Dating back to the Bronze Age, the seaside town of Port Talbot Wales is an excellent base from which to explore the best of the Welsh countryside and coast.

Usually associated with its steelworks, the lesser-known side of Port Talbot is that is has a great range of outdoor activities, from windsurfing to mountain biking and even a treetop assault course!

Centrally located on the south coast of Wales, Port Talbot has all the eateries, hotels and amenities you could hope for, while offering a more relaxed pace of life than the cities of Swansea (about 10 miles west) and the Welsh capital Cardiff (about 30 miles east). Nonetheless, a visit here is definitely going to keep you busy.

Why not discover Port Talbot’s architectural history with a visit to Margam Castle? This Victorian country house is a remarkable example of a building from the Gothic revival and is now a Grade-I listed building. The historic grounds here are beautiful, with extensive gardens that bloom in summer and a selection of farm animals that the kids will love.

Not for those with vertigo, but definitely fun if you don’t mind heights, head to Go-Ape in Margam Country Park. Swing from branches, dart down zip lines into cargo nets and marvel at views of the Welsh landscape from high up in the treetops. Otherwise, head out surfing in Swansea Bay or visit the rocky trails of Afan Forest– a mountain-biker’s dream.

If you’re not keen on sports, maybe you’ll enjoy a visit to one Port Talbot's annual festivals. The annual one-day Aberavon Beach Festival takes place at the height of each summer. This community event is a great combination of arts, crafts, food and exhibition stalls, all taking place on the white sands of Aberavon Beach. In August the town also hosts the two-day Kaya World Music Festival, and the Margam Kite Festival in May is an aerial feast for the eyes.

Port Talbot has an impressive food scene. Find French and Italian cuisine, traditional Welsh fare, Indian food or even an American diner and steakhouse. The eateries in Port Talbot are scattered around the town centre, close to Talbot Road and the relaxing waters of the Afan River. You’re sure to find somewhere great to get the gastronomic juices going.

After you’ve eaten, burn off those calories and end an action-packed day with a blowy walk on Aberavon Beach. This impressive sandy beach is three miles long and as it’s not overrun with tourists, on a quiet day you might even get it to yourself. What better way to end your holiday in Port Talbot?

Twelve Knights
Twelve Knights
3.5 out of 5
Margam Road, Port Talbot, Wales, SA13 2DB
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The price is £50 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Port Talbot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 meeting rooms. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (47 reviews)
"Will stay there again."

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Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, Wales, SA12 6QP
The price is £65 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Port Talbot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (419 reviews)
Disappointing welcome
"20 minute wait to check in. Receptionist on phone, didn't even acknowledge we were there, no apology when she finally spoke to us. She gave us the key, no information (luckily we had stayed before) about hotel. Room clean and comfortable, great breakfast,lovely location"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

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Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
3.5 out of 5
Green Park, Port Talbot, Wales, SA12 6NT
The price is £72 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Port Talbot. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (85 reviews)
Nice stay
"The evening receptionist Jessica was the most efficient and friendly, the morning staff hardly acknowledged you when you were leaving. The Cleaning staff so welcoming and sociable."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2022

Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
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Tyncellar Farm Holiday Cottages
Tyncellar Farm Holiday Cottages
4 out of 5
Tyn Cellar Farm, Water Street, Port Talbot, Wales, SA13 2PD
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Port Talbot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a business centre. Popular attractions Kenfig National Nature Reserve and Margam ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Great property was home from home with great character and hosts. Certainly would put at top of list of places to stay when we visit again"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2022

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River Cottage
River Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Port Talbot, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star golf cottage in Port Talbot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a TV. Popular attractions Afan Argoed Country Park and Melincourt Waterfall ...
River Cottage
2-bed Cottage in in Welsh Valley Nr Swansea
2-bed Cottage in in Welsh Valley Nr Swansea
3 out of 5
Swansea, Wales
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Swansea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Cwm Du Glen & Glanrhyd Plantation Local Nature Reserve ...
2-bed Cottage in in Welsh Valley Nr Swansea
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