Trevithick Tunnel

Discover Trevithick Tunnel

On the 21st February 1804, Merthyr witnessed the first ever steam locomotive journey, as Richard Trevithick’s ‘Pendydarren Locomotive’ travelled down through Pentrebach and on to Abercynon.

Trevithick is largely overlooked as the creator of the World’s first steam locomotive but the site in Merthyr Tydfil is now part of a nine-mile heritage trail which passes through diverse habitats and is ideal for walking, cycling, wheelchairs or horse riding.

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  • Trevithick Tunnel
  • Trevithick Tunnel
  • Trevithick Tunnel
  • Trevithick Tunnel

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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 …

Official Visitor Guide 2020

Official Visitor Guide 2020

Our new 2020 Visitors Guide is here!

We’ve got everything from world class adventures to breath-taking landscapes waiting to be discovered.  

Pick it up locally or download from this website.