A new Richard Burton trail has opened in the Taibach area of Port Talbot, the small Welsh town where Burton (born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925) spent his childhood and teenage years. Points of interest on the trail include his home, where he worked as a boy and where he went to school. It was at the school that his acting potential was recognized by teacher Phillip Burton, who became his mentor and guardian (and whose last name the actor took in 1943). The trail is the second commemorating Burton. The first is a three-mile interpretive trail in the tiny village of Pontrhydyfen near Port Talbot, where he was born.
Details: For trail information, go to www.visitnpt.co.uk/richardburton. For general Wales travel info, see visitwales.com.