Sightseeing http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing 2018-01-17T03:58:04Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management An Introduction to Sightseeing 2011-06-28T09:50:39Z 2011-06-28T09:50:39Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/33-an-intro-to-sightseeing Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p>Below is a selection of places of interest to visit in the local area. Click on Read More to see further details about any of them. Local events to visit (fetes, shows, fayres etc) can be seen at <a href="http://ystradgynlais.info/ystradgynlais-events.html" mce_href="http://ystradgynlais.info/ystradgynlais-events.html" title="Visit the webpage for local events, shows, festivals and fayres at Ystradgynlais.info">Ystradgynlais Info's Events page</a>.</p><p>If relying on bus transport be sure to check out the local travel information at <a href="http://www.traveline-cymru.info/" mce_href="http://www.traveline-cymru.info/" title="Traveline Cymru for bus and rail travel" style="style">www.traveline-cymru.info/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/adventurous-activities" mce_href="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/adventurous-activities" title="Click to view the Adventurous Activities menu">To view a selection of Adventurous Activities in the local area, click here instead.</a></p> <p>Below is a selection of places of interest to visit in the local area. Click on Read More to see further details about any of them. Local events to visit (fetes, shows, fayres etc) can be seen at <a href="http://ystradgynlais.info/ystradgynlais-events.html" mce_href="http://ystradgynlais.info/ystradgynlais-events.html" title="Visit the webpage for local events, shows, festivals and fayres at Ystradgynlais.info">Ystradgynlais Info's Events page</a>.</p><p>If relying on bus transport be sure to check out the local travel information at <a href="http://www.traveline-cymru.info/" mce_href="http://www.traveline-cymru.info/" title="Traveline Cymru for bus and rail travel" style="style">www.traveline-cymru.info/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/adventurous-activities" mce_href="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/adventurous-activities" title="Click to view the Adventurous Activities menu">To view a selection of Adventurous Activities in the local area, click here instead.</a></p> Craig-y-Nos 2011-06-27T12:32:57Z 2011-06-27T12:32:57Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/29-craig-y-nos Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/craigynoscastle.jpg" border="0" alt="Craig-y-Nos | Castle and Country Park" title="Craig-y-Nos| Castle and Country Park" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />Pentre Riding Stables is located directly opposite Craig-y-Nos Castle, within easy walking distance of Craig-y-Nos Country Park. Both locations are free to access, though there is a car-parking fee at the country park.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/craigynoscastle.jpg" border="0" alt="Craig-y-Nos | Castle and Country Park" title="Craig-y-Nos| Castle and Country Park" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />Pentre Riding Stables is located directly opposite Craig-y-Nos Castle, within easy walking distance of Craig-y-Nos Country Park. Both locations are free to access, though there is a car-parking fee at the country park.</p> Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves 2011-06-27T13:47:34Z 2011-06-27T13:47:34Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/31-dan-yr-ogof Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/danyrogof.jpg" border="0" alt="Dan-yr-Ogof | National Showcaves of Wales" title="Dan-yr-Ogof | National Showcaves of Wales" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The National Showcaves of Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof are only a couple of minutes down the road from Pentre Riding Stables. The centre at Dan-yr-Ogof includes 3 cave complexes, the famous dinosaur park, shire horse centre, and an animal park with llamas and South American maras.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/danyrogof.jpg" border="0" alt="Dan-yr-Ogof | National Showcaves of Wales" title="Dan-yr-Ogof | National Showcaves of Wales" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The National Showcaves of Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof are only a couple of minutes down the road from Pentre Riding Stables. The centre at Dan-yr-Ogof includes 3 cave complexes, the famous dinosaur park, shire horse centre, and an animal park with llamas and South American maras.</p> Henrhyd Waterfall 2011-03-08T15:00:56Z 2011-03-08T15:00:56Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/5-henrhyd-waterfall Paragon Consultants info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/henrhyd.jpg" border="0" alt="Henrhyd Waterfall | The Highest in Wales" title="Henrhyd Waterfall | The Highest in Wales" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />Henrhyd Waterfall, shown on the left, has an uninterrupted 90ft drop, making it the highest waterfall in South Wales. Only 3 miles away, the falls can easily be walked to, and the stables also provides a Special Ride there that can be booked in advance.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/henrhyd.jpg" border="0" alt="Henrhyd Waterfall | The Highest in Wales" title="Henrhyd Waterfall | The Highest in Wales" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />Henrhyd Waterfall, shown on the left, has an uninterrupted 90ft drop, making it the highest waterfall in South Wales. Only 3 miles away, the falls can easily be walked to, and the stables also provides a Special Ride there that can be booked in advance.</p> Llyn-y-Fan Mountain Lakes 2011-06-27T09:57:01Z 2011-06-27T09:57:01Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/26-llyn-y-fan Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/llyn_y_fan_fawr.jpg" border="0" alt="Llyn-y-Fan Fawr | Mountain Lake" title="Llyn-y-Fan Fawr | in the Black Mountains" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />High up in the Black Mountains are the lakes of Llyn-y-Fan Fawr and Llyn-y-Fan Fach. The lakes can be reached by a 2km hike from the Trecastle direction, or by taking one of our Special Rides.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/llyn_y_fan_fawr.jpg" border="0" alt="Llyn-y-Fan Fawr | Mountain Lake" title="Llyn-y-Fan Fawr | in the Black Mountains" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />High up in the Black Mountains are the lakes of Llyn-y-Fan Fawr and Llyn-y-Fan Fach. The lakes can be reached by a 2km hike from the Trecastle direction, or by taking one of our Special Rides.</p> Penwyllt 2011-06-27T11:28:35Z 2011-06-27T11:28:35Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/28-penwyllt Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/penwyllt-9.jpg" border="0" alt="Penwyllt | Quarry and Railway Station" title="Penwyllt | Popular walking route" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />In the hills behind Craig-y-Nos lies Penwyllt, a former industrial community, now with the remains of a Victorian quarry, and the railway station formerly on the Brecon line, where Adelina Patti used to alight.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/penwyllt-9.jpg" border="0" alt="Penwyllt | Quarry and Railway Station" title="Penwyllt | Popular walking route" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />In the hills behind Craig-y-Nos lies Penwyllt, a former industrial community, now with the remains of a Victorian quarry, and the railway station formerly on the Brecon line, where Adelina Patti used to alight.</p> Red Kite Feeding Centre 2011-07-19T09:58:54Z 2011-07-19T09:58:54Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/50-red-kite-feeding-centre Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/red-kite-by-bob-grainger.jpg" border="0" alt="Red Kite by Bob Grainger" title="Red kite by Bob Grainger" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Red Kite Feeding Centre is located at Llanddeusant, on the road to Llangadog via Trecastle (photograph thanks to <a href="http://www.bobgraingerphotography.com" title="Visit the website for Bob Grainger Photography">Bob Grainger of Bob Grainger Photography</a>).</p> <p>The centre is about a twenty minute drive from Pentre Riding Stables, and is open 365 days of the year.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/red-kite-by-bob-grainger.jpg" border="0" alt="Red Kite by Bob Grainger" title="Red kite by Bob Grainger" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Red Kite Feeding Centre is located at Llanddeusant, on the road to Llangadog via Trecastle (photograph thanks to <a href="http://www.bobgraingerphotography.com" title="Visit the website for Bob Grainger Photography">Bob Grainger of Bob Grainger Photography</a>).</p> <p>The centre is about a twenty minute drive from Pentre Riding Stables, and is open 365 days of the year.</p> Scwd Gwladys Falls (Glynneath) 2011-06-27T13:09:23Z 2011-06-27T13:09:23Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/30-scwd-gwladys Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/scwdgwladys.jpg" border="0" alt="Scwd-Gwladys | Glynneath" title="Scwd-Gwladys Waterfall | Glynneath" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Glyn Neath valley boasts a delightful walk alongside the river to the Scwd Gwladys falls.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/scwdgwladys.jpg" border="0" alt="Scwd-Gwladys | Glynneath" title="Scwd-Gwladys Waterfall | Glynneath" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Glyn Neath valley boasts a delightful walk alongside the river to the Scwd Gwladys falls.</p> The Sleeping Giant 2011-06-27T10:49:05Z 2011-06-27T10:49:05Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/27-sleeping-giant Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/sleeping-giant.jpg" border="0" alt="Sleeping Giant | Cribarth, Abercrave" title="Sleeping Giant | Cribarth, Abercrave" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The picture on the left shows the "Sleeping Giant", a part of the Cribarth Mountain which looks just like a large sleeping man (photograph thanks to the <a href="http://www.sgfnet.co.uk/" title="Visit the website for the Sleeping Giant Foundation">Sleeping Giant Foundation</a>). Access to the mountain is available from directly behind Pentre Riding Stables, offering an opportunity for visitors to walk, or ride, along the giant's neck.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/sleeping-giant.jpg" border="0" alt="Sleeping Giant | Cribarth, Abercrave" title="Sleeping Giant | Cribarth, Abercrave" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The picture on the left shows the "Sleeping Giant", a part of the Cribarth Mountain which looks just like a large sleeping man (photograph thanks to the <a href="http://www.sgfnet.co.uk/" title="Visit the website for the Sleeping Giant Foundation">Sleeping Giant Foundation</a>). Access to the mountain is available from directly behind Pentre Riding Stables, offering an opportunity for visitors to walk, or ride, along the giant's neck.</p> Ynyscedwyn Ironworks 2011-06-28T09:28:04Z 2011-06-28T09:28:04Z http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/sightseeing/32-ynyscedwyn-ironworks Jon info@pentrestables.co.uk <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/ironworks.jpg" border="0" alt="Ynyscedwyn Ironworks | Glanrhyd Ystradgynlais" title="Ynyscedwyn Ironworks | in Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Ynyscedwyn Ironworks are located in the nearby town of Ystradgynlais, and in their day were world leaders in the technology of working iron. The arches are an iconic symbol of Ystradgynlais, and the park around them includes other preserved examples of industrial machinery.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pentrestables.co.uk/images/stories/sightseeing/ironworks.jpg" border="0" alt="Ynyscedwyn Ironworks | Glanrhyd Ystradgynlais" title="Ynyscedwyn Ironworks | in Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais" style="float: left; border: 0; margin-right:0.5em" />The Ynyscedwyn Ironworks are located in the nearby town of Ystradgynlais, and in their day were world leaders in the technology of working iron. The arches are an iconic symbol of Ystradgynlais, and the park around them includes other preserved examples of industrial machinery.</p>