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Craig y Nos Park

Craig y Nos Park

 
 

    Country Park, free entry

    Contact

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    Address

    Brecon Road,
    Penycae,
    Swansea Valley,
    SA9 1GL

    Details

    Craig y Nos is located in the Swansea Valley 3 miles north of Abercrave on the A4067. The Country park was at one time part of the landscaped gardens of Craig Y Nos Castle, the stately home of the world renowned operatic soprano Adelina Patti.

    The castle land was eventually sold to the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and in 1976 the country park was opened. Careful sympathetic improvements have been made to the gardens as well as the development of interpretative services catering for University groups and schools. It is a peaceful location for the "quiet enjoyment of the countryside" and an ideal venue for improving ones' understanding of the flora and fauna of the locality, learning about the cultural heritage and as one gateway for information about the wider Brecon Beacons National Park.

    Mature trees are found throughout the Country Park and offer fine opportunities for gentle walking and picnics are relaxing in the sunshine. Two rivers through flow the Country Park. The smaller Llynfell that emerges from the nearby Dan Y Ogof National Show Caves Centre for Wales complex and the Tawe flowing onwards from its source high in the Black Mountains. They divide the park land in two with a foot bridge for visitors. The country park includes a wide variety of habitats including two lakes (one brimming with mini beasts) and a meadow accessible to visitors. Woodland flora flourish in the Spring and Summer whilst fungi can be found in the Autumn. Fishing permits can be purchased at the centre. More challenging walks can be attempted by the suitably equipped in the surrounding locale.

    Facilities for the disabled include access to the visitor centre and toilets. A wheelchair is available free of charge.

    Dogs
    Dogs are welcome but on leads please. We have one dog waste bin in the car park. Dogs are not permitted in the Hay Meadow area while sheep are grazing (winter months only – see local signs).

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

    Changing Seasons Tea Room is now open in the main building, serving locally produced innovative seasonal menus. Public toilets open 24hrs a day.

    Opening Details

    Open all the time

    9.30am - varies with season

    Prices

    Free entry

    Car Parking
    £1.50 for a short stay (up to two hours) and £2.70 all day.

    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Craig y Nos Country Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SN 839155  Lat: 51.82598 Long: -3.67908

    By Car: From South and M4 Motorway, follow the A470 Northwards from junction 32 of the M4 motorway to the A 465 just beyond Merthyr Tydfil. Head West on the A465 continuing to the A4109 junction at Glyn Neath. Follow the A4109 through the traffic lights in GlynNeath and over the hill towards Abercrave. This becomes the A4221, but continues straight ahead until it drops down to the A4067 road.

    At the junction with the A4067 turn right and follow the road for four miles to Craig-y-Nos Castle, which is on the right.

    By Train: London Paddington Station to Neath or Swansea Direct trains every hour Mon/Sat, journey time 2hrs 40 mins. Sunday service less frequent.

    From: Manchester/Birmingham to Neath or Swansea (Change at Cardiff) Regular services Mon/Sat, Sunday less frequent. Journey times.. Manchester 3hrs 45mins, Birmingham 2hrs 50 mins

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

    Changing Seasons Tea Room is now open in the main building, serving locally produced innovative seasonal menus. Public toilets open 24hrs a day.

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