Discover Port Talbot
Tony John Estate & Letting Agents is situated in the industrial town of Port Talbot in South West Wales. Well known for its steelworks and associated industry, Port Talbot also has a 3 mile coastline of beautiful sandy beach, a large country park at Margam and a Forestry Park at Afan Argoed.
Afan Argoed Forestry Park
The forestry park at Afan Argoed covers 13,000 hectares and consists of 9 walking trails which are all varied in distance.
The park's visitors centre and surrounding area offers a café, gift shop, South Wales miners museum, conference centre/training room, information centre, camping, cycle hire and toilet facilities.
Equestrian Centres & Trekking
Port Talbot's surrounding areas boast some of the best riding in the country, with superb views from high up in the forests. There are over 64km of bridleways and over 48km of forestry tracks to be enjoyed.
There are several purpose built centres in the area, ideal for beginners taking their first lessons and professionally led treks through the heart of the countryside.
Margam Country Park
Set in 1000 acres of glorious parklands, Margam Country Park features a magnificent 18th century orangery, a Tudor-gothic style Victorian mansion house, a 12th century chapter house, restored historic gardens around the castle, the monastic gardens and orangey terrace.
Margam park consists of splendid walks, narrow gauge railway, children's adventure playground, farm trail and pets corner, fairytale land, fishing and the best collection of deer in Wales. The visitors centre has a gift shop and café.
Margam Castle is built on the site of an ancient iron age settlement. A striking piece of gothic architecture, the castle was commissioned in 1830 and was used by British and American forces during World War 2.
After the war the castle fell into disrepair, but was acquired and restored by Glamorgan Council during the 1970s.
Tata is Port Talbot's largest employer — and at the end of December '05, employed 47,300 people worldwide.
With an annual turnover of £9 billion, the company is comprised of four divisions: Strip Products, Long products, Distribution & Building Systems and aluminium, and has a global network of sales offices and service centres.