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Explore Merthyr Tydfil - 1 Day Itinerary

Whether you prefer a leisurely steam ride along some of the most beautiful scenery, a visit to the stunning 19th century Cyfarthfa Castle or simply enjoying the great outdoors, we’ve got it all covered with this one day itinerary.

Stop 1 – Cyfarthfa Park & Museum, Merthyr Tydfil
Imposing 1824 ironmaster’s castle housing a museum with a collection of fine art and social history items.

Stop 2 – Brecon Mountain Railway, Merthyr Tydfil
Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Doly-Gaer on one of the most popular railways in Wales.

Stop 3 – Redhouse Cymru
The former Town Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed building at the heart of the town. Now known as the Redhouse Cymru, it’s a centre for the arts and offers a comprehensive programme of shows and events.

Stop 4 – Trago Merthyr Tydfil
Trago Merthyr Tydfil is located just off the A470 and comprises of 200,000 products across 38 departments. The Piazza, located outside the entrance to the store, is also home to several independent retail and food outlets. Take your pick from traditional Cornish Pasties or Welsh Cakes, home-made cakes, sandwiches... and many more.

Stop 5 – Parc Taf Bargoed
Situated in the Taf Bargoed Valley, the former colliery site has been regenerated as a haven for wildlife and a centre for community activities.