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The Knap, Cardiff

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Cold Knap is a district of Barry in South Wales.AmenitiesCold Knap is a coastal pebble beach, approximately a mile west of the sandy beach at Barry Island, which attracts visitors during the summer months. It extends generally westwards towards Porthkerry from Cold Knap Point. It was founded by the Romans who used it as a port, and the remains of a Roman building here are now a scheduled monument.Attractions include a lake shaped like a Welsh harp and a skate park. There was previously an outdoor swimming pool, but this has now been closed and filled in, and the area turned into a tourist trail. There was a campaign to have the lido rebuilt during 2014 but an enthusiastic online campaign has not been successful, despite a number of celebrity endorsements .Cold Knap Lake is the title and subject of a poem by Gillian Clarke, which has been included in an English literature GCSE syllabus in England.Cold Knap Point is the site of a sewage pumping station serving Barry.It was also the location of a case in English contract law - Chapelton v. Barry UDC 1 KB 532 - where a man's deckchair collapsed.
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  • What a lovely place to park and admire the wonderful views , especially at sunset. A pebble beach , people out walking their dogs , children playing , a nice peaceful place to sit and while away an....  more »
  • I don’t understand why it’s listed as The Knap, Cardiff, when it’s in Barry? We go there quite often with grandchildren, dog or both as it’s flat, on the coast and park, so always wildlife for the...  more »
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