Gnoll Estate

Gnoll Estate, Neath: Hours, Address, Gnoll Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Gnoll Estate
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Valleys chick
Wales, UK270 contributions
Family
Last year I visited Gnoll Park on 3 occasions. When we first visited there was an amazing fairground which my son thoroughly enjoyed. During the same visit we enjoyed a lovely picnic (didn't realise there was a cafe) and sometime in the playground.

On the 2nd visit we had a lovely walk around the huge pond and fed the ducks, before eating lunch at the cafe. The cafe was very clean with friendly staff. There was a good menu and the prices were average. We enjoyed sandwiches with a side of chips. After eating my son played with his ball and kite in the huge field.

During the latest visit I took my parents to Neath for the day, where they enjoyed shopping and exploring the wonderful indoor market. The market had lots of traditional stalls selling fruit and veg, clothes, gifts, fish and meat.

After shopping I took my parents to the park for a stroll around the pond and woodlands. We stopped at the cafe for a cup of coffee, before heading out for a meal.

On all occasions the park was very busy, but well maintained with no litter. There was a pay and display carpark and the charges were very reasonable
Written January 1, 2022
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sam
Neath, UK13 contributions
Family
Love a walk around the Gnoll grounds with the dog. Plenty of places for him be left off the lead. Tend to park in Neath and walk up through the memorial gates as parking is a bit expensive if you only want an hour walk
Written June 20, 2021
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JFoodie456
Neath Port Talbot, UK140 contributions
Friends
Lovely area to walk around- calming, peaceful, full of nature. Love the new outdoor seating area, overlooking the pond- such a tranquil area, and fab that they put see through enclosures. Parking is wrong, the Gnoll Estate (so I was taught in school) was gifted to the people of Neath, so to charge for parking (a loop hole) shouldn’t really be in place. Welsh Cakes were the best I’ve ever had. Crazy expensive in the cafe though. Though the tea was nice. Worth a visit
Written September 29, 2021
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Phil G.
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Walking around the Gnoll is pleasant to say the least.
You are walking around the Gnoll Pond, where you can watch the various kinds of ducks, you can feed them if you want to.
On the walk you take in the splendour of the Cascades, a water course built when the house was in its halcyon days.
If you are energetic you can find several walks to satisfy yourself.
After it’s all done there is a Cafe where you can enjoy a coffee and a snack.
Written January 15, 2020
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Valleys chick
Wales, UK270 contributions
Family
Last year I visited the park 3 times, so I decided to share this great find with my friends. A group of us car shared and there was a large carpark (charges apply). We packed a picnic and outside toys (footballs, frisbees, bubble wands etc) and the children were overjoyed with the amount of green space, the streams, beautiful duck pond and of course the play ground. We spent the entire day exploring the Country Park and there was plenty of space to eat our picnic. We brought enough food to keep the children going all day. The park was very peaceful and absolutely beautiful with lots of people enjoying the great outside space. Before leaving we popped to the cafe for drinks. We would recommend the park for a cheap day out.
Written July 3, 2022
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SplendidIdea
Swansea, UK3 contributions
The peace and tranquillity of this beautiful park has been completely ruined by the ever expanding carbuncle that is the hideously misplaced cheap and nasty funfair. This once beautiful place to walk has been despoiled by the council in yet another project to divert neath cash to port talbot. The grass is permanently damaged by the roundabouts. The plastic litter that is easily linked to the fair is everywhere. Why dont you move this carbuncle somewhere more tatty and suitable like port talbot and give us our wonderful park back. The ratepayers of neath want somewhere to walk in peace and solitude not this awful thing
Written February 12, 2020
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lavabread
Swansea, UK199 contributions
Couples
The Gnoll country park is a vast open space on top of a hill overlooking Neath and the vale of Neath. Entrance is free
The park includes a number of freshwater ponds and an interesting and sometimes spectacular long water cascade ladder.
There are playgrounds that cater for the young and the more adventurous.
Ample pay and display parking and a small visitor centre and cafe
Toilets and good access for disabled and wheelchair/scooter users.
Off road disabled scooters are available for hire on site
Written February 3, 2020
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Lydia D
Neath, UK161 contributions
Family
Great place to go. Love seeing the improvements being made. Great walks for people of all abilities. I have limited mobility but always enjoy going here. Great for kids with a few different play areas. Ducks to feed and big grass areas for picnics and games. Great little cafe. They could do with having more people working there on busy days. Saying that it always seems busy there.
Written May 1, 2021
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wyn t
Neath, UK1 contribution
Solo
WARNING - I use to enjoy taking my dog for walks in the Gnoll until 2 years ago when he was attacked by a staff bull. Now there are so many out of control dogs off leads that it makes walking your dog in the Gnoll unsafe. This is a tragedy because the Gnoll is such a beautiful country park.
Written May 5, 2013
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Andycj1
Swansea, UK3 contributions
Warning, this place has become dangerous due to uncontrollable dogs. It's a great place to take children to show them the facts of Modern life, hypodermic needles, alcoholics and out-of-control dogs.The day we were there we witnessed savage dog attack on another small innocent dog which was on its lead. When complained to Neath council they were not interested. Shocking , As this is a very beautiful area.
Written April 14, 2013
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