Visit the Black Mountain Centre Tourist Information Point TODAY!

We have recently refurbished our tourist information point with funding support from Brecon Beacons National Park and Carmarthenshire County Council. We received grant funding in the amount of £10,000 from the Sustainable Development Fund and the Sustainable Community Tourism Fund. We have upgraded the reception area with bespoke units, touchscreen computers, signage and a series of wall mounted maps. We aim to provide the visitor with a wealth of information and advice, from leaflets, pocket guides, to posters, internet access, local knowledge and expertise.



CALCH is repairing some of the surviving structures at Herbert's Quarry and is developing self-guided trails around the site to encourage visitors. The project is also ivestigating the history of the lime industry to discover and celebrate its links with local communities.

For further information please visit CALCH's website:


The Brecon Beacons National Park  (

The Brecon Beacons is a beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery is both beautiful and diverse - rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.

The National Park Authority also runs an excellent programme of


Fforset Fawr Geopark

The Centre works in close partnership with the Brecon Beacons National Park and helps promote the Geopark to visitors.  There are a number of interpretive images panels within the Centre displaying the wonderful scenery and heritage of the Black Mountain and also a selection of leaflets to inform visitors of the geopark and also local walks around Brynaman and the Upper Amman Valley. 

For further information please visit


CALCH: Celebrating the Industrial Heritage of the Black Mountain

CALCH, an exciting new project which aims to showcase Herbert's Quarry and lime kilns on the north side of the Black Mountain, as a landmark of our industrial heritage.

CALCH is a joint venture by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, The Dyfed Archaeological Trust, The National Museum of Wales and The Black Mountain Centre. With the participation of local communities, CALCH will rediscover, conserve and celebrate the role of the lime industry in the development of Wales as an Industrial Nation.

For more information, please contact Menna Bell at the Dyfed Archaeological Trust at or 01558 825997.


The Black Mountain Centre Hosted The Valleys Regional Park Community Tourism Ambassador Training in April 2011

Community Tourism Ambassadors are important to the development of the Valleys as a tourism destination. The Ambassador will represent The Valleys and influence the visitor to stay and spend within our community. This training will enable the Ambassadors to become a beacon of knowledge within the community and they will be able to provide helpful, accurate and friendly advice.


Places to Visit

Things to see and do in Carmarthenshire 

National Botanical Garden of Wales National Botanic Garden of Wales

Aberglasney Gardens (Llangathen) Aberglasney House and Gardens

Carreg Cennen Castle Carreg Cennen Castle

Dinefwr Park Dinefwr Park - National Trust

National Showcaves Centre for Wales The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary


Useful Contacts

Brynaman Public Hall Cinema

Brynaman Swimming Pool

SUSTRANS Biking Trails Sustrans Cymru | Sustrans

Aman & Loughor village walks Amman

Ynys Dawela Nature Reserve




Talarbongam is an impressive, detached property within a 4 acre small holding in the village of Brynaman. With an acre of land for guests to enjoy and a footpath leading through the grounds directly on to the majestic Black Mountains and National Park.  The property has oil fired central heating and has a lounge, kitchen, dining room and shower/utility room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.  Within a short distance from Talarbongan are a number of pubs and take-aways, a cinema, outdoor swimming pool and the Black Mountain Centre with its tourist information and heritage displays.



Bed and Breakfast:                                             

Single Room £25.00       

Double Room £45.00

House Rental:

High Season - £650

Low Season  - £420

Website: Talar-holidaylet

Tel: 01269 823942



Arosfa Cottage 4 Star (Wales Tourist Board)

Sleeps 1/4 in two bedrooms, £230pw low season £360pw high season.

19 Rhosfa Road
SA18 1DF


Tel: 01269 822953

Mobile: 07757 109115


Pentwyn Farm

Mountain Road



SA18 1AN

Tregib Arms

Cwmgarw Rd



Y Stabl, Bethlehem

One of six Cennen Cottages properties in the area, Y Stabl Bethlehem is a luxury self-catering property graded 5* by Visit Wales.  Comfortably sleeping 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms, there is also ample space to eat and drink.  Situated in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park it is an ideal base from which to discover Geopark, the castles and gardens of Carmarthenshire and the industrial heritage of the Amman Valley.  Y Stabl can be hired for long and short breaks and can also be hired for celebrations and reunions.

Please contact Catrin and Tomos at for more information.

For larger groups please visit our website to see our other properties, which together can accomodate 36 people

Cennen Cottages - Luxury Accomodation in the Heart of Wales