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A fascinating visit to the canal centre and cafe. The history is recent and relevant.The coal... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
maz_maz1234
via mobile
Lovely lunch by the canal

Fabulous walk and lunch outside on a glorious day - the dog enjoyed herself too - you can even hire... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Chrisc612018
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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The cafe is now under management as from April 2014.
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Brecon Canal, Penperlleni, Wales
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+44 1873 881069
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating visit to the canal centre and cafe. The history is recent and relevant.The coal from Blaenavon passed through in the last century where coal could be bought and sold. Now it is an attractive grassy area with walks along the canal, an area...More

Thank maz_maz1234
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in this area and visited numerous times with my own children, we loved the enchantment of the woods and all the carvings. My, now teenage, daughter and I came for a walk this evening and we were both devastated to see the...More

Thank Petra A
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

After reading the wide range of reviews, we felt like it’s best to visit ourselves. When we arrive, next to the car park there is a barren land where a wood obviously used to be. This walk way to the canal is an absolute shambles,...More

Thank VanessaWoodss
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The surroundings are lovely but the cafe charges London prices. I paid £2.70 for a small cup of coffee which was only half full. I had to go back and ask for a hot water top up. I also had a slice of cake at...More

1  Thank Freezingwater2016
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Just had the best week on a canal boat. Perfect weather. Spotlessly clean boat, very well equipped. Very friendly and helpful staff (thank you Tim!). This is the most stunning stretch of canal, Well Maintained and easy to navigate. Some of the pubs need to...More

Thank mizziek
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Fabulous walk and lunch outside on a glorious day - the dog enjoyed herself too - you can even hire a boat just for the day if you fancy a challenge!

Thank Chrisc612018
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, fantastic walking and friendly people - what more could you want??? Only whinge would be that the cafe had stopped serving sandwiches, but in fairness it was 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. Had a nice drink though.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Acres of trees cut down and land left in a terrible mess. Was this because of disease or just wanton destruction? I don't know but it's left the place in a horrible mess. The usual collection of rather sad old river boats (why do they...More

Thank JWP54
Haley H, Director of Sales at Goytre Wharf & Canal Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

The land on which most of the trees around Goytre Wharf is owned and managed by Natural Resource Wales. The trees have been felled as part of a nationwide programme to combat disease, remove over mature trees and replace with native broad-leaf woodland trees. The...More

Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great place to walk the dogs. But also a great place to absorb the industrial history, of South Wales. All day parking for £1. Clean toilets too.

Thank Jango1969
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We haven’t visited for a few years and were very shocked to see the devastation of the trees being cut down, a total mess - why? We decided to visit the cafe, with a sign at the bottom of the slope leading to the cafe...More

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loveorchids
October 10, 2015|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Apologies I have only just received notification of this message. Yes the property is available for May and June at the moment. I would urge you to book quickly as we are taking bookings all the time.
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Angela W
September 10, 2015|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Nearest railway stations are Abergavenny or Cwmbran, both about 5 or 6 miles away. Abergavenny is most convenient for either getting a taxi to come out to the Wharf, or for catching a bus. The X3 and X33 buses run every hour... More
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Angela W
September 10, 2015|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As I used my own car not to sure, but did notice that the A4042 had the local buses running from Abergavenny and this stopped at the junction ,so a 10 minute walk from there.Really great place well worth the effort to... More
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