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“Oh dear me!”
Review of Cenarth Falls

Cenarth Falls
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Cenarth
Certificate of Excellence
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Wem, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Oh dear me!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Cenarth should be a beautiful quaint village but sadly things have gone badly awry. The sole reason for Cenarth is the river and waterfall, but simply stand on the bridge, treating the relentless traffic with care, and you will see what has gone wrong. Looking down river in the middle distance is a large and hideous wall, albeit probably to protect the house on the bank from the river in flood. Surely, with a little thought, something a little less industrial could have been designed.

Now turn and face up river. The whole foreground is dominated by the large, stone chipped car park. Come on! If this is a beauty spot why the hell was it necessary to completely dominate the scene with this huge monstrosity of a gravel mess which covers up the left hand side of the river bed and is an absolute disgrace.

So, facilities. When we were there the Post Office cum general store was up for sale and it appeared that the White Hart pub was as well. Adequate, actually the woman in the store was quite pleasant if refusing to help me post a letter as the Post Office was shut for reckoning up.

Attractions? Well there is the Water Mill and National Coracle Centre which are the subject of a separate review but in a nutshell, tired!

Cenarth is often described as a "tourist magnet". I must be a different polarity to most because it repelled me!

Visited June 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful spot!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Second only to Mwnt near Cardigan this place is probably my main reason for moving to Wales over a decade ago. Naturally it can become a little touristy in peak season but this is still west Wales so there will always be a little space to catch your breath and watch the river drift by. Cenarth Falls is a great place to watch the salmon leaping up the rapids and cleaning themselves off in the large, still pool just upstream. The mill, pubs and small cafes add to the area with everything remaining pretty much unspoilt and in keeping with the olde worlde feel. You can either park right next to the falls (a charge is applicable) or if you don't mind walking the extra 50 yards you can park down the road next to the White Hart either on the road itself or, a couple of yards further on, next to the public toilets. Depending on what you are doing in the area you could either make this a stop-off on the way through to the coast or make a longer visit with a pint and meal or a walk around the Teifi Valley along the river. Perfect any time of year and well worth the effort of visiting in the winter when the river is in flood!!

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for Kayaking!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Beautiful setting. Great river for some white water Kayaking, highly recommended, also some pleasant walking routes along the riverside woodland areas.

Visited May 2014
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UK
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Lovely spot. Beautiful scenery. Large car park with a café and pubs near by. Walks along the river, as long as it hasn't been raining for days and days on end, then the river could be too high to enjoy it.

Visited May 2014
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lovely walk, sunny and warm, stunning scenery and nice pub lunch afterwards in white hart. The dog loved the exercise. The only thing was it was a bit uneven underfoot. Had to have your wits about you or end up in the water. The car park was £2.50 all day. There are a few quaint shops to look at but that's it. The flour mill and coracle centre was open for a fee but we did not go in there.

Visited May 2014
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