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

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 T…

Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery

Merthyr Tydfil - once the Iron capital of the world!

Commissioned and built in 1824-25, Cyfarthfa Castle was constructed for ‘The Ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, who was one of the most influential m…

Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery
BikePark Wales

BikePark Wales

BikePark Wales is the UK’s biggest purpose-built mountain biking resort. 

The concept is simple, picture a ski resort, remove the snow and replace the pistes with an array of sweeping bike trails mean…

Rock UK Summit Centre

The largest indoor climbing wall in Wales.

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 navig…

Rock UK Summit Centre
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

New Camping. New Adventures. New Look. 

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 …

Brecon Mountain Railway

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

Our great little train takes you on a journey that follows in the steps of its forebearers. It meanders through the valley on par…

Brecon Mountain Railway
Redhouse Cymru

Redhouse Cymru

The beating heart of 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…

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre's got everything from independent retailers, markets, cafes, restaurants and night life.

It has two modern, semi-covered pedestrianised shopping centres. St Tydfil Shopping …

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre
Parc Taf Bargoed

Parc Taf Bargoed

A hidden gem with panoramic views and natural beauty.

This Green Flag park offers visitors access to an area of exquisite beauty and spectacular views which have been shaped by the areas industrial pa…

Theatr Soar

Theatr Soar is the Welsh-speaking heart of Merthyr Tydfil’s Town Centre. 

A warm welcome awaits you, whether you want to visit Canolfan Soar’s caffi, buy a book from the siop llyfrau’r Enfys, join on…

Theatr Soar
Ynysfach Engine House

Ynysfach Engine House

Merthyr Tydfil's heritage story.

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 Iron…

Joseph Parry's Cottage

Myfanwy - one of Wales’ most famous songs.

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…

Joseph Parry's Cottage
Merthyr Leisure Village

Merthyr Leisure Village

The premier location for recreation in the South Wales valleys.

Developed over 100,000 sq ft, the site offers the best in contemporary sport and leisure facilities, seven days a week. It's convenientl…

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

Merthyr Tydfil's flagship facility.

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 an…

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
Trago Merthyr Tydfil

Trago Merthyr Tydfil

More than just shopping - a day out for all the family.

You'll find thousands of bargains and all under one roof! Trago Merthyr Tydfil is located just off the A470 (Swansea Road) and comprises…

Merthyr Town FC

Merthyr Town FC is South Wales' Premier Non-League team.

A 100% fan-owned Community Club. The club plays in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and is based at their historical home of The …

Merthyr Town FC
Superbowl UK Merthyr

Superbowl UK Merthyr

Indoor Family Fun!

Superbowl UK Merthyr is an all-round family entertainment centre. It has 14 fantastic bowling lanes, Crazy Club - a children's soft play area, 12 hole putters adventure golf course,…

Vertigo Trampoline Park

The largest trampoline park in Wales!

Vertigo Trampoline Park is the biggest in Wales, offering more than 40,000 sq ft of free bounce and endless activities via connected and competitive trampolines.

Vertigo Trampoline Park
Merthyr Rugby Football Club

Merthyr Rugby Football Club

One of Merthyr Tydfil's oldest sports clubs.

Merthyr RFC's first recorded game was in 1876 and was played at the Plymouth Ground at Pentrebach, known as Merthyr Alexandra.

Merthyr RFC is a member of t…

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club

A wonderful Welsh mountain top course with some truly outstanding views from every hole.

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club was established in 1908, and today offers an 18 hole challenging course with stunning …

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club
Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

Our stores offer everything you need to create the perfect living environment.

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park provides a diverse retail experience with stores offering fashion, health & beauty, electroni…

Garwnant Visitor Centre

A family-friendly forest on edge of Brecon Beacons.

Situated just off the A470, five miles north of Merthyr Tydfil, Garwnant Visitor Centre sits in the heart of the beautiful Fforest Fawr and is the s…

Garwnant Visitor Centre
Morlais Castle Golf Club

Morlais Castle Golf Club

A challenging moorland golf course set in the surroundings of the foothills of the Brecon Beacons with some magnificent scenic views.

Morlais Castle Golf Club was named after the castle built in 1270 …