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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 Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9SP 01639 896289
B&B's/Guesthouses in Pontrhydyfen: Green Lanterns Howdref Ganol Farm Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9SL 01639 631884
Restaurants in Pontrhydyfen: The Colliers Arms Efail Fach Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9TY 01639 643187
T Bones in Pontrhydyfen: Hawdref Ganol Farm Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9SL 01639 644444
Riding in Pontrhydyfen: Cimla Pony Trekking & Holiday Centre Hawdref Ganol Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9SL 01639 644944
Other in Pontrhydyfen: Blue Scar Club Morgans Terrace Pontrhydyfen Port Talbot West Glamorgan SA12 9TP 01639 896456
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