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No matter what you are interested in, Merthyr Tydfil has something to suit everyone.  Lose yourself in our history or maybe find out what part your ancestors played. Why not leaf through the census returns, or copies of our parish registers and much much more at one of our libraries. 

 

You can also find out what's on offer throughout the region by visiting one of our partner websites at Visit Southern Wales and The Valleys. 

Family History

During the 19th century people flocked to the relative riches of Merthyr Tydfil. The growth of the area was phenomenal, from around 40 in 1760 to over 50,000 in 1860, and being the nursery of the...

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Church Tourism

It has been said that in Bygone days Merthyr Tydfil resembled a wild, frontier town. Yet, even at its most turbulent, Merthyr had a strong vein of religious tradition – from early Christians, includin...

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The Valleys - Heart & Soul of Wales

The Valleys are filled with stunning views, a landscape that is great for walking, biking and many other adventures. Our history creates fascinating stories to explore whilst you are always promised a...

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Visit Southern Wales

With a rich history and culture to be explored, Southern Wales is one of the best places to start your voyage of discovery.

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Valleys Regional Park

We are VRP — passionate about wellbeing, environment and community in the South Wales Valleys.

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Wales Outdoors and Wales Guided Tours

Welcome to Wales Outdoors and Wales Guided Tours, the home of the Brecon Beacons Waterfall Walk and Guided Hikes in Wales as well as sightseeing tours to Castles, Museums, Experiences and of cour...

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Family History

During the 19th century people flocked to the relative riches of Merthyr Tydfil. The growth of the area was phenomenal, from around 40 in 1760 to over 50,000 in 1860, and being the nursery of the...

Learn More

Church Tourism

It has been said that in Bygone days Merthyr Tydfil resembled a wild, frontier town. Yet, even at its most turbulent, Merthyr had a strong vein of religious tradition – from early Christians, includin...

Learn More

The Valleys - Heart & Soul of Wales

The Valleys are filled with stunning views, a landscape that is great for walking, biking and many other adventures. Our history creates fascinating stories to explore whilst you are always promised a...

Learn More

Visit Southern Wales

With a rich history and culture to be explored, Southern Wales is one of the best places to start your voyage of discovery.

Learn More

Valleys Regional Park

We are VRP — passionate about wellbeing, environment and community in the South Wales Valleys.

Learn More

Wales Outdoors and Wales Guided Tours

Welcome to Wales Outdoors and Wales Guided Tours, the home of the Brecon Beacons Waterfall Walk and Guided Hikes in Wales as well as sightseeing tours to Castles, Museums, Experiences and of cour...

Learn More
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