Trevithick Tunnel

Discover Trevithick Tunnel

On the 21st February 1804, Merthyr witnessed the first ever steam locomotive journey, as Richard Trevithick’s ‘Pendydarren Locomotive’ travelled down through Pentrebach and on to Abercynon.

Trevithick is largely overlooked as the creator of the World’s first steam locomotive but the site in Merthyr Tydfil is now part of a nine-mile heritage trail which passes through diverse habitats and is ideal for walking, cycling, wheelchairs or horse riding.

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What's on 2018 - Town Centre

What's on 2018 - Town Centre

Merthyr’s events and festivals

Celebrate with us as Merthyr comes alive with festivals and events celebrating the very best of our town. We are enthusiastic about sharing the things we love with you, whether it’s our local food and drink, our history…

Pop Up Chilli Fest

Pop Up Chilli Fest

Pop Up Chilli Fest

If you like it hot, this is the event for you as Merthyr hosts its annual awesome Chilli Fest. Taking place on Saturday 23rd June in Pend…

Man Engine Cymru - Cyfarthfa Park

Man Engine Cymru - Cyfarthfa Park

Tickets have today (24 January 2018) gone on sale for people eager to see ‘Man Engine Cymru’ at Cyfarthfa Park and Castle, Merthyr Tydfil this spring.

The giant mechanical puppet - the largest ever built in Britain – will arrive at the grand former h…