The village of Pontneddfechan is set on the border with the counties of Powys and Rhondda Cynon Taff, in the heart of Waterfall Country.
The Brecon Beacons National Park Waterfalls Centre has a modern exhibition explaining the fascinating geology and natural history of the area. The village is an excellent place to begin a visit to this beautiful part of Wales, with easy access to some of the best waterfalls and walks. The wonderfully dramatic sheer limestone outcrop of Dinas Rock is popular with climbers, and there are some atmospheric caves.
Close to Dinas Rock is the Powder Trail, a scenic walk along the River Melte on the site of a historic water-powered gunpowder factory. An audio trail explains the history of the area.
Pontneddfechan also has a number of traditional pubs, ideal for some refreshment after a hard day of waterfall watching.
The Brecon Beacons may keep you fully occupied during your visit, but for a change take the A465 further east and visit some of the Welsh Valley villages.
Waterfalls Centre Discover the geology that created the beautiful waterfalls of the Neath Valley.