Visit Ystradfellte and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Ystradfellte, Powys. Some 15 miles North East of Neath lies this village whose name means Way over the River Melite, now as in former days well worth a visit for the beauty of the surrounding countryside, in marked contrast to the mining areas below it. “Ystradveilty,” said Daniel Paterson's Direct and Principal Cross Roads in 1811: “A Public-house, where corn may be had and at Pont Neath Vaughan a decent little inn. At the former of these places the river Vellty loses itself underground; and about a mile to the right of the latter is the Fall of Neath, a beautiful and picturesque scene. Near Pont Neath Vaughan cross the Purthin river and enter Glamorganshire.”
What is now called Pontneddfechan (Bridge of the Little River Neath) is still a centre for seeing the rugged course of the Meilte, Hepste, Neath, and Pyrddyn. One of the inns, the Old White Horse, is now a youth hostel for the area between the Sgwd yr Eira (Spurt of Snow), the Clungwyn falls, the surprising cave of Porth-yr-ogof, the Sgwd Gwladys, and the Sgwd Einion. The hill of Craig y Llyn (almost 2,000 it) has the loftiest peak in Glamorgan. Near Ystradfellte itself is the way from which it must have taken its name, the Sam Helen, or Roman road, by which stands the Maen Madoc, a stone with the inscription Dervaci filius Justi ic iacit (Here lies Dervacius, the son of Justus).
A lake also called Ystradfellte, between the Fan Llia and Fan Fawr, is pleasant for trout fishing and even more so for its views over the wild mountains that stretch to the North.
Nearby towns: Brecon, Glyn Neath, Merthyr Tydfil, Ystradgynlais
Nearby villages: Aber-pergwm, Aberaman, Abercanaid, Aberdare, Aberdulais, Abernant, Blaengwrach, Campay, Cefn-coed-y-Cymmer, Coelbren, Cray, Crynant, Defynnog, Dowlais, Glyncorrwg, Hirwaun, Llanddeusant, Llanfrynach, Llanhamlach, Llanspyddid, Llywel, Maerdy, Mountain Ash, Onllwyn, Pant, Penderyn, Penrhos, Penycae, Pont-Nedd-Fechan, Pontsticill, Resolven, Sennybridge, Seven Sisters, Trecastle, Treherbert, Troedyrhiw
Have you decided to visit Ystradfellte or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
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- a Ystradfellte guesthouse
- a Ystradfellte hotel (or motel)
- a Ystradfellte self-catering establishment, or
- other Ystradfellte accommodation