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Our Top 20 things to do within an hours drive




1. Brecon Beacons National Park – exposed walking – highest peak Pen-y-fan
For Information – Mountain Centre, Libanus

2. Waterfalls – Sheltered walking
For Information – Waterfall Centre, Pont Nedd Fechan (Pont Neath Vaughan)

3. Forest and Lakes – sheltered walking – fishing permit meter in the car park
For Information – Garwnant Forest Centre, Llwyn Onn

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




 5. Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves, Abercrave

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

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




8. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

9. National Maritime Museum, Swansea

10. Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagans, near Cardiff



11. You won’t beat the Gower Peninsular to the West of Swansea
Start in Mumbles and tour the South Gower beaches finishing at
Rhossilli on the western tip – voted Britain’s best beach more than once



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

13. The Millennium Stadium and Millenium Centre



14. Cardiff Castle

15. Caerphilly Castle

16. Carreg Cenin Castle

Eating & Drinking 


17. Rhoswenallt Inn, Abernant. One mile walk along the track that runs from the bottom of our drive
18. Nant Ddu Lodge, five north of the A465 on the A470 to Brecon
Excellent food in the restaurant or informally in the bar where there is no need to book

19. The Bear, Crickhowell
A little further afield this old Coaching Inn is perfect for dog owner

20. Penderyn Whiskey Distillery, Hirwaun

Mountain Biking


21. Bike Park Wales – we are told “one of the top ten in the world”