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Great view

We drove most of the way up here then walked. It was very muddy but great view that would be lovely... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Chris S
,
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
A brisk walk with the dogs.

Took the car to Trevethin and parked up at a distance from the Folly. My teen daughter had our 2... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
a_lewis15
,
Pontypool, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Folly Lane, Pontypool NP4 8JB, Wales
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We drove most of the way up here then walked. It was very muddy but great view that would be lovely on a sunny day.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Took the car to Trevethin and parked up at a distance from the Folly. My teen daughter had our 2 boys(dogs!) on extender leads and away we went! Spent a fab few hours exploring the surrounding area and the dogs loved it. Didn't see a...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, especially in the summer/autumn. The only downside is that the interior is not open very often. When it is the views are superb from the top.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

What can be better than a walk starting in Pontypool Park (free parking) that takes you passed the Shell grotto as well. Good boots needed for the short walk to the Tower where you have stunning views of Torfaen and beyond on a clear day.

Thank Boucher63
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

What a wonderful rebuild of the original folly tower which appears in the Pontypool Coat of Arms, and is an adjacent walk from the Pontypool Park Grotto. there are spectacular views from the tower looking all over the Eastern Valley and the Usk and Wye...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We walked through Pontypool park to get here, and the views on the way up are so beautiful. We passed the grotto first, met a friendly horse, and enjoyed the walk through farm lands and hills to get to the folly. The folly itself is...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

You can get to The Folly via Pontypool Park. Follow the signs to get you on the path. The walk is uphill all the way and passes another tourist attraction called The Grotto. Unfortunately both attractions are locked most of the year. The views from...More

1  Thank robert w
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This folly has been renovated and some years ago (approx 20 years ago) was reopened by Prince Charles. On a nice sunny day it is wonderful up there.

2  Thank Malsrebel
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

So beautiful. Can't believe it took me so long to visit; I've been looking at the tower from my classroom window for years. This has definitely made it onto my list of favourite places. Just one tip; wear ear muffs or a woolly hat -...More

1  Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

One of the loveliest walks above Pontypool runs from Trevethin, past the Folly Tower and onto the Grotto at the top of Pontypool park. The Folly Tower is a great landmark, although the one there now is a fairly modern copy of the original. It...More

1  Thank gilwernboy
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petegillet
May 31, 2017|
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Response from alanp145 | Reviewed this property |
Trevethin not far from Training Life Station if you were in Life Station car park come out turn left and follow road all the way Folly Rd.
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