Afan Forest Park, Margam Park, Aberavon Beach, Swansea, Cardiff, Swansea City Football, Wales Rugby, Liberty Stadium, Millenium Stadium, golf, boating, fishing, surfing, mountain biking, close to beach, surfing, kite surfing, hiking, walking, coastal path, Swansea Bay University

Close to Cardiff, Swansea, Afan Forest Park, Margam Park and the Steelworks

Mountain View offers the perfect base for the many local attractions, amenities and activities on our doorstep. From world class mountain biking routes in Afan Forest Park, picturesque walks in Margam Park and Kenfig Nature Reserve, to working in the Steelworks or attending football and rugby games at Cardiff's Millennium "Principality" Stadium and the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. We can offer all the information and recommendations you need to get the most out of your stay.

Local places of interest include:


Aberavon Beach

A 3-mile stretch of golden sands and promenade. A popular location for surfing and kite surfing with an excellent Cafe, children's play area, paddling pool, leisure centre and multiplex cinema.


Margam Country Park

Set in 1000 acres of natural beauty, history and wildlife. Explore the 18th century Orangery, the Castle (a well known spot for ghost-hunters...!), ancient woodland (Graig Fawr) and the best deer herd in Wales. With a wide range of fun activities and facilities including Go Ape, the narrow gauge railway, children's adventure playground, farm trail, Fairytale Land and the splendid walks and cycling trails.


Afan Forest Park

Featuring world class mountain bike trails, the South Wales Miners Museum as well as cycling and walking trails for all ages.


Kenfig Nature Reserve

Miles of sand dunes for you to explore with or without your dogs!

Famous fact:

The late, great Richard Burton, Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins and star of The Passion, Michael Sheen, all are closely connected to Port Talbot.

Within easy driving distance of:



The capital of Wales, an international city offering shopping, arcaded streets, Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, the Cardiff Bay waterfront development, parks, restaurants, and museums of interest, including Techniquest, a hands-on interactive exhibit of scientific exploration with an exciting reputation.


The Museum of Welsh Life St. Fagins

Offering a walk through history as you explore St. Fagins castle grounds and folk park.


Castell Coch

A fairy tale castle sitting high over vertical cliffs and surrounded by wooded glades in which you can walk. Many other castles are also scattered around the South Wales area.


The Welsh Valleys

Full of mining history, and where you can get a taste of the area's industrial heritage at the Rhondda Heritage Park or visit a real coal mine at the Big Pit Mining Museum.


Swansea, Mumbles, and the Gower

A city visit in Swansea with its indoor market, a Victorian seaside walk in Mumbles with its strip of pubs along the Mumble’s Mile, while the Gower provides great natural beauty, walks, country pubs, and some of Britain’s best beaches.


Brecon Beacons National Park

Famous for walking, hiking, and beautiful vistas. You can ride the train through the park or visit the Dan-yr-Ogof caves, the largest caves in Western Europe.

The Spirit of America in

Port Talbot, Wales