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Some say that King Arthur lies not far from Neath, in a cavern under the awe-inspiring limestone cliff Craig y Ddinas.

Margam Castle

Margam Castle

History tells us this was once an Iron Age hill-fort, while legend has it Arthur and a thousand chain-mail clad warriors sleep in there, awaiting the call to rise again... Fancy 40 winks too? Stay in an historic cottage with Arthurian links at the former Plas Cilybebyll estate. For more than two centuries the estate connected to the cottages was owned by the Lloyd family, who trace their ancestry to King Urien Rheged , whose son was a Knight of the Round Table. Rheged’s symbol was the raven, and Mabinogion tale The Dream of Rhonabwy tells how an army of 300 ravens protected his son; keep a look out for ancient buttons sporting the raven, which were formerly worn by the family and have been discovered in the estate’s grounds.

Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park

One of Neath Port Talbot's grandest addresses, Margam Castle, is home to plenty of history - as you would expect. But the unexpected also lurks, with many claiming to have spotted the ghost of gamekeeper Robert Scott, who worked here for many years. The countryside in this part of Wales also abounds with legends - look out for goblins around the River Afan in Afan Forest Park; apparently a young lady named Elin encountered one here. He offered her treasure provided she didn’t tell anyone about the magical fairy kingdom he'd shown her, but she broke her promise and lost her gold. Keep your eyes peeled - she hid them at the foot of a thorn tree!

Glyncorrwg Ponds

Glyncorrwg Ponds