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…

BikePark 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 …

BikePark Wales
Rock UK Summit Centre

Rock UK Summit Centre

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 navigating the Aerial Adventure course, Summit C…

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 Cymru

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 Cymru
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
Theatr Soar

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…

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 closed …

Ynysfach Engine House
Joseph Parry's Cottage

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…

Merthyr Leisure Village

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village is 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, s…

Merthyr Leisure Village
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 Merthyr Tydfil

Trago Merthyr Tydfil is located just off the A470 (Swansea Road) and comprises of 200,000 products across 38 departments.  You'll find thousands of bargains and all under one roof!

The Piazza, located…

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 play in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and are based at their historical home of The M…

Superbowl UK Merthyr

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, a fully licensed b…

Superbowl UK Merthyr
Vertigo Trampoline Park

Vertigo Trampoline Park

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, Slam Dunk, Dodgeball, foam pit area an…

Merthyr Rugby Football Club

Merthyr RFC is one of Merthyr Tydfil’s oldest sports clubs, its first recorded game having been in 1876 at its original Plymouth Ground in Pentrebach. Its current home is at The Wern in Ynysfach, whic…

Merthyr Rugby Football Club
Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club

Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club: established in 1908, Merthyr Tydfil is a wonderful mountain top golf course consisting of some truly outstanding views from every hole. With some of the fairways set at over …

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park provides a diverse retail experience with stores offering fashion, health & beauty, electronics, home & garden, and sport & leisure products, plus a choice of resta…

Cyfarthfa Shopping Park
Garwnant Visitor Centre

Garwnant Visitor Centre

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 starting point for walking trails, mountain biking ro…

Morlais Castle Golf Club

Morlais Castle Golf Club was named after the castle built in 1270 by Gilbert de Clare. Earl of Gloucester and Lord of Glamorgan. There are remains of the castle running along the right hand side of th…

Morlais Castle Golf Club