Explore the Area

at Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel

Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club

We’re just a stones throw away from the lush fairways of the Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Course – and we offer a complimentary round of golf on this 18 hole, 69 par course to our guests!


Wales Coast Path

The Welsh coastline was made for walking, and we’re lucky enough to have it on our doorstep!

With miles of dramatic coastline stretching from Rest Bay in Porthcawl, one of the best known surfing spots in the UK, to the bedrock beach full of fossils at Nash Point complete with it’s own majestic lighthouse – there’s something for the whole family, including tiring out your furry friends on one of the many dog friendly beaches in the area!


Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve

Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve is home to Europe’s highest sand dune (known as the ‘Big Dipper’) and is a haven for wildlife spanning over 800 acres!

As well as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest, perched on the edge of the dunes are the remains of the 14th century fortified manor ‘Candleston Castle’ – it’s the perfect place for a day exploring!


The Royal Mint Experience

We’re just 20 minutes away from the Royal Mint, the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom’s coins being made!  Go behind the scenes on the Royal Mint Experience Tour and discover the stories behind the coins in your pocket – you can even strike your own coin!


St Fagan’s National Museum of History

We’re conveniently located just a short drive from the centre of Cardiff, and on your way in why not visit St Fagan’s National Museum of History?

Located in the grounds of a the magnificent St Fagan’s Castle and gardens, the museum is home to over 40 original buildings from different historical periods that have been re-erected and show the fascinating story of living in Wales through the ages – don’t miss out on a visit to Gwalia Stores where you can purchase some of the finest Welsh food!


McArthur Glen Shopping Mall

At McArthurGlen, savvy shoppers can discover the world’s most iconic brands at up to 70% less. Our designer outlets offer a strong mix of fashion and homeware brands for women, men and children – from the ultimate designer must-have to high-street fashion favourites.


Jump Jam Trampoline Park

A vast area of trampolines with angled walls, tumble tracks, parkour, stunt zone, cardio wall height challenge, dodgeball, battle beam into foam pit, two huge air bags, performance trampoline zone and wall running area, a UK first Fruit Ninja on trampolines, two basketball areas, trampet into air bag, two quad tramp runs into tumble air bag, a huge half pipe tumble track and 6 foot air platform into air bag. They also boast a 6 meter – four lane state of the art climbing wall with belays, we have recently installed some amazing new features… a mechanical Rodeo Bull, Inflatable Assault course, an 8 person wipe out sweeper machine and finally an all new 2 booth VR Experience which is situated in our amazing cafe that overlooks the park.


Dan Yr Ogof Caves 

Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a 17-kilometre long cave system in south Wales, about 5 miles north of Ystradgynlais and 15 miles southwest of Brecon, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is the main feature of a show cave complex, which is claimed to be the largest in the UK and is a tourist attraction in Wales. The first section of the cave system is open to the public, but the extensive cave system beyond is scheduled as a national nature reserve and is open only to bona fide cavers.

Porthcawl Beaches

There are no fewer than seven beaches in Portchawl and each offers something unique to visitors. Two, Trecco Bay and Rest Bay, are renowned blue flag beaches and this means that they can get busy especially in the height of summer.

  • Newton Beach is popular with those that enjoy windsurfing and power boating.
  • Sandy Bay is home to the Coney Fair and is the location for the annual Christmas Morning swim.
  • Seafront Beach is really only used by experienced surfers due to the difficult sea conditions but offers good views from the centre of town.
  • Rest Bay is very popular with surfers of all skill levels.
  • Pink Bay is so called because of its pink marble look. The beach is quiet, perhaps because it is largely rock rather than sand.
  • Sker Beach is very quiet because it can only be reached on foot.
  • Trecco Bay is especially large and the Trecco Bay caravan park sits directly next to it


Cardiff City Centre & Shopping Mall 

Cardiff shopping has it all: large shopping centres, high street favourites, individual stores, and a thriving indoor market. The real highlight of Cardiff’s retail scene are the Victorian and Edwardian arcades, full of independent boutiques and cafes, and worth a visit as architectural gems. 

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Our amazing location in the heart of South Wales means the Coed-Y-Mwstwr is always a hive of activity – why not take a look at what events are coming up… any excuse to come & stay!