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Celebrate St David’s Day with Random Acts of Welshness

To celebrate St David’s Day this year, we’re joining Visit Wales in sharing Random Acts of Welshness to celebrate all things Welsh in the Dramatic Heart of Wales.


Here are some ways you can show your Random Acts of Welshness this St David’s Day:

Indulge in Hearty Welsh Food


Food is at the heart of the Dramatic Heart of Wales – so why not get stuck into its hearty food scene? Head to Neath Indoor Market for local delicacies, or enjoy the warmth of Wales with homely pub grub at The Travellers Well in Skewen. The traditional Welsh pub promises to ‘Feed Me ‘Til I Want No More’.

Enjoy a taste of India the Welsh way by ordering ‘half and half’ at the Indian Cottage in Pontardawe. Renowned for its quality and presentation of freshly prepared Indian food, it is the perfect place to have a gwledd Indiaidd (an Indian feast).

No Welsh feast is complete without a sweet treat: devour a traditional treat like ‘Picau ar y maen’ (Welsh cakes). Translating to ‘cakes on the stone,’ these delicious delights used to be heated on a bakestone. Fast forward to today, Baglan Bakery now offers a tantalizing array of melt-in-the-mouth Welsh cakes, ensuring a sweet conclusion to your culinary exploration.


Dive into the Welsh Culture


Arts and sports play a huge role in the lives of Welsh people – so why not embrace the heart and soul of Welsh culture to show your Random Acts of Welshness?

Laugh the night away by watching the nostalgic classic film Twin Town at the Gwyn Hall in Neath. Or for a live performance, join the Port Talbot Cymric Male Voice Choir at their St Davids Day Concert at St Mary’s Church in Port Talbot. The soul-stirring harmonies are guaranteed to give you shivers through your spine.

To complete the Welsh experience, embrace the nation’s passion for rugby at Neath RFC. With the rugby season in full swing, it’s the perfect time of year to join fellow rugby lovers to watch an exhilarating live rugby match. Amdani! (Let’s go!)


Uncover Rich Welsh History


Discover the historic tales of the Dramatic Heart of Wales, where every corner tells a story. Begin your journey at Wales’s first Mining museum, South Wales’ Miners’ Museum, dedicated to promoting the proud industrial heritage of the Afan Valley.

Venture across the Valley, where another 400 years of history is waiting to be explored at Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall. The beautiful site houses Europe’s largest electricity-generating water wheel.

Beyond the industrial landscapes, Wales has over 600 castles, with more castles per square mile than any other country in Europe. Among them stands the magnificent Margam Castle in Margam Country Park, a striking 19th Century Tudor Gothic Mansion. Margam Abbey, the best-preserved Cistercian Monastery in Wales, offers fascinating tours which unveil the hidden histories of the area.


Explore our Beautiful Welsh Walks


Our beautiful waterfalls, waves, canals and woodlands shape everything we do and everything we are in the Dramatic Heart of Wales. You can embrace beautiful walks at your own pace, be it a gentle river stroll or a hike up hills and down valleys. You can even meet the Margam deer herd from a dramatic photo opportunity, to show your Random Act of Welshness this St David’s Day.

Choose your Random Act of Welshness in the Dramatic Heart of Wales and be sure to tag #RandomActsofWelshness and #DramaticHeartWales.

Plan your Welsh stay at the Dramatic Heart of Wales here.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus i chi gyd. Happy St David’s Day to you all.

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