Beautiful views and a fascinating history greet visitors to the Upper Amman Valley, the most western of the five valleys within Neath Port Talbot, situated near the southern fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
With welcoming villages and Welsh communities, the Upper Amman Valley’s earliest mention was in the ancient Mabinogion Folk Tales. It came to greater prominence during its long and colourful history as a centre for the mining of high quality anthracite coal and metal-working. Following the closure of its coal mines over recent decades, nature has been gently reclaiming the Upper Amman Valley.
Throughout these changes, the Welsh welcome remains as warm as ever in an area in which the Welsh language and culture are a part of everyday life. The Upper Amman Valley is a very special place to visit – providing an experience which feels so far away from the hustle and bustle of life in the big towns.