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Gelli Aur Country Park

Gelli Aur, Llandeilo SA32 8LR, Wales
+44 1558 668885
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A sad ending to a wonderful place

I used to visit Gelli Aur regularly to attend "Watch" - a group for young conservationists. The... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
alun1979
,
Ammanford, United Kingdom
It used to be good

But now it's shambolic, the county council sold it off and the once impressive arboretum is now... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
IsisWalnut
,
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible30%
25 Sep 2017
“A sad ending to a wonderful place”
27 Jul 2017
“It used to be good”
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Gelli Aur, Llandeilo SA32 8LR, Wales
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+44 1558 668885

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I used to visit Gelli Aur regularly to attend "Watch" - a group for young conservationists. The woodland paths were a child`s dream. In front of the house (which was always closed as it was used by Coleg Sir Gaer) there was a lovely collection...More

Thank alun1979
Reviewed 27 July 2017

But now it's shambolic, the county council sold it off and the once impressive arboretum is now just a mess, the cafe closed and the children's play park broken down and destroyed. Since its been in private hands its just a mess. The deer park...More

Thank IsisWalnut
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I used to go quite a lot as there was a really nice café there, craft demos and the arboretum was just fabulous. We used to cycle from Llandeilo thro Ffairfach and on the "lower road" towards Llanarthe but about three years...More

4  Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Beautiful and tranquil woodland walks with great views across the Towy Valley. Open on weekends and all free of charge. Many thanks to Golden Grove Trust who are working hard to save and renovate the mansion and arboretum which will re-open to the public.

1  Thank w00dwalker
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I visited this country park as I had seen the signposts for it. Lovely woodland walks but keep a close eye on your dog, my dog had a lovely time but when i arrived home he had a red rash on his stomach, legs and...More

4  Thank f0sseys
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Great walks, wonderful paths and picnic areas. Superior views of the valley up and down the river Towy. Picturesque dells, streams waterfalls, ponds and deer park all easily accessible. Could get lost for hours on various routes. Disappointed the café has gone, the arboretum is...More

1  Thank OwlsNestTeaRoomDiner
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Hope this place opens up soon. If this is the intentions of the renovator?! It was a beautiful walk, with lovely tea rooms and small children's park. Hopefully the renovation won't make the park too commercialised and keep the majority of natural beauty. Miss this...More

Thank Lada1
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We followed the numerous signs directing us to the country park, and saw several cars in the car park and people unloading dogs. On arrival it is like one of those scary abandoned theme parks. the cafe building is closed and shuttered, the children's play...More

3  Thank samrad999
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I drove past with the intention of having my doggie shave a good walk in the park, on the way to Aberglassney Gardens, where doggies are not allowed. I could not even find a way of getting in, though some reviewers have suggested that you...More

Thank Veronika23H
Reviewed 4 July 2015

To repeat the last two comments, this park is CLOSED, despite the plentiful brown tourist attraction road signs directing towards it. Apparently it has been sold, and the current owners have signs discouraging public access, so don't waste your time by trying to find it.

7  Thank iain789
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