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Pontrhydyfen is a village in south Wales. It is situated north of the village of Cwmafan in the Afan Valley, not far from the towns of Port Talbot and Neath. This former mining community is recognisable by two large distinctive 19th century bridges that span the valley: a viaduct ('the red bridge') and an aqueduct, now a pedestrian-only bridge, known locally as Y Bont Fawr (The Big Bridge). It was built by John Reynolds in 1825 initially to carry a tram-way and then a canal to supply water to a nearby iron works.

The village is famous for being the birth place of actor Richard Burton, Broadway star Ivor Emmanuel and international opera singer Rebecca Evans. Richard Burton Appreciation Society is based in the village.

 Rugby in Pontrhydyfen:
 Pontrhydyfen Rugby Club
       Miners Arms
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9SP
 01639 896289

 B&B's/Guesthouses in Pontrhydyfen:
 Green Lanterns
       Howdref Ganol Farm
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9SL
 01639 631884

 Restaurants in Pontrhydyfen:
 The Colliers Arms
       Efail Fach
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9TY
 01639 643187

 T Bones in Pontrhydyfen:
       Hawdref Ganol Farm
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9SL
 01639 644444

 Riding in Pontrhydyfen:
 Cimla Pony Trekking & Holiday Centre
       Hawdref Ganol
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9SL
 01639 644944

 Other in Pontrhydyfen:
 Blue Scar Club
       Morgans Terrace
       Port Talbot
       West Glamorgan
       SA12 9TP
 01639 896456


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