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“Impressive earth sculpture but view obstructed by trees!”
Review of Parc Penallta

Parc Penallta
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Caerphilly
Certificate of Excellence
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Impressive earth sculpture but view obstructed by trees!”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Visited Penallta Parc this afternoon for the first time. Spent a few hours walking around the many footpaths and exploring the huge area of reclaimed mining ground. We walked to the top of the hill and the dome at the summit was fantastic. The structure is excellent and the views from the top are breathtaking. We walked down to the 'viewpoint' but were very disappointed to find that the view of Sultan the Pit Pony earth sculpture was blocked by the trees. There were workmen building another viewpoint dwon to the left however, unless the platform will be held up by stilts, the view will not be the best as the vantage point will be too low and facing the pony's back legs. I cannot believe that such a fantastic earth sculpture is being surrounded by trees which hide the fantastic work of art. Why not cut the trees back at the original viewpoint?
The park is wonderful and we will definitely be returning, hopefully, we will have a better view of Sultan next time.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic circular walks”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We love this park - formerley coal pit ground. There's a great circular walk through the forest or for the less able on the flat. Plenty of wildlife, infrequently seen birds. Well worth a visit. Theres a small pond as you enter and at the very bottom of the area a larger one. All in all a really good relaxing area to stroll in.

Visited November 2013
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Cardiff
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Great place, great views, great pit pony. You've got to see it from the right place, though.We go back often. Lots of walks, wildlife, everything

Visited September 2013
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“What a great place to visit on your doorstep”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Parc Penallta is a great place to park the car up then hop onto the many trials that lead off all over the valleys, whether you have a bike or walking this is a great starting location.

Visited September 2013
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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“lovely walks and views”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Our family visit the park regularly to enjoy the walks and the wildlife. Plenty of parking and open spaces for the kids to run about and play.

The kids enjoy looking for the sleeping giant and watching the climbers on the rock.

Lovely peaceful day out.

Visited April 2013
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