Gelligaer Common

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Despite at first glance appearing deserted there is more to Gelligaer than meets the eye – its complex history of fact and legend has left interesting Roman and Medieval remains. Among its gems are the interesting Roman and Medieval remains, a megalithic burial mound at Carn Bugail, the Cen Gelligaer Stone and the remnants of Capel Gwladys, the mother of Tydfil the Martyr from which Merthyr Tydfil gets its name.

  • Gelligaer Common
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Treasuring our Trails - Taff Trail

Treasuring our Trails - Taff Trail

Record numbers of residents seek solace in Merthyr Tydfil’s ‘treasured Trail’

Huge numbers of Merthyr Tydfil residents have taken solace in the open spaces of the Taff Trail during the pandemic, with a more than 90% increase i…

Cyfarthfa Plan will reveal world importance

Cyfarthfa Plan will reveal world importance

 

Cyfarthfa Plan will reveal world importance
of crucible of industrial revolution
and work in harmony with nature

Plans to transform Merthyr Tydfil’s Cyfarthfa Castle into an international quality museum set in an expanded 100-hectare public park, cou…

UK’s Longest Beginner Mountain Bike Trail Opens in Wales

UK’s Longest Beginner Mountain Bike Trail Opens in Wales

A stunning new five-kilometre-long beginners’ downhill mountain bike trail in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons welcomed riders on Friday, 13th November.

 Ideal for competent bike riders looking for excitement, BikePark Wales’ green Kermit trail de…