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National Coracle Centre

Cenarth Falls, Cenarth SA38 9JL, Wales
+44(0)1239 710980
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Cenarth
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bath UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a really surprising little place - lovely man gave us a little talk about the coracles from all over the world and then let me sit in one. Brilliant. So much info - did not realise so many countries have made and used them. So so interesting. A must visit. Beautiful position next to the Cenarth Falls.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Small but so much information. You could touch the exhibits too and sit in the coracle. Gentleman who took our money took us into the exhibition and told us about it and demonstrated how coracles are used. Well worth a look. Your admission price also includes the water mill which is now disused but there wasn't much to see there... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had not realised that the use of coracles was so international. As well as coracles from various parts of Wales they have them from Tibet, Vietnam and North America among others.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have already railed elsewhere on Tripadvisor about Cenarth, a beauty spot that the inhabitants are trying their best to destroy. Now it is the turn of the main attraction apart from the falls and river. Bundled together are the National Coracle Centre, The Water Mill and the obligatory souvenir and antique shop. I have never been especially fond of... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Whilst staying at the cottage next door to the Coracle Centre it made sense to pay a visit. There was lots to see and learn and the proprietor was really helpful and knowledgeable. There was a surprise for us as well as one of the photos showed the floods in Bangor On Dee many years ago and The Buck House... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is one of those quirky little places that you might miss, but is well worth a visit! It's well laid out and Martin is charming and so keen to share his knowledge - we loved it!

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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I spent a really enjoyable hour at the museum and enjoyed both the coracle room and a stroll down to the mill. The coracle room was full of interesting information and it was easy to digest as it was written in short bursts which held my interest. There were lots of photographs and local recollections in addition to the coracles... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A friendly and informed guy was running the place when we visited. For £2.50 an adult you get a guided tour of the room next to the shop which includes a demonstration of how to get into and use a coracle for fishing or exploring. Various types of craft are distributed around this room and each has a story which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Well set out and interesting. Needs about 3/4hr to read everything in the smallish room. Avoid the Scone /welsh tea at the Salmon Leap across the bridge. Worst scones I have ever tasted. Could have played cricket with them. Also the Welsh cakes.

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is so interesting, the history, the knowledge of the owner and the care taken to ensure enjoyment. A so to take home souvenirs full of interest. We will return.

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