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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?

Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, Wales
The price is £59 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Port Talbot, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberavon Beach and Margam Sands. Go Ape at Margam Port Talbot is ...
3.9/5Good! (348 reviews)
"Staff and management wonderful. Had an issue while there and they resolved. Going out of their way to sort and make sure our stay was perfect. Staff deserve a Xmas bonus!! They were all brilliant! Ate in restaurant at hotel. Food delicious. Definitely recommend."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
3.5 out of 5
Green Park, Port Talbot, Wales
The price is £70 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
Situated in Port Talbot, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Go Ape at Margam Port Talbot, Aberavon Beach and Margam Sands. Margam Country Park and Afan Argoed ...
4/5Very Good! (46 reviews)
"It was a convenient location as we had to attend a funeral at Margam crematorium for a relative who lived in Port Talbot. It’s quite noisy early morning with traffic travelling on both sides of the hotel if you have the window open."

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

Blanco's Hotel Port Talbot
Tyncellar Farm Holiday Cottages
Tyncellar Farm Holiday Cottages
4 out of 5
Tyn Cellar Farm, Water Street, Port Talbot, Wales
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Situated in Port Talbot, this property is within 3 miles (5 km) of Margam Country Park, Kenfig National Nature Reserve and Margam Castle. Pyle & Kenfig Golf ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Highly recommend
"Very nice staff and welcome. Really impressed when entering our accommodation. Better than what we expected. Unfortunately had to cut down our stay due to sudden covid lock down s. Will definitely go back again in safer times"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Tyncellar Farm Holiday Cottages
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James Place @ Dowlais
James Place @ Dowlais
3 out of 5
The price is £72 per night from 12 Jul to 12 Jul
Situated in Merthyr Tydfil, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brecon Mountain Railway, Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage and Cyfarthfa Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Perfect accommodation. The host was so friendly and helpful. Would love to stay again."

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

James Place @ Dowlais
1 Saron Cottages
1 Saron Cottages
4 out of 5
Penrhyn-side, Port Talbot, Wales
Situated in Port Talbot, this cottage is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Go Ape at Margam Port Talbot and within 3 miles (5 km) of Margam Sands and Aberavon Beach. Margam ...
1 Saron Cottages
Self Catering Holiday Lodge set in 6 Acres of Wooded Hillside in South Wales
Self Catering Holiday Lodge set in 6 Acres of Wooded Hillside in South Wales
Hafod Tudor Terrace, Newport, WLS
Located in Ynysddu, this cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Tredegar House, Belle Vue Park and Newport Cathedral. Caerphilly Castle and Treharris Park are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Beautiful and peaceful
"Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Easy to find place. The cabin was lovely, clean and very spacious with all the equipment provided. I would strongly recommend this place."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

Self Catering Holiday Lodge set in 6 Acres of Wooded Hillside in South Wales
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