Category Archives: Location

Local Sport and Leisure Facilities?

Local Sport and Leisure Facilities Many guests to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages ask about the nearest Sport and Leisure Facilities. The closest to the cottages are in Pontardawe, but we have also provided details of other facilities which we think may be of interest to you (possibly on a rainy day)!         […]

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What to do on a rare rainy day in South Wales?

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What to do on a rainy day in Tan yr Eglwys Cottages South Wales?  Even if you have the occasional rainy day, it will still be a great day at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages! The cottages have lots of books, tourist info, board games and jigsaws so that the occasional relaxing day is good allowing […]

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A castle or 2 or more!

Which castle do you recommend? Only in Wales, with over 600 castles do we then have the ability to ask “well, what kind of castle would you like to see”? From Tan yr Eglwys Cottages, there is an amazing choice of castles to visit. Many are within a 30-60 minute car journey. However we are […]

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A walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park. Visitors to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages often ask about country parks or wide opening spaces, below is a selection of those closest to Tan yr Eglwy Cottages. Margam Country Park. Access to the country Park is included in the parking fee. Margam Country Park is an 850 acre estate just […]

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Are there any Theatres or Cinemas nearby?

Are there any Theatres or Cinemas nearby? Theatres Pontardawe Arts Centre SA8 4ED Just 2 miles from Tan yr Eglwys offering live music, theatre and films. Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall SA9 1JJ Just 7 miles up the Swansea valley has live music, theatre and films. The Gwyn Hall SA11 1DU Just 5 miles away in neath […]

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Are there any National Trust Properties near by?

National Trust properties near to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages? Guests to Tan yr Eglwys frequently say “We are members of the National Trust are there any NT sites nearby”? Tredegar House, Newport.  A journey along the M4 to Tan yr Eglwys can easily be broken by a visit to Tredegar House, just off the M4 […]

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5 best Castles in Wales

What are the 5 best castles in Wales? The castles in Wales between the Norman Invasion in 1066 and the Civil War in England in 1651 were attacked by a succession of armies, attempting to dominate both the landscape and people of Wales. Castles vary significantly in size, construction and probably purpose. There are many […]

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Place names in the Welsh language

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In general a Welsh place name will describe the location in doing this a small number of words recur frequently. Examples of this are ABER -indicates where two waters meet, not always the sea. As many Aber place names are well inland for example Aberhonddu, Honddu being the name of the river in Brecon. Aberystwyth […]

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Location, location, location.

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Tan Yr Eglwys Cottages although being located in “centre of Neath Port Talbot” are in an ideal location for many of the best attractions & places of interest in South Wales. If I was to list all of the attractions & places of interest this blog would be 10 miles long. Some people think nothing […]

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