Things To Do

Explore Merthyr Tydfil

Are you ready to explore? There’s so much to do and enjoy in and around Merthyr Tydfil. Get a glimpse of our past,  experience an adrenaline kick like no other, take in an exhibition or show, stride out on our trails or enjoy some quiet reflection – you can do it all in Merthyr Tydfil.

Take a look at some of our suggestions for a morning, afternoon or day out and about in our town - there’s more to Merthyr than meets the eye.

Get on your bike and sample the rich and varied landscapes of the Taff Trail which runs all the way from Cardiff to Brecon.

Boogie to the sounds of a live band at The Crown Inn or visit the majestic Victorian Redhouse for an exhibition or show.

Test your prowess with a game of snooker or pool at the excellently renovated Scala Snooker Club.

Browse around one of the fabulous exhibitions at Cyfarthfa Castle, Museum & Art Gallery or drop in on one of their special events or workshops.

Follow one of our quirky fun Town Centre Trails to find out about our past and present, and the people who’ve made Merthyr famous.

Grab some popcorn and check out the latest blockbuster movie at Vue Cinema or take advantage of Superbowl UK Merthyr’s state-of-the-art bowling lanes and adrenaline-fuelled laser quest.

Visit the town for one of our fabulous line-up of festivals and events taking place throughout the summer months. You won’t be disappointed.

Step back in time at Joseph Parry's Cottage, the beautifully preserved birthplace of the composer of hymns, operas and famous love song “Myfanwy”. (Open 2pm-5pm on weekends, April to September – check before visiting)

Make a splash at Canolfan Cyfarthfa in the beautiful grounds of Cyfarthfa Park, with its Splash Pad, playground and café.

Take the family for a leisurely steam ride through some of the most beautiful local scenery at Brecon Mountain Railway, and enjoy a coffee or a meal in the friendly tearoom. 

Pop into Canolfan Soar, the town's Welsh cultural centre, with its cafe, bookshop and theatre space for a workshop or performance or a cup of coffee!

Scale the heights at the Rock UK Summit Centre with its 18 metre high climbing wall and man-made caving system. 

Take a stroll along the Trevithick Trail and follow the route of the first journey by a steam locomotive to pull a load on rails; truly the precursor of the railway age.

Experience an adrenaline rush at BikePark Wales, the mountain bike park built by riders for riders. 

Expend some energy at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, fitness suite, weights room, squash courts and so much more. 

Attractions

Attractions

Whether you wish to explore our rich culture and heritage or try out our world class activity centres, there are plenty of attractions to take in during your stay at Merthyr Tydfil.

Outdoor Adventures

If you are keen on the more extreme activities that Merthyr Tydfil has to offer you will find something to suit you! From mountain biking, cycling, kayaking, climbing, caving or parascending, there ar…
Outdoor Adventures
Gentle Activites

Gentle Activites

No matter whether you are interested in a gentle stroll around some of our tracks and trails or whether you are keen on the more extreme activities that Merthyr tydfil has to offer you will find somet…

Food & Drink

One of the things that makes Wales and the Valleys in particular so special is the wealth of home cooked food using local produce in the area. In Merthyr, you are assured to find cuisine to cater for …
Food & Drink
Shopping & Markets

Shopping & Markets

Merthyr Tydfil has much to offer the eager shopper with an excellent range of national stores and smaller independent shops and markets.

Arts & Culture

The Arts in Merthyr Tydfil will be central to community development and regeneration in the County Borough, seeking to make the arts accessible and understandable to the people of the area being both …
Arts & Culture