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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

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Address: Penarth CF645UY, Wales
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Visited on Sunday afternoon. Great place for wildlife and great use of previous quarry site. Nice enough leisurely walk around the lake . Very muddy today . Useful amenities... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon. Great place for wildlife and great use of previous quarry site. Nice enough leisurely walk around the lake . Very muddy today . Useful amenities. Plenty of dog walkers. Can feel somewhat busy though I think.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well kept park. Lovely and clean. Lots to see nature wise. Feed the birds. Walk the dog and kids! BBQ situated around the park and also picnic tables. Lovely cafe offering coffee, cakes, ice creams and meals reasonably priced, can eat inside or outside. Plenty of parking and toilets. Lovely family, dogs, fresh air, exercise, free day out.

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Thank Gemlouhol1981
Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can park under trees, which is great on a hot sunny day. The whole area was bustling with happy people enjoying the summer. There was little or no litter and plenty of wildlife to look at. We didn't use the cafe but it looked inviting. Looking forward to going back.

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Thank Richard F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cosmeston is great for all the family, two beautiful lakes surrounded by country walks, family picnic areas and an adventure playground provide the perfect backdrop for a family day out. On site there is a cafe that is well stocked should you decide not to picnic. A huge pull to Cosmeston is the Medieval Village. It stands on the exact... More 

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Thank Steve R
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Beautiful walks around the lake, fantastic park for children and the medieval village is well worth a visit!

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Thank 90Umbrella07
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place for a day out! Well worth a visit again definitely in the summer with a pic nic couldn't think of anything better. Amazing place!

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Thank Matt_Y2302
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Well it's ferking cold. The trees are bare but the need for some quite time away from the city (and the 21 year old that knows everything!) has got me into my boots for a muddy walk around the lakes here. Plenty of wildlife here. Felt like the pied piper being followed by a gaggle of assorted birds, all anxious... More 

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Thank Victoria D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A very nice place for walks with lots of wildlife. It has a big carpark and cafe. I haven't been to the old town thing, think you need to pay for that.

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Thank Sheppeyfamily
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Cosmeston is always a must. For everything. Whether winter or summer, its just such a nice walk. Whether with friends or family or even a nice romantic walk. It has a nice cafe or you could bring a picnic/BBQ. To walk around the lake isn't long but if you wanted to walk further on I'm sure you could spend a... More 

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Thank katde2016
Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a peaceful walk around the lake. I'd give it 5/5 but the cafe lets it down. The staff weren't the friendliest, the prices are a bit high for the quality of the food and it's took quite a while to be served even though there weren't many people there. Highly recommend the park, just... More 

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