- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Travel to Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most historically fascinating and beautiful regions of Wales is ideally placed between Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff the Welsh capital. With a fifth of the County Borough lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park Merthyr Tydfil boasts some dramatic and breathtaking scenery.
As one of the towns forming the Heads of the Valleys, Merthyr Tydfil is rich in culture, landscape and scenery. Once the Iron capital of the world, Merthyr Tydfil breathes life into its history with attractions such as Cyfarthfa Park, which is home to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Joseph Parry's Cottage and Brecon Mountain Railway to name but a few.
For those interested in the 'great outdoors' there are many activities available from guided walks along the famous Taff Trail, downhill mountain biking at BikePark Wales, to Climbing in the Rock UK Summit Centre. In our activities section you will see listings of activity providers local to the area who provide services in Merthyr Tydfil. So if you wanted to try a new activity, or would like a more supervised experience, why not have a look at whats on offer? For those who want to relax and absorb the more tranquil aspects of Merthyr Tydfil, there are numerous parks such as Parc Taf Bargoed and Taf Fechan Nature Reserve.