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Shell Grotto

The Grandstand Pontypool Park Trosnant Street, Pontypool NP4 8AT, Wales
+44 1495 766754
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A visit to the Shell Grotto

A very enjoyable visit to the Shell Grotto in a very lovely surroundings of Pontypool,s natural... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
parpam2
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
secret grotto

you would'nt know it was there unless you were told and walk there went there as a kid and still go... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
garn5
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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The Grandstand Pontypool Park Trosnant Street, Pontypool NP4 8AT, Wales
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+44 1495 766754
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 ...

Thank parpam2
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

you would'nt know it was there unless you were told and walk there went there as a kid and still go every now and again it makes you think

Thank garn5
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

this marvellous building decorated internally with sea shells a site to put on your list, at the top of Pontypool Park, the original park of the local squire family Hanbury, dont miss it

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

A good brisk walk with views across the channel on a clear day.... good walking boots required...check to see when the grotto is open generally bank holidays.

Thank juliesparkes
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Thank Pontypam
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

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

Thank stevejen2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank carlyken2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice site to visit, I visit this place a few times a year, they have some thing going on there, you need to visit there,

Thank paul b
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visited today and was truly worth it. The path is long and steep and can be loose underfoot in places. Only open to visitors a few days a year but what a delightful little lodge decorated with shells and animal bones - see pictures. Beautiful...More

Thank Laurieloo68
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Not been home in years, and from the top of Pontypool hill you have great views. And can see history on your door step, the shell Grotto. Amazing in side, and well worth the walk up the hill.

Thank Michael P
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