T6 – Swansea via Neath & Ystradgynlais to Brecon
Wales’s waterfront city is close to Blue Flag beaches, rural wilderness, cosmopolitan culture and designated beauty spots.
You can also enjoy:
- LC2, Swansea’s own indoor waterpark with its own surfing pool http://www.thelcswansea.com/
- Plantasia, a tropical paradise located right in the city centre, bursting with colourful plants and intriguing animals. It offers a series of workshops, bush tucker trails and events during the school holidays. Adult classes also available throughout the year.
- National Waterfront Museum, an interactive re-telling of the human story of Welsh industry and innovation over the past 300 years .Various family-friendly events and workshops throughout the school holidays. https://museum.wales/swansea/
- Swansea Market, the best place to pick up some local goodies for a tasty picnic.
- Discover the miles of traffic-free routes around Swansea Bay and Neath Port Talbot. How about hiring a bike and spending an afternoon cycling the 5 mile promenade from the city to the Mumbles and back, enjoying an ice cream on the way? http://www.swansea.gov.uk/cycling
Ystradgynlais and Neath
Places to explore:
- The National Showcaves Centre for Wales has several indoor and outdoor attractions included in one entry ticket.
- Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall. Not suitable for toddlers. The waters of the River Dulais is used to make Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe.
- Neath Afan Gymnastic Centre, Neath
- Afan Forest Park, for ages 4 years and above
- South Wales Miners Museum, Neath
Brecon is the main market town in the Brecon Beacons and has an array of interesting and unusual shops selling antiques, local arts and the finest Welsh food produce. It’s a perfect base for either a low-key day out on the canal or an energetic adventure on the hills by bike, on foot or on horseback.
You can also enjoy:
- Brecon Cathedral and Close , a haven of peace and quiet
- Regimental Museum – history of the The Royal Welsh