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Not been home in years, and from the top of Pontypool hill you have great views. And can see... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Michael P
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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very very nice place to visit

very bery nice place to visit if you like very very long walks uphill anybody with walking probelms... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Mike W
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Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
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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,

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank paul b
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laurieloo68
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful hidden gem. Out of the way and requires a treck from pontypool park. Not suitable for wheelchair chair bound or people unsteady on they're feet. Will defiantly be visiting again

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank chatterboxbek5
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A very nice slow walk with the dogs. All up hill but the views are worth it. Coming back down also enjoyable.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank KevinJSaunders
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is such a lovely place and so unique.The Shell Grotto was finished in the 1780's and decorated in the early 1800's.and because of it's isolated location has stood the test of time - although with extensive and sympathetic restoration in recent years The shell...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Keith W
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Not open often. Look out for Santa at Christmas. Magical experience for children. Look on Facebook for Friends of Pontypool Park

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank johnekillick
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stunning inside. A real treat to see. The walls and floors decorated with many shells. This grotto only seems to open around Easter time. Such a shame.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Freezingwater2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

very bery nice place to visit if you like very very long walks uphill anybody with walking probelms should not go there

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mike W
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Only found out it opened up reading other reviews. I still enjoyed the walk up there and looking around the outside of it. Good views too

Date of experience: October 2016
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