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  • Beer1902
    Pontypridd, UK11 contributions
    Always love visiting the park, the play area is fab for my 5yr old and walks are great! Definitely pack a pair of wellies for trips down to the river and bottom gardens. The cafe is great for coffee and cake and food menu is good too. Looking forward to my next visit
    Written 10 December 2023
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  • Huwsie
    Valletta, Malta86 contributions
    I've been going to and enjoying Merthyr Mawr since I passed my driving test back in 1978.
    Visitors beware - as with all sand dunes, there is sand. You may experience some sand contamination of your clothes and shoes and maybe your car.
    Used to take my sons there as they were growing up.. endless fun with a sledge coming down the dunes and they also have nothing but fond memories of MM.
    I see some comments here about it being a gay cruising / dogging area - that's news to me. I have never seen / encountered anything in 45 years of visiting... and I'm sure I have walked every single path right down to Ogmore Beach.
    Parking is now aggressively controlled by NPRC's. It's expensive, and extortionate for failure to comply / overstaying - but that's just like everything else in Wales. Enjoy it before the Tourism Tax is imposed!
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • rh0dri80
    Worcester, UK10 contributions
    Sunning views an geology. Cliff tops or beach walks. if you are walking along the beach you need to time with the tides which are the second highest on the planet and comes in right up to the cliffs. Decent public bus service to Monk Nash or Sotherndown. Dunraven bay is the famous Bad Wolf Bay from Doctor Who. This is an outstanding section of coast.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK1,074 contributions
    We visited Coity castle on a wet midweek day in August. We were looking for somewhere to take the grandchildren and opted for three castles namely Candleston, Ogmore & Coity. The castle is the remains of a 12th century fortification and is to be found in the community of Coity Higher near the town of Bridgend. We drove here and there is a small lay by in Heol West Plas that we used to park up.
    The castle itself is an open ruin and admission is free. The ruins are large and impressive the children enjoyed climbing and running around the stone walls and though the door arches. The keen student of castles can pick out some former defensive features including the bailey, curtain walls, towers and gatehouses. Walking around the site one can only imagine what it may have looked like in its heyday.
    If you like photography there are some good opportunities here, we took pictures of the ruins showing the textures in the stone and old carvings around window and door frames and also tried some black & white photography.
    We spent about an hour here before moving on. Certainly, the most impressive of the three castles visited on the day. Our scoring reflects the castle as a stand-alone attraction.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Simon
    Rushden, UK102 contributions
    A very large Nature Reserve but maybe due to the time we visited we saw hardly any wildlife the bird hide is lovely but saw about 5 water foul and that was it. We tried to walk to the beach but due to the weather, the flat parts were flooded but am sure when its not it would be a great walk. As for the car park we didn't have any problems like many others, I spoke to a lovely young lady who said if anyone has a problem with paying and gets a letter with a fine, she said DO NOT contact the company but contact Kenfig Nature Reserve and they will sort it out.
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • smoggii
    Bridgend, UK79 contributions
    Lovely experience. This is a small property with a few rooms that you can look around. What makes this is the knowledge of the volunteers. They have done an amazing job restoring the house and the history of the place is fascinating. Definitely worth a visit
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • MissToblerone
    Bridgend, UK105 contributions
    Beautiful place to visit for a walk especially as its not too far.

    There are a couple of lakes and stunning views. It's suitable for walking or bike riding and it's lovely whatever time of year you go

    Parking is free. There are no amenities there, but plenty of benches for picnics
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • VegasDave59
    Cardiff, UK27 contributions
    Great place for picnics, family walks, dog walk and playing/watching sport, if you are feeling energetic, follow the river down to the stepping stones Ogmore Castle.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • jimmyreccard
    Bridgend, UK40 contributions
    Great selection of craft beers, excellent service and the fact they are running a delivery service is a bonus!
    Also they have teamed up with “chilli of the valley” I recommend the Black garlic ketchup!
    Written 11 April 2020
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  • Flyer11534906748
    2 contributions
    I went today with my two kids and I have to say AMAZING so much to see and interact with if was so fun if your thinking about going go so might to see and know
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • Getaway37641202994
    1 contribution
    Amazing place. Such a privalage to live just down the rd from here. It's my go to spot for peace and quiet, I can see the hill from my bedroom window and I am sure it calls me. So I up there a few times a week. The history of this place is magical king Arthur etc. the lonesome tree. I do agree with comments above it is spiritual . And fantastic views. And a lovely walk which goes further in both directions. Smilog woods , with the ancient burial mounds. Stories of UFO. Look up the penterch UFO incident on you tube. And the forest is full of some beautiful fungus species.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • rh0dri80
    Worcester, UK10 contributions
    A small knights castle, probably only 30 or 40 mins to do it justice. It is cheek by jowl with Merthyr Mawr Warren which is an ecosystem of national importance so combine the 2.
    Written 2 February 2023
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