Things to see and do

When nature has provided a playground as good as ours, we reckon it’d be foolish not to give it a try.

Thrill-seekers can get their heart rates up taking on Afan Forest Park’s mix of rock drops, step sections, berms, traverses and black runs, for the ultimate mountain biking experience. If you need to get wet to feel the adrenaline flowing, the surfing area at the eastern end of Aberavon Beach offers a steep, powerful ride during bigger swells.


For those preferring to lower their blood pressure, Neath Port Talbot is a walking wonderland. Miles of our trails wind through deep wooded valleys, the bedrock carved out by fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls. And if you climb our hills, you’ll find yourself stood atop a stage, viewing the natural theatre of sky, sea, land and people playing out below.


If all that still doesn’t appeal and you’re happier watching others in action, you’d be hard pushed to find a steelier set of physical specimens than our Pro14 rugby team, the Ospreys.

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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, Neath Road, Creunant, SA10 8SN

There were more than 5,500 men working in the collieries...

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Dulais Valley Heritage Trail

From Romans and Celtic saints to farmers and colliers, the...

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Margam Abbey and Stones Museum

Abbey Road, Port Talbot, SA13 2TA

Founded in 1147, Margam Abbey is the only Cistercian monastery...

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National Trust Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall

Aberdulais Falls, Main Road, Aberdulais, Neath

The picturesque waterfall is at the heart of this former...

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Neath Abbey

Neath, SA10 7DW

Neath Abbey was founded by the knight Sir Richard de...

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Neath Abbey Ironworks

Riverside Works, New Rd, Neath Abbey, Neath, SA10 7NH

Neath Abbey Ironworks, an Industrial Revolution powerhouse, changed our lives...

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Pontardawe Heritage and Visitor Centre

The Old Stables, Herbert St, Pontardawe, SA8 4EB

Situated in the Old Stables, off Herbert Street in Pontardawe;...

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South Wales Miners Museum

Afan Forest Park, SA13 3HG

Located in the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre, this museum...

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