Craig-y-nos Country Park

Popular country park developed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority around the River Tawe in the former grounds of Craig-y-nos Castle.

OS grid ref SN 840155

‘Changing Seasons’ tea rooms and restaurant open daily from 10 a.m.

Tea Room bookings: 07535 488009.

  • Ice creams, teas and coffees.
  • Locally prepared seasonal innovative menu.
  • Alternative Sunday Lunch menu
  • Local produce and crafts centre
  • Friday and Saturday restaurant until 10.30 pm by booking in advance

Attractive location between the two limestone bluffs of Craig Rhiwarth and Craig-y-nos in the upper Tawe valley.

Geology

  • Quaternary: river sands & gravels, glacial moraine
  • Carboniferous: Limestone

Maps

  • OS Landranger 160, Explorer map OL12
  • Geological — BGS 1:50,000 sheet: 231 ‘Merthyr Tydfil’

Guides

  • Leaflets available

Facilities

  • Pay & display car parking
  • Toilets, vending machine
  • Landscaped gardens, picnic facilities
  • Entry: free
  • Rock trail

Accessibility

  • largely accessible

Transport links

  • By car — on A4067
  • By train — nearest stations at Neath, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil — see Traveline Cymru
  • By bus — see Traveline Cymru; 63 service (Stagecoach) stops at Glyntawe

Other attractions nearby