Neath Port Talbot (Welsh: Castell-nedd Port Talbot) is a county borough in south Wales. It was created from the former districts of Neath, Port Talbot and part of Lliw Valley on 1 April 1996 as Neath and Port Talbot, it changed its name on the following day, 2 April 1996.
The borough borders the other principal areas of Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taff to the east, Powys and Carmarthenshire to the north and Swansea to the west. Its principal towns are Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe.
Places of interest:
* Afan Forest Park, formerly known as Afan Argoed was once a quiet country park for walking and recreation. In recent times, it has become a mecca for mountain biking with the development of a number of demanding off mountain biking trails.
* Margam Country Park is a frequent destination for the World Rally Championships and is very popular with tourists all year round.
* Aberdulais, Neath has beautiful waterfalls and has been portrayed in Turner's The Watermill painting.
* Aberavon Beach is a large beach resort, popular with surfers.
* The Gnoll Country Park, Neath is a large country park with lakes, cascading water falls and the ruins of the historic Gnoll mansion, former home to the Mackworths family.
Wording courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org/
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