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Port Talbot town centre

Welcome to Port Talbot, a dramatic hub of activity in the heart of South Wales

With a rich history dating back centuries, Port Talbot has long been a centre of industry, culture, and entertainment. Today the town's diverse heritage and contemporary spirit are reflected in our wide range of:

  • independent shops
  • restaurants
  • attractions

Port Talbot Town Centre has something for locals and visitors alike. It's the perfect place to spend a day exploring. So why not come and see all that this exciting town has to offer.

Things to see and do


A wide variety of shops line our pedestrianised streets and the Aberafan Shopping Centre.

You can find everything from well-known high-street brands to independent retailers.  

Food and drink

If you're feeling hungry, there are plenty of options to choose from in our town centre.

Our restaurants and cafes serve everything from traditional Welsh dishes to international favourites.

The Princess Royal Theatre

Port Talbot has a thriving arts and culture scene.

The Princess Royal Theatre, named in honour of Princess Anne, hosts a range of cultural events throughout the year.

The New Plaza

The New Plaza, recently transformed Grade II listed art-deco building is now a community hub of facilities, housing:

  • a theatre
  • gym
  • café
  • business hub
  • multipurpose rooms
  • digital recording studio

Arts and culture

The town has produced many talented performers who achieved international fame. Among the most notable are:

  • Sir Anthony Hopkins, Oscar winner with a career spanning over five decades
  • Richard Burton, known for his commanding presence and unforgettable voice
  • Michael Sheen, the acclaimed star of stage and screen


2.5 miles from the town centre you'll find Aberafan Leisure and Fitness Centre.

The perfect place to learn to:

  • swim
  • get fit
  • unwind

The venue also houses an attractive café for all beachfront visitors as well as centre users.


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

  • books
  • digital resources
  • events

Aberavon seafront

A short distance away, Aberavon seafront offers a picturesque coastline experience, with its:

  • expansive sandy beach
  • vibrant promenade
  • views of the Bristol channel


Getting to Port Talbot town centre is easy, with excellent:

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