Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

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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 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.

Throughout the year Cyfarthfa Park is frequently used as a destination for events ranging from large-scale concerts and firework displays to craft demonstrations, fun runs and charity events.

Within the Park the Canolfan Cyfarthfa and The Bothy Heritage Centre are the Park’s newest developments housing accessible meeting spaces and refreshment facilities. Suitable for groups, meetings, conferences and celebrations bookings can be made by contacting the Museum.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery:

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.

This grand, castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and is known for being “the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales”. In 1910 it was developed into the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery and to this day houses historic artifacts linked to Merthyr Tydfil’s past - ranging from a distinctive art collection to the world’s first steam whistle.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum offers audio tours in a number of languages and can cater for guided groups/individual tours if requested in advance. Furthermore, the facility houses a popular Tea Room with an exquisite range of homemade food and drinks available all year round.

Refreshments are available at Cyfarthfa Tea Rooms which can be found within the Castle.

Telephone: 01685 727371 or Email: museum@merthyrleisuretrust.co.uk

The Active Zone Splash Pad and Playground

The Active Zone is a real treat offering a Splash Pad and Playground for our younger visitors to enjoy.

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.

Model Railway:

The Model Railway Engineering Society and Model Railway Company’s steam train rides provide brilliant family entertainment in Cyfarthfa Park. Situated next to the beautiful Cyfarthfa Lake picturesque fun-filled trips are available throughout the year with themed rides regularly advertised. 

Golf @ Cyfarthfa Park:

The challenging Cyfarthfa Park Short hole Golf Course consists of nine par 3 holes and offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy this much-loved sport in the stunning surroundings of the park. Open between April and September, seven days a week.

 

 

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