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County - South Wales | Map
Tel code: 01792 | code search
Postcode: SA8 | code search
Population: 5000
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Birthplace of:
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Flames Pizza Shop
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Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley lies 8 miles north of Swansea on the A4067. Originating as a small settlement at the junction of two ancient drover’s roads, this small town (population approx 5000) was principally known, up untill the mid C20th, as a centre for the steel and tinplate industries. Whilst still retaining some light industry and having much recent retail development, many would say the character of Pontardawe is rapidly changing. Visitors are often drawn here due to the proximity to the Swansea Canal and are sometimes pleasantly surprised to find that the local Arts Centre ( which is supported by the Arts Council ) has now gained a reputation as one of the finest cultural venues in South Wales. It showcases varied works of the highest standards from classical music events through drama and dance, literature and children's theatre plus blues and world music. This is also home to the thriving local film society whose members enjoy the latest blockbusters as well as the less mainstream art house movies. The Oriel Lliw Gallery has varied exhibitions throughout the year. If live music is your passion, it is worth remembering that Pontardawe hosts an international music festival each August.


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Flames Pizza Shop
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Cwmtawe Comprehensive School
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A & M Taxis Ltd

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Dillwyn Arms (0.15 miles)

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Located 5 minutes off junction 45 M4 Motorway within a short drive to Swansea City Centre and Gower coast. In the foothills of the Brecon ... More

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Cwmbach Cottages (3.44 miles)

Cwmbach Cottages

Cwmbach Cottages is one of the quieter places to stay, nestled on a hill side surrounded by mature woodland just half a mile above the village of Cadoxton. Our location is ideal for walking with ... More | visit website

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BlueBell Hotel (4.42 miles)

BlueBell Hotel

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Acquaint yourself with Neath's only 4-star boutique hotel The Bluebell is located in the heart of the town centre within walking distance of the town’s key amenities, attractions, shops and ... More

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Castle Hotel (4.43 miles)

Castle Hotel

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Originally a coaching inn reputedly frequented by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, this hotel is conveniently positioned just off the M4, and 2 minutes’ walk from the nearest railway station. The birthplace ... More

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Lothlorien Cottage (4.52 miles)

Lothlorien Cottage
Uniquely situated in the old mining village of Cwmgors, nestling at the base of the Black Mountain and close to the magnificent Welsh coastline with its fabulous sandy beaches, this charming spacious terraced cottage offers ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Swansea North (4.73 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M4. For shops and local amenities Swansea city centre is only 6 miles away. The Liberty stadium which holds a range of sporting events is just 3 miles ... More | visit website
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Express by Holiday Inn Swansea (5.17 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Swansea
Stay at the easy-access Holiday Inn Express Swansea-West M4, Jct. 43, close to city centre offices and beach escapes. Our friendly staff will greet you as you arrive in the bright, refurbished Lobby at the ... More | visit website
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Ramada Swansea (5.34 miles)

Ramada Swansea

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Stay at the Ramada Swansea and experience everything you'd expect from an international hotel company. 3* Hotel situated near to the city centre. A modern hotel, conveniently located close to the centre ... More

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Towers Hotel & Spa (6.46 miles)

Towers Hotel & Spa

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Luxury family run hotel situated just minutes off the M4 motorway and yet only 10 minutes away from Swansea City Centre and 20 minutes from the beautiful Gower coastline. All ... More

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Travelodge Swansea M4 (6.79 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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