Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre

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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 parks, a large bus station with access across the region and a train service that runs every half an hour to and from Cardiff Central. The town centre is accessed directly via the Taff Trail and has a number of cycle stands and cycle friendly hotels.

The Town Centre has two covered shopping centres; St Tydfil Shopping Centre, which hosts a number of large national retailers and the indoor market on the first floor and Beacons Arcade which links the train station and superstore to the main high street with a host of retailers.

The town centre also has a wide selection of independent retailers at Pontmorlais, the historic area of the town centre where Redhouse and Soar theatre and arts centres are located. Independent grocers and retailers are also located at Glebeland and Victoria Street.

The Cafe Quarter at the southern end of the High Street provides a relaxed al fresco dining experience with a mixture of cafes, bars and restaurants.

New Bus Route - 

VR Travel launches Route 66, a perfect way for visitors to get around the town centre. The circular route around Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre stops at the following destinations:

  • Merthyr Tydfil Rail Station: for train connections, Tesco and town centre shopping.
  • Rhydycar Leisure Park: for leisure centre, cinema and food outlets.
  • Cyfarthfa Retail Park: out of town shopping
  • Pontmorlais: Old Pontmorlais Circus, Soar Theatre and independent shops
  • Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station (Stand 9): bus connections and town centre shopping.

The Route Operates from Monday to Saturday from 9.05 am at the Railway Station and takes 15 minutes to complete the route. The last bus leaves the Railway Station at 17.35pm.

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