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.

Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

Cyfarthfa Park:

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 t…

Bike Park Wales

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 …

Bike Park Wales
Rock UK

Rock UK

Rock UK Summit Centre is an outdoor adventure centre currently undergoing a £4M redevelopment. By summer 2018, it will offer up to 100 bed en-suite accommodation, meeting rooms, gym and fitness centre…

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

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 delivere…

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway

The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of “The Great Little Trains of Wales”.  So take a journey following part of the route of the original Brecon to Merthyr railway.

What is it?

Heritage Narrow Gauge St…

Redhouse

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, e…

Redhouse
Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre offers a wide range of retailers, markets, cafes and restaurants.

The town centre is easily accessible via foot, bicycle, public transport and car. There are several car par…

Parc Taf Bargoed

Situated in the beautiful Taff Bargoed Valley, Parc Taf Bargoed is deemed by many as being the hidden gem of Merthyr Tydfil with its panoramic views and natural beauty. The park, formerly the site of …

Parc Taf Bargoed
Leisure Village

Leisure Village

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village is the premier location for recreation in the South Wales Valleys. Developed over a

100,000 sq ft the site offers the best in contemporary sport and leisure facilities, …

Theatr Soar

Canolfan and Theatr Soar is a cultural centre at the heart of Merthyr Tydfil’s Town Centre.  This is the place to go if you want to use your Welsh or experience and hear the Welsh language being spoke…

Theatr Soar
Ynysfach Engine House

Ynysfach Engine House

The Ynysfach Engine House was built in 1836 for the adjacent Ynysfach Ironworks.  They were owned by the Crawshay family - who also owned the world famous Cyfarthfa Ironworks.

The Ynysfach works close…

Joseph Parry's Cottage

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”. Th…

Joseph Parry's Cottage
Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

Merthyr Leisure offers a wealth of sporting and leisure activities for the whole family from its flagship facility at the Merthyr Leisure Village and its Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Centre 

Visit us to e…

Trago

Trago are a family-run, independent discount retailer in the South West. They opened their first store, in Cornwall, in the mid-1960s and now have 3 stores in the South West and 1 in Wales. They have …

Trago