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BikePark Wales

Merthyr Tydfil

The concept is simple, picture a ski resort, remove the snow and replace the pistes with an array of sweeping flowy bike trails meandering to the bottom of the mountain and you are close. Add a bunch of adrenaline and big sprinkle of fun and you are pretty much there. Bike Park Wales is an exhilarating way to spend your day in the Welsh mountains.

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Rock UK Summit Centre

Merthyr Tydfil

Whether it’s climbing in the largest indoor climbing centre in south Wales, Canoeing on the Taff Bargoed lakes, exploring the man-made caving system or navigating the Aerial Adventure course, Summit Centre has something for all the family!

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Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

Merthyr Tydfil

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil centre. The centre offers a fantastic range of activities delivered by specialist instructors.  Such activities include sailing, gorge adventure, canoeing, kayaking, raft building, rock climbing, caving, orienteering and more with options available for all ages and abilities.

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Cyfarthfa Castle

Merthyr Tydfil

The Grade II* registered Cyfarthfa Park is one of the most frequently visited free tourist attractions in Wales.

Covering 65 hectares it occupies a prominent position overlooking the town of Merthyr Tydfil and the historic site of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks. The Park also provides a beautiful backdrop to the Grade I listed Cyfarthfa Castle, former home to the illustrious Crawshay family, and is recognised as being the best example of a 19th-century Ironmaster’s residence to have survived in South Wales.

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Merthyr Tydfil

Commissioned and built in 1824-25, Cyfarthfa Castle was constructed for ‘The Ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, who was one of the most influential men in Wales at the time. It is now home to a popular Museum and Art Gallery which is open to the public throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy a yearly programme of walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions or explore the Museum which is a testament to the spirit of the working man, Merthyr's spirit and the story which makes Merthyr so important in history for Wales and Britain as a whole.

 

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Cyfarthfa Park

Merthyr Tydfil

The Active Zone Splash Pad and Playground

This modern ‘Splash Pad’ is a state-of-the-art interactive play facility within the Park which is sure to provide hours of fun for the family. Ideally situated within sight of the Canolfan Cyfarthfa’s café, the ‘Splash Pad’ promotes safe water play for children of all ages and abilities- seasonal opening times do apply. The adjoining Playground offers year round fun and includes swings, climbing frames and slides.

 

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Brecon Mountain Railway

Merthyr Tydfil

The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of “The Great Little Trains of Wales”.   

Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons - on one of the most popular railways in Wales.

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Redhouse Cymru

Merthyr Tydfil

REDHOUSE is an arts and creative industries centre situated in the Old Town Hall — a magnificent Grade II* listed building — in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil.

Home to a busy programme of performances, events and activities Redhouse also offers a range of unique spaces and rooms for hire including the beautiful Plymouth Courtyard with glass roof, the Dowlais Theatre and our unique exhibition space- Y Galeri Faenor

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Joseph Parry's Cottage

Merthyr Tydfil

Number 4 Chapel Row is the birthplace of Dr Joseph Parry, one of Wales’ best known musicians and composers, who achieved fame through his hymns and operas as well as his most famous song “Myfanwy”. The cottage has been beautifully preserved and is a treat for visitors who would like to experience a traditional home of a 19th Century Ironworker.

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