along the canal. Nice little cabin style cafe at the basin before or after your walk.

Thank MikeHolden1956
Reviewed 3 October 2018

With lots of parking available this is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. You can use it as a base for a long or short walk along the canal. Then call in for a cup of tea and something to eat in the cafe....More

Thank Boucher63
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Did a charity walk here and was plesently surprised. Lovely quaint walkways with some nice views passed a bespoke cafe resembling a motorboat selling doorstep toast must go in there next time!

Thank Emsvallylass
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Beautiful location and lovely walks along that canal possible. Afterwards I had a really terrific bacon sandwich, on thick bread and lovely bacon. Just brilliant!

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

the basin could be a lovely little place, just needs a bit more investment by the local council. watch out for the idiots riding mopeds along the tow path, where are the police i would love to know.

Thank sprogg79
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I visit every weekend weather permitting, to meet my friends with their dogs. We have a meal then walk our dogs along canal then back for Ice cream or coffee. The Boatyard Tea Room is a narrowboat up out of the water and serves lovely...More

1  Thank ladypjp
Reviewed 5 August 2018

A lovely place to visit for a cuppa and a snack or meal at the Narrowboat Café where the food is lovely and made on the premises. Seating indoors, or outside where you can soak up the sun and lovely canal scene. Ideal starting and...More

Thank Silvergirl735764
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited the basin to go canoeing on this bottom section of the Brecon & Monmouth Canal. The canal basin is a lovely spot and a great place to start out either walking or cycling the canal path or paddling the canal. The Boat cafe is...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Kelly and Jim are a father and daughter team that give you a fantastic experience in warm conversations and a laugh and great generous tasty food. You can take your dog with you and you can purchase dog Ice Cream and you get a water...More

Thank Rhisiart M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Hidden from view but signposted from the junction by Pontypool Park gates, follow the boatyard signs. Delightful low key area with glorious walks along the canal. A cafe is in an old canal boat by the canal side serving light snacks, hot & cold drinks...More

Thank keefidee
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23 August 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Can't really answer that. We turned up about 10a.m so didn't notice when the car park opens. When the on-site cafe closes the car park associated with it closes fairly early (4pm?). However if you find somewhere to park in... More
27 May 2018|
Response from SueWilding | Reviewed this property |
Between 10am and 3pm