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“I shall rise again”
Review of Folly Tower

Folly Tower
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I remember my mother telling me that it was blown up in WW11 to stop the german bombers,using it as a reference point for panteg steel works and Casnewydd docks. It was then recently rebuilt by one of the Everson brothers.A tribute to him i think

4  Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

we live in pontypool and have been up here many times we always take friends who are visiting up here to enjoy the views.

2  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

A landmark visible from the Mon & Brecon Canal running beneath. Close to Pontypool with quaint shops, cafes, an old stone market and impressive memorial gates at the entrance to Pontypool Park. Closeby, the American Gardens have now been renovated and well worth a visit. The Hanbury family used their vast fortune to plant rare plant species.

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

The Folly Tower is perched high on the hill above the suburb of Trevethin overlooking Pontypool and surrounding areas. It has been there for quite some time, having been built by the Hanbury family on land that was once theirs, but it had to be dismantled during World War Two as the German air force were using it as a marker to line up bombing raids on the munitions works at Glascoed. Fortunately it was rebuilt in its familiar castellated form in the 1990s. The tower is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 2-5pm from Easter until mid-September, and also on Bank Holidays during those months. The volunteers who man the tower are chatty and informative. Make sure you go on a clear day as the views are amazing - you can see for some distance over the picture book countryside and right out to the River Severn estuary. From here you can also walk across the saddle of the hill to the Shell Grotto and down into Pontypool Park and the town itself.

4  Thank Silvergirl735764
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