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Pontardawe town centre

A charming town in the Swansea Valley with a rich history and vibrant presence

Our town centre is home to a fantastic selection of:

  • independent retailers
  • cafes, restaurants and public houses
  • cultural attractions
  • leisure facilities

Making it the perfect destination for a day out with friends and family. Whether you're a local or a visitor you'll discover something new in our vibrant town.

Things to see and do


Shopping at local, independent retailers supports the local economy and creates jobs.

You'll help preserve our town centre's unique character, which we're passionate about.

Food and drink

You'll find a variety of dining options in Pontardawe, including:

  • coffee houses
  • cosy cafes
  • restaurants
  • friendly pubs

Arts and culture

Pontardawe has a thriving arts scene, with various galleries and performance spaces in and around the town centre.

The Pontardawe Arts Centre is a hub for a variety of events hosted throughout the year, such as:

  • art exhibitions
  • musical performances
  • cinema and theatre


Our leisure centre and swimming pool offers amenities for all ages, including:

  • cutting-edge fitness equipment
  • main pool and separate small pool for children
  • engaging fitness classes


Our library offers a haven of knowledge and a welcoming space to read and learn with:

  • books
  • digital resources
  • events

Pontardawe Golf Club

Less than a mile from the town centre you'll find Pontardawe Golf Club.

A golf course with immaculate surroundings and breathtaking views of the upper Swansea Valley.

Green space

Take a walk through the ancient wooded gorge at Cwm Du Glen and enjoy breathtaking views of the magnificent waterfall and rivers.

Pontardawe is also a great base for outdoor activities such as:

  • hiking
  • cycling
  • kayaking


Pontardawe boasts a delightful canal that meanders through its town centre.

This once vital transport route during the industrial revolution is now a tranquil haven for walks and relaxation.


Getting to Pontardawe town centre is easy, with excellent:

  • transport links by bus
  • affordable and convenient car parks
  • bike racks available for safe bicycle parking in the town centre