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places to visit this Winter

The benefit of a Welsh winter? Plenty of rain to cascade through riverbeds and over rocks, creating the spectacle that awaits at Melincwrt Waterfall.

Winter may not be famed for the perfect walking weather, but in the correct hiking gear you can witness the majesty of these ancient waterfalls nestled in the heart of the Vale of Neath. Just be sure to wrap up warm and avoid entering the water.

If high culture is more your thing than hiking boots, head to Margam Abbey and Stones Museum in Margam or Neath’s Victorian-era Gwyn Hall to immerse yourself in history, art and culture.  

The Margam Country Park Estate is open year-round, welcoming visitors to discover the stories of one of Wales’ most prominent families and their impact on the local community throughout the industrial revolution. Explore the estate’s sprawling grounds, the orangery and adjoining Abbey for a trip back in time.

When visiting the Dramatic Heart of Wales we ask that you make a promise to respect the landscape and the communities that you visit. 

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