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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Rose & Crown


Orion Class

The site is located above the Pontypridd area and has fantastic panorama of the South Wales Valleys extending to the Severn Estuary.

Directions - The pub can be accessed from numerous directions but the most accessible is from the A470 at Upper Boat and following Heol Y Bwnsi road past Griffin Mill garage for about 1/2 mile before taking a left turn onto Ffynnonbwla Road (3 miles) and then proceeding onto Eglwsilan Road until the pub comes into view.

Safety Note - The site is extremely dark and is situated next to the pub. Some light from the pub illuminates the car park which is an even surface.

Wheel Chair Users - The site is suitable for wheel chair users.


  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)