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Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage

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4 Chapel Row, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1BN, Wales
+44 1685 723112
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Beautiful Welsh cottage

I have always admired Jospeh Parry for his wonderful song Myfanwy which I absolutely cannot listen... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Whitewater24
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Enchanting

Literally saw a sign and pulled in, having been to Merthyr many times I’m struck by little pockets... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Rowills
,
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“old days” (2 reviews)
“myfanwy” (3 reviews)
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4 Chapel Row, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1BN, Wales
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+44 1685 723112
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I have always admired Jospeh Parry for his wonderful song Myfanwy which I absolutely cannot listen to enough, always wanted to visit the cottage so I have now seen it, in a terrace row of tiny 2 up 2 down cottages, no 4 Chapel Row,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Literally saw a sign and pulled in, having been to Merthyr many times I’m struck by little pockets of history. Ideal visit for children and adults.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Dr. Joseph Parry the musician and composer was born in one of the ironworkers cottages. The cottages,built in the 1820's,housed the skilled workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks. Without giving too much away for those wishing to visit. The inside of Joseph Parry's cottage has furniture...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If our subject is born in a small cottage, by necessity the museum is going to be small, and so it is, but it's full of information and well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Take a step back in time and relive the old days with this fabulous old Welsh cottage. So quaint and lovely to see how one of our famous songwriters lived. Very enjoyable and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

To see this tiny house and realise it nurtured the great Joseph Parry - and a tune known not just in the UK but famously in the US. The remains of the large building at the end of the terrace is unexplained and the info...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

its not huge but very interesting Easy to get to but not lots of parking very close I would suggest parking on the small industrial site opposite Plenty there and its 2-5 minute walk. Chapel Row cottages have historical links to the former Cyfarthfa Ironworks...More

Thank AEL73
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit. Can only view Thursday to Saturday 2-5pm. Just off the a470. Well signposted. Nothing else there though. 3 parking spaces

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

A delightful cottage with furnishings exactly replicating the times when joseph parry was there,good to show children the times past in merthyr Tydfil

Thank lizevans21
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have tried to visit Joseph Parry's birthplace several times, but it has been closed, so we're very pleased to be able to get inside! We parked on the grass verge just outside, and spent a pleasant half hour looking at the inside of the...More

Thank Millie024
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