Richard Burton Walking Trails

Richard Burton

Richard Burton in Pontrhydyfen, credited to South Wales Evening Post

Richard Burton CBE (10th November 1925 – 5th August 1984) was a multiple award-winning actor. He was born in Pontrhydyfen, Afan Forest Park.  He lived in Taibach throughout his childhood and teenage years. His acting career grew from local productions at the YMCA, to London, then Hollywood. 

The two walking trails, entitled ‘The Birthplace trail’ and ‘Childhood Trail’ will take you in Richard’s footsteps around Pontrhydyfen and Taibach. Both trails include a children’s play area and a scenic picnic spot.

A leaflet which contains maps and directions on how to follow the two Richard Burton trails is available to download.

To find out more about Richard Burton, visit the 'Local memories of Rich' pages, which provide a fascinating insight into the young Richard Burton, when he was growing up in the area.

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