Ystradfellte shown within Powys
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Ystradfellte comes under Aberdare for postal reasons.
Ystradfellte lies in Powys, Wales, on the Afon Mellte. The village is a popular centre for tourists, many of whom come for the hillwalking or visit the waterfalls and caves of the river. Ystradfellte is also home to a pub, The New Inn, and Croydon Caving Club.
- Porth yr Ogof - the biggest cave entrance in Wales, through which the river Mellte flows
- Little Neath River Cave
- Ogof Ffynnon Ddu - the third-longest cave in the United Kingdom
The area is considered to be part of Waterfall Country. A popular attraction near the village is the Waterfalls Walk, a generally easy walk along the Afon Mellte. The route passes two main falls on the river, Sgwd Clun-gwyn and Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn, and finishes at Sgwd yr Eira on the Afon Hepste, where the footpath passes behind the waterfall.
Ystradfellte is chiefly known in Welsh history for being the spot where the Welsh nobleman and rebel leader Llywelyn Bren surrendered at the conclusion of his revolt of 1316. Llywelyn, who gave himself up on the condition that his men be spared, was put to death in 1318 at Cardiff.
The musical act Melthair and the LoveRats based themselves in Ystradfellte during the spring of 2007, recording the album 'National Record of Desire' in Dan y Bryn cottage. The band also appeared on Bethan Elfyn's Bethan Elfyn Radio One show during this period.
- Village website
- Illustrated guide to the waterfalls
- Series of local photographs by Martin Wilmore Photography
- Photos from Swansea University Hiking Clubs Version of the Waterfalls Walk
- www.geograph.co.uk ; photos of Ystradfellte and surrounding area