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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Cwm Taff | Nant-Ddu, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HU, Wales
+44 1685 373053
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Lovely walk

Loved this place. There are 2 walks suitable for younger children. The animal puzzle walk (1/2 mi... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tashc26
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2nd and last attempt here

Dispatched my mother to the cafe whilst I went for a quick walk with the dog and the kids. Returned... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anne B
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cwm Taff | Nant-Ddu, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HU, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. There are 2 walks suitable for younger children. The animal puzzle walk (1/2 mi) and the willow walk (1/2 mi). On the animal puzzle walk you follow a trail (suitable for a push chair) looking for a variety of different animals. Only...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dispatched my mother to the cafe whilst I went for a quick walk with the dog and the kids. Returned 20 minutes later to my elderly mother still queuing for a coffee with three people in front of her. There were only 6 when I...More

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Louise O, Owner at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to write a review we are disappointed of your comments, are you able to email us direct at snewbold@justperefctcatering.co,uk We can then reply to you direct Kind Regards Sarah

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for children and a welcome distraction from the dreaded iPad. However be warned, as they offer an array of substances that they have the ordacity to describe as food. Given the surroundings and the ethos of the establishment you would expect home made...More

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Louise O, General Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good afternoon Firstly sorry we haven't responded sooner We are very concerned about your comments Can you please email us directly so we can discuss in more detail with you Thank you Sarah Email address is snewbold@justperfectcatering.co.uk

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for coffee as it was pouring with rain. Great coffee shop although limited food. Recommend for views and if dry the walks around the area.

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Louise O, Owner at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Thank you for your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to Garwnant again soon, we are glad you enjoyed the coffee Many Thanks Sarah

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rain was threatened but for the duration of my visit, there was warm sunshine. There was a helpful staff team (incl the ranger on duty who explained about the bees that had taken over one of the wood block seats on the Terrace!) There were...More

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Louise O, Front Office Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit, Garwnant looks lovely all year it is a lovely place to visit and we look forward to welcoming you again Thanks Sarah

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building in a wonderful setting take a picnic and avoid the cafe, it was dirty and untidy stuff on the floor which looks like it’s never been properly washed since they laid windows were filthy scruffy behind counter and t towels on the floor...More

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Louise O, Front Office Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Garwnant Visitor Centre Café. I can only apologise that the café was not up to standard. The café has been extremely busy due to the fabulous weather which we hope you are enjoying also. Our...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great place for walking and excellent place to take children who want to enjoy the outdoors. The walks have lots of interesting creatures carved out of stone or wood for the children to find. They can have a look in the pond, throe sticks...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We spent a very happy time at the centre. Despite the very hot weather, there was a very pleasant breeze and the blue walk, although short , was lovely. The dog friendly cafe was very good, with very pleasant staff and there was plenty of...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a dull day after a walk on Sunday. The toilets were not clean and neither was the cafe. The floor was dirty but then everyone entres wilth walking footwear and dogs are allowed in. More of a problem was the lack of...More

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Louise O, Front Office Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to The Garwnant visitor Centre We firstly wish to offer you our sincere apologies for the disappointment caused to you during your visit. We assure you that we always strive to ensure that all our customers...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited today as a group of three adults and five children. The weather was not perfect but everyone still had a good time. We all went for a walk looking at the sculptures and found some new ones since our last visit. The kids...More

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Louise O, Front Office Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Good Afternoon Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your visit, and managed to try most of the wonderful ice-cream what a great visit this sounds, we all love Mario's award winning welsh ice-cream We are looking forward to seeing you all...More

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Mathew L
13 July 2018|
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Response from Garwnant V | Property representative |
Hi Matthew. Yes you can still go for walks and use the play areas and Bike Park after 5pm. Welsh Water closes the entrance barrier at 6.30pm but any vehicles parked on site after 6.30 will be able to leave site via the exit... More
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Christopher E
9 July 2018|
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Response from brenda j | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall walk is clearly signposted and on road track and boardwalk. Should be ok for a pram.
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Kestrel_13
1 December 2017|
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Response from Louise O | Property representative |
Hello If you go onto Garwnant Visitor Centre Facebook page they are all listed on a post, Norway Spruce from £15-£40 Nordman Fir & Noble Fir £30-£35 Thanks
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