Craig-y-nos Country Park

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All areas of countryside within the Geopark are now open again. Please follow guidelines to stay safe. Be aware that you may not be able to enjoy the usual range of facilities in town, villages and at centres. Further advice on enjoying the Geopark safely.

The grounds are fully open and the car park is currently open daily between 10am and 5pm. The café is operating an outdoor service only. The craft studios are open but with safety measures in place. Toilets are open.

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.


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


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


  • Leaflets available


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


  • 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

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