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Explore Rhondda Cynon Taf - 1 Day Itinerary

Whether it’s outdoor activities, relaxing places, inspiring views or historic treasures, Rhondda Cynon Taf has something for everyone.

Stop 1 – The Royal Mint Experience
Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s oldest manufacturing organisation. See for yourself the people and processes that put the pounds and pennies in your pockets.

Stop 2 – Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park
Continue on to the Welsh Mining Experience. Here, you can don your safety helmet, ride ‘the cage’ to ‘pit bottom’ where you will ‘live the experience’ of life as a miner. You’ll hear from your guide about the hazards and difficulties the men (and boys) endured as part of their daily work.

Stop 3 – Dare Valley Country Park
Explore some of the 500 acres of countryside that make up the Dare Valley Country Park. There are countless walks and trails to discover and fabulous views over the Cynon Valley to enjoy.

Stop 4 – Penderyn Distillery
One of Wales’ most popular tourist attractions. Discover the secrets of how Wales’ only whisky is produced. Take a tour of the production area before sampling some of the finished product in the bar.

Stop 5 – Ty Newydd Country House Hotel
Finally, it’s time to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the Ty Newydd Country House Hotel. Enjoy a meal in the acclaimed Caradog’s Restaurant or indulge in a luxurious Afternoon Tea.