There is much to see and do in and around the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot and nearby Swansea. We have put together a links page to help you to make the most of your stay with us > click to view Links.
The Vale of Neath is known for its abundance of spectacular waterfalls nestling beneath the Brecon Beacons National Park which has become known as “Waterfall Country” affording the visitor a distinct vista with the ever changing seasons. There is also the nearby Aberafan Beach with miles of sandy beach and a promenade path. It has dog-friendly sections even in the high season.
Take a quiet walk through the Vale of Neath Country Parks at Graig Gwladys, the Gnoll Country Park or Eagles Bush Valley, where you can picnic while taking in some of the breathtaking views, or glide along the Neath Canal at Resolven and watch the scenery go floating by.
For the more energetic or sports minded, the area is blessed with a multitude of locations. Afan Forest Park known locally as “Little Switzerland” is renowned for it’s mountain biking and cycling facilities with specially designed trails. It is also popular for walking and picnics. If it is surfing you want then Llangenith in the Gower and Rest Bay in Porthcawl are among the best beaches in the country for this activity.
Take a trip to the Mumbles a little Victorian village by the sea, or to the Gower Peninsular where you drive down leafy lanes and chance upon quaint villages, small sandy bays, spectacular scenery and superb golden sands.
If the weather is poor you can visit the largest waterpark in Wales at the LC2 in Swansea. Or you may prefer the adjacent National Waterfront Musuem which has free admission. Another popular attraction is the National Show Caves of Wales (Dan yr Ogof) > click for links to places to do in the region
Visit Margam Country Park comprising of 850 acres of historic parkland. Children will adore the Fairytale Village, whilst adults enjoy the gothic castle, woodland walks, 18th century orangery and peaceful mountainous landscape. It has the largest herd of deer in Wales. Margam has featured in many films and tv programmes including the BBC’s Dr Who, Da Vinci’s Demons and Torchwood.
If you are interested in industrial heritage then you may like to visit the bridges designed by Brunel in the nearby Jersey Park or the Cefn Coed Colliery Museum near Seven Sisters.
Feeling adventurous? Then try the popular Go Ape! at Margam Park which has Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings to test your agility.
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