Tunnel Cottages attractions

Our Top 20 things to do within an hours drive

Walking

 1. Brecon Beacons National Park - exposed walking - highest peak Pen-y-fan - 15 mins
Start at the Mountain Centre, Libanus - 25 mins

2. Waterfalls - Sheltered walking - 15 mins
Start at the Waterfall Centre, Pont Nedd Fechan (Pont Neath Vaughan) - 15 mins

3. Forest and Lakes – sheltered walking – fishing permit meter in the car park - 15 mins
Start at Garwnant Forest Centre, Llwyn Onn

4. The Railway Walk, Blaen-nant-y-groes (see separate sheet)


Brecon Beacons National Park

Underground

 5. Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves, Abercrave - 35 mins

6. Whilst you are at the caves, visit Craig-y-Nos Castle

7. Big Pit, Blaenafon – this is free!! - 35 mins
A preserved coal mine – you will be guided and entertained by an ex miner


Museums

 8. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff - 30 mins

9. National Maritime Museum, Swansea - 40 mins

10. Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagans, near Cardiff - 30 mins


Dan-yr-Ogof Caves

Beaches

 11. You won’t beat the Gower Peninsular to the West of Swansea
Start in Mumbles and tour the South Gower beaches - 45 mins
Rhossilli on the western tip was voted Britain’s best beach in July 2010 - 60 mins


Cardiff

 12. Now the old port is a vibrant modern city with acres of undercover shopping - 30 mins

13. The Millennium Stadium. - 30 mins


Castles

14. Cardiff Castle - 30 mins

15. Caerphilly Castle - 25 mins

16. Carreg Cenin Castle - 60mins


Torbay, Gower

Eating & Drinking

17. Nant Ddu Lodge, five north of the A465 on the A470 to Brecon - 20 mins
Excellent food in the restaurant or informally in the bar where there is no need to book

18. The Bear, Crickhowell - 40 mins
A little further afield this old Coaching Inn is perfect for dog owner

19. Penderyn Whiskey Distillery, Hirwaun - 20 mins


Penderyn Whiskey Distillery

Mountain biking

20. Afan Argoed – we are told “one of the top ten in the world” - 30 mins

Mountain Biking, Afan Argoed, Glyncorwg, Brechfa