Attractions in Swansea Bay easily reached by bus from Neath
Please note that all Sunday and Bank Holiday services have been withdrawn; taxis are available at Neath train station and town centre.
|Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall National Trust: This is more than just a spectacular waterfall immortalised by the artist Turner; it is an industrial heritage site of some significance.|
Bus 154 & 158, alight at Aberdulais Falls
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfalls National Trust
Special Offer for visitors travelling by bus.
| ||Aberdulais Canal Basin
Where the Neath and Tennant Canals join, this was once a transhipment
point for goods between the two. It has a unique skew bridge at the head
of the basin. It is a short, easy walk (¼ mile) from the bus stop. |
Bus 154 & 158, alight at Aberdulais Falls
|Cefn Coed Colliery Museum: This was Wales’ deepest coal mine, now restored with a magnificent steam winding engine, a simulated gallery and display of mining tools and equipment housed in the original buildings of the former colliery. |
Bus 158, alight at Cefn Coed
|Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre: This centre is situated ¼ mile from the village and is a centre for mountain biking, trout and coarse fishing, and canoeing. A number of walking trails start from here; café with hot meals available on site. Bus 159 changing to 23 & 36 alight Glyncorrwg Bridge St. |
|Sarn Helen Roman Road: This is a fine upland ridge walk with excellent, wide views towards the Brecon Beacons to the north and open views to the west, south and east; ½ mi/15.5 km, moderate/strenuous. |
Bus 158, outward, alight at Banwen Terminus. Return from Aberdulais Falls.
Gnoll Estate Country Park an extensive park created from a 18th century local industrialists’ private estate has a range of footpaths of varying length, mostly easy or moderate grade. On these paths, you will be able to witness the incredible extent of features formed from the one-time network of water supplies to local industry. Bus 153 (infrequent) from Neath Bus Station alighting at Fairyland; or any bus to Neath Bus Station (½mi/0.8km).
|Llanwit: St Illtyd’s Church: founded by St Illtyd in the 6th century and rebuilt in Norman times, this was Neath’s original parish church. Bus X5, alight at Llantwit Road.|
LC, Swansea’s Leisure Complex: a multi activity centre with waterpark and boardrider, climbing, children’s play area, gym, spa and fitness centre. Weekdays Bus X5; Sundays Bus 158 from Neath Bus Station to Swansea Bus Station (¼mi/0.4km).
Liberty Stadium: the Stadium is the home of Swansea City Football Club and the Ospreys regional rugby team; it is also a principal centre for conferences and events. Train from Neath Train Station to Swansea then Buses 4 (Metro) or 4A from Swansea Train Station, alighting at Liberty Stadium. Buy Swansea Train Plus Bus ticket
Margam Country Park: this is a place of splendid landscapes, architecture, rich heritage and cultural past and a full programme of entertainment for the whole family throughout the year. A day at Margam Country Park has much to offer. Amongst its attractions are a magnificent 18th Century Orangery, an impressive Tudor-Gothic style Victorian Mansion House, a 12th Century Chapter House, ornamental gardens and the best deer herd in Wales. For kids there is a narrow gauge railway, adventure playground, farm trail and Fairytale Land; and for older kids and active adults, Go Ape is here. It has a Visitor Centre, café and gift shop. Bus X1 from Neath Bus Station alighting at Margam Park Main Gates; no service Sundays & BHM.
Mumbles Village: There are many attractions (Mumbles Pier, Oystermouth Castle, Land Train, Beaches) and a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars catering to all tastes within easy reach of the bus stop at Oystermouth Square. Some buses run through to Caswell, Langland and Limeslade Bays. Weekdays Bus X5; Sundays Bus 158 from Neath Bus Station to Swansea then Buses 2, 2A, 2B or 2C from Swansea Bus Station, alighting at Oystermouth Newton Road.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales: Dan-yr-Ogof is the most breathtaking Showcaves complex in Northern Europe. Step back in time as you walk within the limestone rocks and deep into the subterranean world. Bus X63 from Neath Train Station, alighting at Dan-yr-Ogof; no service Sundays & BHM.
National Waterfront Museum: the Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Weekdays Bus X5; Sundays Bus 158 from Neath Bus Station to Swansea Bus Station (¼ mi/0.4 km)
Neath Abbey: Founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, today’s extensive remains is a fine testament to what was described by 16th century poet John Leland as ‘the fairest abbey in all Wales’. It is open all year between 1000 and 1600 and there is no admission charge.
Buses 141, 155, 156 & 158, alight at Neath Abbey Road (200 yards walk to Abbey). Very frequent service Mondays to Saturdays.
Sundays: First Cymru 158 operates hourly.
Neath Canal: Until recently, this was a key supplier of water to local industry in Briton Ferry but has been restored over the last 30 years as a major leisure facility. It has a well maintained towpath enabling a number of walks in and around Neath; to or from Briton Ferry; or north to Aberdulais Canal Basin where it is joined by the Tennant Canal. Boat trips on the canal using the ‘Thomas Dadford’ run from Neath B&Q store to Tonna Lock. Details >>
All buses, alight at Neath Bus Station
|Craig Gwladus Walk: An easy (moderate to strenuous from the Cadoxton end) walk of 2 miles/3 km between Cilfrew and Cadoxton. |
Buses 154 & 158 alight at Cilfrew Terminus
Swansea City Centre: there is so much to do in Swansea with attractions, entertainment and cultural activities to the fore; it has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars catering to all tastes. Train from Neath Train Station to Swansea Train Station then Buses 4 (Metro) or 4A to all points in the city centre, Civic Centre, Singleton Park, University and Wales National Pool. Buy Swansea Train Plus Bus ticket. Bus X5 from Neath Bus Station to Swansea Bus Station.
Mynydd Drumau Wildlife Walk: A moderate/strenuous walk of 5mi/8km through woodland and the ridge of Drumau Mountain with a wealth of fauna and flora. Buses 122, 132 or X22, alight at Caewern Llugad yr Haul
Dulais Valley Quads Quad Bike course through 175 acres of hills and woodlands above Seven Sisters. It is a short walk (¼ mile) from the bus stop. Bus 158, alight at Nantycafn. Please phone 01639 701768 before your visit.