Local Amenities

The Brecon Beacons National Park


The Brecon Beacons is a mountain range in the South-East of Wales. It forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of Wales’ three National Parks and is widely described as a mountaineer’s paradise. The Brecon Beacons national park is a short drive from the inn. To get to the beacons leave the car park and turn left, at the roundabout take the first exit and follow the road until you come to a slip road. Take the slip road and follow signs for Llangynidr. This road will take you over moorland and down to the villages of Crickhowell, Llangynidr, Talybont on Usk and the town of Brecon. There are many activities and points of interest in the beacons, including mountain climbing, outdoor pursuit centres, and the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal.

Blaenavon World Heritage Site

mineSituated about 5 miles from the inn is the Blaenavon world Heritage site, which includes the Big Pit Coal Mining Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks,the Blaenavon Heritage Railway and numerous country walks, cycle tracks and points of interest. There is a visitors centre in Blaenavon which has all the information you will need to find your way around this interesting town.

Walking and Cycling In Blaenau Gwent

walksThere are many walking routes within a short distance of the inn, including mountain walks, hill walks and woodland walks. If you have a wireless device you can look up routes by searching for walking routes in Brynmawr. Also the staff downstairs will have information on local walks and points of interest.

Cyfartha Castle

castleAbout a 20 minute drive from the inn is Cyfartha Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, which houses a museum of Welsh Heritage. Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery is home to a fantastic collection of artefacts spanning 2000 years of Merthyr’s history and it Free to visit.

Opening Times:

1st April – 30th September
Daily, 10am – 5.30 pm (last admission 5pm)

1st October – 31st March
Closed Monday
Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat & Sun 12pm – 4pm

Cyfartha Castle can be found on a sat-nav by typing in the postcode CF47 8RE.