Southern Wales Tourism
Gateway to the Brecon Beacons

Historic town at the gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most historically fascinating and beautiful regions of Wales is ideally placed between Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff the Welsh capital.

Cyfarthfa CastleWith a fifth of the County Borough lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Merthyr Tydfil boasts some dramatic and breathtaking scenery.

As one of the towns forming the Heads of the Valleys, Merthyr Tydfil is rich in culture, landscape and scenery. Once the Iron capital of the world, Merthyr Tydfil breathes life into its history with attractions such as Cyfarthfa Park (which is home to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery), Joseph Parry's Cottage and Brecon Mountain Railway to name but a few.

You can't visit us without sampling the outdoor activities on offer here in Merthyr Tydfil! Take a leisurely walk or bike ride along the famous Taff Trail.

For the more adventurous amongst you, take part in some downhill mountain biking at UK's premier mountain biking destination, BikePark Wales, climbing at Rock UK Summit Centre, or kayaking at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer.

For those who want to relax and absorb the more tranquil aspects of Merthyr Tydfil, there are numerous parks for you explore such as Parc Taf Bargoed and Taf Fechan Nature Reserve.

Look out for some hidden gems too, including Pontygwaith Farm, a welcoming 4 ½ acre garden adjacent to the Taff Trail near Treharris.

Whatever you plan on doing, we're certain that you're stay will be an enjoyable one!

Download the group travel guide for Merthyr Tydfil here.

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Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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