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10 things we love about Aberdare Park...

 

Posted: 23/07/2018

10 things we love about Aberdare Park...

Aberdare Park and the surrounding area is a great way to spend the day - or stay even longer and camp under the stars at nearby Dare Valley Country Park.

Here are 10 reasons why we LOVE Aberdare Park:

 

1. Entrance is free and there are ACRES to explore.

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2. The adventure playground keeps the kids entertained for hours.

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3. The Victorian boating lake and newly-restored paddle boats are great fun and so unique - the cafe serves traditional Italian ice cream that has been made in our Valleys for over 100 years!

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4. It's packed with different species of flowers and trees, including a Rose Garden with 17 beds filled with different coloured and scented bloomsAberdare Park in Autumn-10

5. The newly-restored fountain is one of just a handful in the world and is exactly the same as the one that stands outside the glamorous Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

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6.  The park was home to the National Eisteddfod in 1956 and the magnificent Gorsedd Circle created for the event still stands to this day.

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7. Sir Bradley Wiggins led cyclists out of Aberdare Park to start stage 5 of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling race, accompanied by Marc Cavendish and Owain Doull.

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8. Aberdare Park is home to a Monkey Puzzle tree, a species indigenous to South America, which is now considered an endangered species - try and spot it next time you visit!

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9. The park is just a stone's throw from the lovely Aberdare town centre, where there is loads to enjoy!

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10. Look what else there is to explore within just a stone's throw of Aberdare

 

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