Gnoll Estate
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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JFoodie456
Market Drayton, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • 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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Alisdair H
Minehead, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The park itself was OK apart the lack of maps of the ground so you can explore all.
The cafe was awful th menu advertises breakfast with no mention of times but stopped doing them by 11.30am. OK no bother. Looked at what was on offer the curry sauce and beans have the biggest dried skin on I have ever seen. The chips are replenished with whatever plastic tub they can find to transport chips. So unprofessional no hats no washing hands while preparing food in the kitchen. the food is chucked together into a box the server hasn't a clue about customer service then trying to serves several orders without finishing 1 without being asked for rest of order.
Overall very poor.
Health and safety loads of cardboard piled up in front of a fire exit just overall this area let's it all down.
Written August 31, 2022
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SplendidIdea
Swansea, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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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Dav17
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I absolutely love visiting the gnoll Estate. Due to having vertigo I have no option but to park at the top as I struggle to walk up hill. I would like to visit daily with my daughter but the parking charge on 2.80 is just impossible. Sometimes we only stay half an hour. Now I can't visit unless I'm going for a few hours as 2.80 for half an hour is reallt offputting. Shame they don't charge per hour. There should really be an option for 50p for 30 min etc. This charge is stopping people from visiting , please please neath council sort this out!!!!
Written March 23, 2024
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Valleys chick
Wales, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • 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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lavabread
Swansea, UK184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • 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, UK271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • 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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • 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, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013
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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suzannewales55
Swansea County, UK179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Well maintained, with plenty of space to walk, ride and run.
Little cafe serves ice cream, lollies, light bites and drinks.
Written October 8, 2019
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