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Staying at the Miners Cottage opens up a plethora of activities and things to do. Your stay with us will be an absolute delight as there are so many Places of Interest in and around Abercraf.

We have many attractions on the doorstep which you may not be aware of. Spending a weekend exploring will have you hooked and we hope you will agree that its worth a longer visit!


First discovered in 1912, and opened to the public in 1939, there are now 3 Show Caves, a Dinosaur Park, replica Iron-Age Village, Shire Horse centre and Stone Circles to explore.

Includes Visitor Centre and Restaurant.

National Showcaves Centre of Wales

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Within 1 mile is the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.

This loving sanctuary rescues and cares for many types of unwanted animals especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets. Visitors can see a variety of animals and the work the sanctuary carry out to look after them.



Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

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We’re located in the perfect spot in the old village of Penderyn, nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, and there we have created the best little distillery in Wales. And the smoothest wysgi on earth.

Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky was first launched on St David’s Day, 1st March 2004, in the presence of HRH Prince Charles, to huge critical acclaim from both acknowledged whisky experts and "ordinary" consumers.

Penderyn Distillery

Swansea Bay is the name we use to roll five great experiences into one. There aren’t many places where you can hit the shops in the morning and the surf in the afternoon. In Swansea Bay, you’ll find the best of both worlds – sea dogs and landlubbers will both feel right at home.

Swansea Bay is well known for its Blue Flag beaches, but the green spaces are star performers too. Sea and sand are just part of the big picture as Swansea alone is home to more than 50 parks and gardens (and an indoor rainforest).



Visit Swansea Bay

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The line runs from Pant, near Merthyr Tydfil. Travel in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage steam locomotive, into the Brecon Beacons National Park to see stunning views of the peaks of the Beacons across the Taf Fechan reservoir.

At Pontsticill you can alight from the train and visit our lakeside cafe, admire the view or go for a ramble alongside the reservoir. There is also a children’s play area here.

Brecon Mountain Railway

Ten Ideas for Family Fun in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Our National Park is the best ever playground. There are masses of things for active families to do. Of course, there’s no need to pack every day with expensive activities – simple things like picnics and Pooh sticks can be just as much fun. In fact, many of our favourite ideas are absolutely free.



Brecon Beacons - Family Fun Ideas..

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Situated in a dramatic and romantic location in the secluded upper Swansea Valley, Craig-y-nos Country Park is a 40-acre Victorian garden with shady woodlands, meadows, ponds, lazy lawns and rushing rivers.

The historic grounds of Craig-y-nos Castle, once home to the internationally famous opera singer Adelina Patti, are spread on the banks of the River Tawe.

Craig-y-nos Country Park

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