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“Family visit”

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Penarth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visit on a weekly basis with granddaughter, feed ducks and squirrels and the medieval village. Cafe warm and welcoming.

Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the lakes at the weekend. It was a convoluted drive there as our Sat Navs went a little crazy. One said go left, another right and third said straight on!

The walk around the lake was a little muddy in parts so good footwear is needed. The views are great, it’s quiet and peaceful although there were quite a few horses being ridden through.

We went to the cafe for a drink however it closes at 4:30 and kitchen was closed at 4:00. So no hot food for anyone.

Overall a good place to visit, better in warmer weather and there is free parking.

Thank Chopalina
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The view across the bigger lake is Viagra foir the soul. The attention from the ducks and swans is only attracted if you have food with you. The boardwalk walk is peaceful and quiet. The Medieval Village seems under utilised and, to some extent, lifeless. Though the buildings are impressive the absence of in character guides / villagers and real, living animals detracts from the overall feeling of 'medieval'. Avoiding the occasional dog or horse and horse 'droppings' walking the long straight path between the lakes is pleasant enough, the smaller lake peaceful and quiet. BBQ facilities as you turn back around the bigger lake lend themselves to family activities as doors the very nice, enclosed children's play area.

Thank Pratto58
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Went here as came top in local reviews. Could quite see why but pleasant place for a stroll. Toilets clean. Unfortunately loads of dog poo on paths which is so annoying.

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The lake provides habitat for birds and a walk around the lake gives stunning views and variety of perspectives. The built up walkways through the reeds can seem eery. The path winds through trees and opens up into fields. There is a pleasant cafe, toilets and parking facilities.

Thank judeteachwrite
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