New Homes in Port Talbot
With great transport links, the once industrial town of Port Talbot has recently reinvented itself as a peaceful, market town.
Port Talbot Attractions
Along the eastern coast of Swansea Bay, the town is located on a narrow strip surrounding the River Afan. With views across Swansea Bay and Mumbles, the local Aberavon beach is popular with cyclists with its three miles of sand and two miles of seafront promenade.
Port Talbot’s history dates back to the Bronze Age, until it later developed into a town characterised by heavy steel production. Industry remains a feature of the town, and today you’ll find a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs with an impressive range of schools in the surrounding area.
Showcasing everything from drama, dance, music and visual arts to children’s events, comedy, a circus and opera, The Princess Royal Theatre is situated in the centre of Port Talbot. The 800 capacity venue also caters for a variety of events including dinner dances and weddings and has welcomed a host of well-known stars, including Tom Jones and Rhod Gilbert. Drop by the Reel Cinema on the seafront if you’re more of a film buff.
Outdoor types of all abilities will love exploring the mountain bike and walking trails of Afan Forest Park. Take on the challenge of the park’s six mountain bike trails, or for a more leisurely way to enjoy the scenery of the forests, hire a Beamer Trampers. End your day in the great outdoors and bed down in the dedicated campsite just near the Visitors Centre.
With the Forest Park, you can also experience the history of coal mining days by paying a visit to the South Wales Miner’s Museum. The museum recreates the conditions faced by miners underground with a dark room, a replica miners’ tunnel, a range of cap lamps and helmets to be worn and extensive display of photographs and mining artefacts.
Port Talbot Transport Links
Port Talbot’s train station is linked with regions across the UK with direct services to London and Manchester, as well as more locally based networks to Cardiff and Swansea.
London Heathrow (164m) and Gatwick (193m), Bristol (75m) and Cardiff Airports (34m) are easily accessed by road with links available by train and coach.
With direct access from London and the South East, Port Talbot is well connected with the rest of the UK via the M4. The A465 Heads off the Valleys route and quickly links the area with the Midlands and the North via the M50, M5 and M6.