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Pontarddulais accommodation

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Banfield Lodge

Self catering apartment rental at Loughor, Swansea
  • Self Catering Apartment
  • Loughor
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £315 to £470 per week
  • availability
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • pets welcome
  • non smoking
Swansea and Gower

A high quality independent ground floor self catering apartment with its own entrance, in a quiet setting beside the picturesque Loughor Estuary, 10 minutes drive from the Gower Peninsula. Secure garden with barbecue, table and chairs. Pets welcome. Distance 3.2 miles.

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River View Touring Park

West Wales caravan and campsite near Swansea
  • Caravan Park and Camping
  • Pontarddulais
  • £14 to £23 per night
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • pets welcome
Swansea and Gower

River View Touring Park has many awards in recognition of the care provided to visitors and the environment. The site is in the beautiful countryside of Carmarthenshire, within easy reach of its attractions, the Gower Peninsula, Carmarthen and Swansea. Distance 3.1 miles.

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2 Cadle Mill Cottages

  • Self Catering
  • Gowerton
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £280 to £842 per week
  • Distance 4.6 miles
  • internet access
  • wood burner
Swansea and Gower
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Ty Berllan

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £328 to £735 per week
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Ty Llaethdy

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • £328 to £735 per week
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Travelodge Swansea M4

  • Hotel
  • Swansea
  • £29 to £59 per night
  • Distance 3.2 miles
Swansea and Gower
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Llandremor Fawr Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Pontarddulais
  • Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
  • £278 to £818 per week
  • Distance 1.6 miles
  • wood burner
Swansea and Gower
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Y Beudy

  • Self Catering
  • Pontarddulais
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £276 to £607 per week
  • Distance 3.9 miles
  • internet access
Carmarthenshire
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Sessile Oak by Marston s Inn s

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Llanelli
  • Distance 4.6 miles
Carmarthenshire
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Ysgubor Hir

  • Self Catering
  • Pontarddulais
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £266 to £753 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Glanmwrg Barn

  • Self Catering
  • Pontarddulais
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £336 to £1026 per week
  • Distance 2.5 miles
  • internet access
Carmarthenshire
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Ty Gwyn

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
  • £413 to £978 per week
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower

About Pontarddulais

Until 1872 the only important fact about the sleepy village of Potarddulais, or Bont, as it was affectionately known, was that it was the crossing point of the river Loughor. During the middle ages a four arched bridge had been built across the river called Y Bont Fawr (the great bridge) so the village was nicknamed Bont. The name Pontarddulais means the bridge on the Dulais (black stream). The colour probably came from the coal dust floating on the surface of the river.

Between 1872 and 1910 the railway came and turned the village into an industrial town with six tinplate works, a coal mine and an important railway junction. Pontarddulais is also celebrated for being one of the South Wales town where the toll house was attacked and razed by the Rebecca rioters, and the only one where the toll house keeper, Sarah Williams, was killed. The rioters, all dressed as women, were protesting against the high tolls on the local turnpike roads which placed an extra financial burden on poor farming communities.

The origin of the name Rebecca is disputed. It is said to come from the Bible, Genesis 24 to 60, or to derive from the name of the woman from whom one of the leaders borrowed his clothes.

After the Second World War the tinplate works moved away and Pontarddulais became a dormitory town for Swansea and other nearby towns. Today the town boasts the most successful male voice choir in Wales, having won the main choral trophy at the Welsh National Eistedfodd a record 14 time. They also provided the choral parts in Pink Floyd's film, "The Wall". Visitors are welcome at the choir's weekly rehearsals as long as they notify the choir master in advance.

The town band is ranked the 172nd in the world and plays at the annual Hendy and Pontarddulais carnival, the agricultural show and on Remembrance Sunday. The town also has a walking club which, every weeks, explores the surrounding countryside and coastline of the Gower and farther afield. There is also a rugby club and a regular poetry slam. Community spirit is alive and well in Pontarddulais.

Like many former industrial towns in the region Pontarddulais has ambitious plans for the town centre to tempt the tourists to their shops, and building work should start in the next two years.