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Walked the dog through Pontypool park on Bank Holiday monday to visit the Grotto. Steep climb up from the Park Gates entrance but well worth it with superb views. Dogs not allowed inside but can be tied up right outside. Volunteers man the grotto and...More
The Shell Grotto is a well preserved bit of history in Pontypool, Torfaen. It’s wonderful to be able to see this building atop the mountain, and even better to step inside and see the intricately designed shell walls.
The Grotto only opens on bank holidays,...More
Walk up this hill for the views and the scenery, but don't go for the grotto alone, unless you like dusty old bones and dry shells set in concrete. Yes, this is a curiosity and an oddity and perhaps worth the visit if 'unusual' is...More
A very enjoyable visit to the Shell Grotto in a very lovely surroundings of Pontypool,s natural Park .. A very interesting place, lovely to learn and see a lot of beautiful she'll work and learn a lot of very interesting history ...
The uphill walk through woodland is worth it at the summit wonderful views. Then there is the wonderful Groto only open at certain times as run and looked after by volunteers Set in the floor are bones and teeth of animals set in patterns to...More
We have been fortunate to see inside this place on previous visits to Pontypool. Unfortunately this wasn't the case on this visit. I would consider this a good place to visit but would check on opening hours if travelling a distance. It is quite a...More
It's a beautiful walk up to the grotto with views of the mountains and you can see to England on the one side. There's a sweet little horse in one of the fields near by. It's a massive shame that the folly was closed (not...More