Tag Archives: Ystradgynlais

Cool down, come and stay to enjoy cool caves, refreshing lakes and a luxurious bath!

While staying at River Tawe Holiday Apartment in our stone ex-school building, you can enjoy the cool interior or enjoy the sun in the outside seating area., then cool off in your luxurious bath.

 

 

 

Swim in refreshing lakes like Llyn y Fan Fach and Fawr, explore Cool Caves and have an ice cold drink in one of many nearby cafes. Escape the heat or enjoy the heat at River Tawe Holiday Apartment.

Three_Cliffs_Bay_Gower by Saffron Blaze on wikimedia commons

 

We are not far from the glorious beaches of the Gower peninsula.

 

Llyn y Fan – Fawr and Fach

Luke Evans in the Visit Wales Advert

Welsh Actor Luke Evans mentions “Llyn Y Fan’s Great Beauty” in Visit Wales’s amazing new advert promoting Wales.   Llyn y Fan is a lake in the Brecon Beacons or in fact two lakes.  Llyn y Fan Fawr and Llyn y Fan Fach lie on a mountain just north of Ystradgynlais, where River Tawe Holiday Apartment is situated.

 It is  a short drive and a beautiful walk to visit these ancient and mysterious lakes which have been the subject of legends throughout the ages.

 The Red book Of Hergest, an ancient manuscript written just after the year 1382 holds a tale that starts by the shores of Llyn y Fan Fach and the same story is also recorded in the Mabinogion.

The story can be read here.

 

Llyn y Fan Fach, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK by Matt Botwood .Copr. Brecon Beacons