Attractions

The biggest attraction to the area is its own natural beauty, with stunning scenery, beautiful waterfalls and lakes. Search www.cadw.wales.gov.uk for details of historic monuments to visit - some of which are free to enter! For festivals, markets and shows take a look at our Events Diary.

Waterfall Centre
Pontneathvaughan Road
Pontneddfechan
Nr. Glynneath
SA11 5NR
01639 721795

For young children there is The Play Barn near Brecon. A soft play facility for children up to the age of 11 (on A470).

The Play Barn
Brynich
Brecon, Powys.
LD3 7SH
01874 623480

For all the family Cantref Adventure Farm has lots to offer. Indoor and outdoor adventures from a soft play area and electric tractors to sledge rides, paddle boats and a nature trail. Cantref is also a riding centre.

Cantref Adventure Farm
Cantref
Brecon, Powys.
LD3 8LR
01874 665223

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is a great day out for all ages. There are the caves to explore, an Iron Age village, Shire Horse Centre, Dinosaur Park and much more.

Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves
Abercrave
Swansea
SA9 1GJ
01639 730284

Blaenavon Industrial World Heritage Site. Here you can visit the Big Pit and go underground to learn about coal mining. See the Ironworks, the best preserved 18th century ironworks in the world. There is a Heritage Railway, a museum and Blaenavon Heritage Town itself.

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Church Road
Blaenavon
NP4 9AS
01495 742333

For rail enthusiasts and those that enjoy steam train travel there is the Brecon Mountain Railway, one of the most popular railways in Wales. The journey takes you through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park, passing the Taf Fechan Reservoir and on to Dol-y-Gaer. Passengers can alight by the reservoir and go exploring, catching a train later to take you back to the station.

Brecon Mountain Railway
Pant Station
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 2UP
01685 722988

Just a little something for Dad - the only distillery in Wales, producing Welsh single malt whisky!

The Welsh Whisky Company
Penderyn
Aberdare
CF44 0SX
01685 722988

More comprehensive information and details of many more attractions can be found from Tourist Information Centres and CADW.