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Pontypool folly

Nice walk from the leisure centre to the folly and then on to Blaenavon with a bus back down the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bobthesport
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Tranquil scenery, lovely landmark

Drove up this hill at daybreak in the freezing cold and it was a really lovely sight. The light was... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
RubyRusk
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London
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Folly Lane, Pontypool NP4 8JB, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk from the leisure centre to the folly and then on to Blaenavon with a bus back down the valley 4.5 hours total walk . Theryis a possible visit to a pub about half way - goose and cuckoo but we didn’t call in...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Drove up this hill at daybreak in the freezing cold and it was a really lovely sight. The light was calm and uplifting. Cows ambled around (leaving cowpats all over the place, watch out) and the scenery was beautiful and peaceful. Wear good waterproof shoes,...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It was scary getting up there as road was small but once there the view was so beautiful you forgot about it. There was lots of cows which had lots of their poop so have to be very careful walking around. Sadly the tower was...More

Thank esh94
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We drove most of the way up here then walked. It was very muddy but great view that would be lovely on a sunny day.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Took the car to Trevethin and parked up at a distance from the Folly. My teen daughter had our 2 boys(dogs!) on extender leads and away we went! Spent a fab few hours exploring the surrounding area and the dogs loved it. Didn't see a...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, especially in the summer/autumn. The only downside is that the interior is not open very often. When it is the views are superb from the top.

Thank JeffParry
Reviewed 5 February 2018

What can be better than a walk starting in Pontypool Park (free parking) that takes you passed the Shell grotto as well. Good boots needed for the short walk to the Tower where you have stunning views of Torfaen and beyond on a clear day.

Thank Boucher63
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a wonderful rebuild of the original folly tower which appears in the Pontypool Coat of Arms, and is an adjacent walk from the Pontypool Park Grotto. there are spectacular views from the tower looking all over the Eastern Valley and the Usk and Wye...More

Thank robertjA8653EO
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We walked through Pontypool park to get here, and the views on the way up are so beautiful. We passed the grotto first, met a friendly horse, and enjoyed the walk through farm lands and hills to get to the folly. The folly itself is...More

Thank carlyken2017
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

You can get to The Folly via Pontypool Park. Follow the signs to get you on the path. The walk is uphill all the way and passes another tourist attraction called The Grotto. Unfortunately both attractions are locked most of the year. The views from...More

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petegillet
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Response from alanp145 | Reviewed this property |
Trevethin not far from Training Life Station if you were in Life Station car park come out turn left and follow road all the way Folly Rd.
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