Raisdale House Hotel
Raisdale Rd., Penarth, CF64 5BN, United Kingdom
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Cosmeston lakes and Country Park
Sully Island from the Captains Wife
The Captains Wife
Can anyone tell me the name of the caravan/permanent mobile home park to the rear of the Captains Wife Pub at Sully? I an sure I have stayed with friends there recently but cannot find an address for it?
RE: Captains Wife
RE: RE: Captains Wife
How about "Island View"? It looks familiar. However, there are a couple of caravan parks in close vicinity to Sully Island.
Pieter's link above takes you to the wrong Beach Road by several miles.
RE: RE: Captains Wife
OK let's go a little Southwards:
Travel Tips for Penarth
I was really taken by the elegant wrought iron lamposts along the Esplanade. Those further up the hill were more modern and less attractive. My daughter commented on them later too. The elegance of the town. The grey limestone buildings are striking, and particularly I admired the Carnegie Library, though was unable to take a picture- next time.
Further Information about Penarth
To gain more of an insight into what makes this town tick, why not check out some of the Penarth websites, or websites with Penarth content...
BBC Penarth Life Site An in-depth site with plenty of background information and pictures.
Penarth Town Independent site with lots of community input and history and geography of the town.
This is Penarth Online version of Penarth's weekly paper, featuring local news, sport, information, photos and more.
Penarth Online Links and information about a range of local attractions, sport, health, entertainment and other activities.
Vale of Glamorgan Council Excellent local info site with plenty of interest for tourists.
Images of Penarth Photographer Ben Salter displays his atmospheric scenes of Penarth, Cardiff Bay, and surrounding landscapes. Penarth Tourist Information Centre
Penarth, CF64 4AU
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Cosmeston Park is about 5 miles from Penarth, on the B4267 road , on the way to Sully. The park is in an area where there were once landfill pits. These have now been turned into lakes , and the area has become a park where there are walks through the tree- lined paths, areas of grass-land and wild flowers, and where water birds nest. There are two walks , one of a mile and a half, and a second more difficult. It was a nice to see so many elderly people walking as couples or with a dog, mothers with their babies in prams, as well as younger people, nature photographers, men with remote contolled model ships, and casual visitors like us. There are paths assigned to dogs, and for horses.
There is a cafe with beverages, cakes and sandwiches all at reasonable prices. There is a shop with nature-related souvenirs. It is here that you get the tickets and guide for the Medieval Village [see separate tip]
On a warm sunny day it is a most enjoyable place to spend a few hours.
Warning: swimming is not permitted as the water is dangerous.
Take this little slice of nature as a peaceful little short cut away from the roads.
Directly from beside the Turner House Gallery it goes all the way downhill along the treelined route of a stream past the park and right down to the Esplanade where it comes out just above Penarth Pier.
I've been here all of half an hour and already I know some of the short cuts! LOL.
Cosmeston Country Park
Cosmeston Country Park consists of acres af unspoilt Countryside centred around a series of lakes which have been created at the site of a disused quarry. It is a haven for wildlife and has been known to attract birdwatchers from far and wide when a rare bird decides to pay a visit. There are many walking trails & cycling paths for you to enjoy here as well as organised wildlife events which take place during the year.
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