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

Get active outdoors and indoors at Rock UK Summit Centre - home to the largest indoor climbing wall in Wales.

Whether it’s climbing in the largest indoor climbing centre in south Wales, Canoeing on th…

Rock UK Summit Centre

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

The centre offers a fantastic range of activities such as stand up paddleboarding, hiking and gorge adventures with options available for all ages and abilities.

New Camping. New Adventures. New Look.…


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

Joseph Parry's Cottage

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…


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 Leisure Village

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

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…


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…

Trago Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Town FC

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 …


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,…

Superbowl UK Merthyr

Vertigo Trampoline Park

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.


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 Rugby Football Club

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club

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 …


Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

Shop 'til You Drop at Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

For a retail therapy fix, don't miss Cyfarthfa Shopping Park. Here, you'll find a treasure trove of stores offering everything from fashion and homeware t…

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

Garwnant Visitor Centre

Garwnant Visitor Centre

A family-friendly forest on edge of Brecon Beacons.
Garwnant Visitor Centre, by Forest Holidays, sits in the heart of the beautiful Fforest Fawr, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons.

Set in Bannau Brych…


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 …

Morlais Castle Golf Club

The New Crown

The New Crown

The New Crown

Merthyr Tydfil’s Award-Winning Entertainment Venue and Restaurant.

The New Crown is part of the heart of Merthyr Tydfil offering a stylish, modern Restaurant/Bar and a Live Music venue.


The Scala

The Scala, situated at John's Street, is a historic gem that has been transformed into a cutting-edge music venue.

With its rich history, The Scala promises an intimate and enchanting setting for perf…

The Scala

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