Twyn yr Hydd
Enjoy a gentle walk on flat ground. Ideal for beginners and families with pushchairs who want to take in the sights.
Twyn-yr-Hydd House, with its separate dressed stone rusticated piered entrance was built as a home for Emily Charlotte Talbot's agent, Edward Knox in 1882. The Evans-Bevan family of Neath stayed in the home during the 1940's whilst the empty castle became prey to vandals, thieves and decay. Sir David Evans-Bevan commissioned the landscape designer Ralph Hancock to redesign the gardens of Twyn yr Hydd which included new walls and a ha-ha.
What Can I See?
On our walk from the 19th century castle you will travel along the path towards the New Pond. Mute Swans, Coots, Moorhens, Canadian Geese, Mallard, tufted duck and pochard inhabit the lakes. You will learn about the Brickyard Plantation, the 398 deer that thrive in the park and the modern Discovery Center along your way towards Twyn yr Hydd house. The last stop before heading back will include a stop at the children play area where you can sit and admire the views of the lake.