Places to Visit

Baddegai is situated in a great position – very secluded – but

only a mile from the A470 which makes the many local towns

and attractions very accessible.

 

Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales. (15 miles)

With over 1.5km of cave passageways to explore plus one of

the largest dinosaur parks in the world, a replica iron age farm,

shire horse centre and Barney Owl’s playground this is a real

day out for all the family.

 

Big Pit (30 miles)

Here you can take an underground tour led by a real miner to

give you a taste of what life was like at the coal face. There

are award-winning interactive exhibits, a virtual tour for

those who would rather stay on the surface and many colliery

buildings to visit. The Big Pit is part of the Blaenavon World

Heritage Site that includes Blaenavon Ironworks which helps

visitors experience life for working families here over 200 years

ago.

 

Waterfall Country, Pontneddfechan (18 miles)

Caves and waterfalls abound where the Mellte river has

cut down through layers of shale and sandstone to create

spectacular wooded gorges. The Waterfalls Centre houses an

interactive exhibition which is a great place to start exploring

this beautiful area.

 

Brecon (5 miles)

Brecon – There are the castle ruins dating from 1093, the cathedral

built on the site of a monastery, the Brecknock museum and

The Regimental Museum celebrating 300 years of regimental

history.

 

For evening entertainment there is the Coliseum Cinema

which first opened in 1925 and still retains the atmosphere of a traditional cinema.

 

Theatr Brycheiniog –   is the first solar-

powered theatre in Wales and offers a popular and acclaimed

programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout

the year. There is also a year round programme of visual arts

by local artists and a nationally acclaimed bistro.

 

There are also a huge variety of restaurants to choose from

both in the town and in the pubs in the surrounding villages.

 

Crickhowell (19 miles)

Pretty town on the banks of the river Usk close to Tretower

Court which is one of the best examples of a fortified manor

house in Wales.

 

Hay on Wye (22 miles)

With castle ruins, a 17th century Jacobean mansion and

Victorian Clocktower there is more to Hay than just books!

 

Abergavenny (25 miles)

A restored 19th century hunting lodge in the grounds of the

castle is home to Abergavenny museum and the 12th century

Tithe barn houses an exhibition of the town’s history from

1087.

 

Red Kite Feeding Station (17 miles)

From the specially built hide watch more than 50 red kites,

buzzards and other birds competing naturally for the meat

provided by the feeding centre every day of the year.

 

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydffil (15 miles)

 

Set in 160 acres of beautiful parkland is the Woodland Visitor

Centre and Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery.