Cyfarthfa Iron & Steelworks

Discover Cyfarthfa Iron & Steelworks

The Cyfarthfa Works were, for a generation at the beginning of the 19th century, the largest ironwork in the world and the source of great wealth to its owners, the Crawshays.

The impressive remains that can still be seen are of six massive blast furnaces and the huge arch which bridged the gap in the bank between them – it is sobering though to consider that these are just a small part of the works that occupied this site.

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Rock UK Summit Centre wins best activity provider!

Rock UK Summit Centre wins best activity provider!

Rock UK’s Summit Centre has won the southeast Wales tourism awards ‘Best Regional Activity Provider’. The former coal mine has been turned into a unique destination with over 20 different instructed adventure activities, indoor climbing centre, café,…

Interactive map pinpoints all Merthyr’s visitor attractions

Interactive map pinpoints all Merthyr’s visitor attractions

Visitors to Merthyr Tydfil who want to become more familiar with the county borough will be able to pinpoint exactly where they need to go through a new interactive website map.

The Visit Merthyr Location Finder put together by County Borough Council…

Merthyr Tydfil £100m tourism success story continuing apace

Merthyr Tydfil £100m tourism success story continuing apace

Merthyr Tydfil’s tourism success story is continuing apace, with the sector having a £100m economic impact locally in 2018 – an increase of almost £30m from the previous year.

The 35.4% rise was due to a 41% increase in the number of annual visitors …