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Cyfarthfa Castle

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A lovely walk

Went with my mum and had a lovely stroll around both the castle and the grounds. The history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ocoee, Florida
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A Gem

I spent an afternoon at Cyfarthfa. Set in beautiful parkland, it housed a surprising mix of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berkhamsted, Herts
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Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RE, Wales
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem and unspoilt by mass tourism although by word of mouth I can see the splash pad area opened this year be overrun by next summer. However took a toddler and a baby for a sunny day out with a...More

5  Thank welshblood
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 August 2014

My family love it here and we always visit when I come home to see my parents. The grounds are fantastic and my children love the play area. We visited three nights in a row in August. On the last evening, the park was relatively...More

6  Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with a coach party. Disabled entrance not well signposted, one of the party had to go inside via the main entrance which is up some very steps to ask where disabled entrance was. The Disabled entrance is via a cobble stoned area which is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my mum and had a lovely stroll around both the castle and the grounds. The history museum in the castle is very interesting lots of details about the glory days of the steel production in South Wales - great to see the history...More

1  Thank toriOary1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent an afternoon at Cyfarthfa. Set in beautiful parkland, it housed a surprising mix of exhibitions that gave a fascinating insight into Merthyr Tydfil social’history. I particularly enjoyed the Hoover display which included a twin tub. The cafe does a delicious cream tea and...More

1  Thank AlindaHow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very imposing iconic Welsh building. Sensational views from the outer grounds. Nice grounds to walk on with the lake and gardens. Cynon valley museum on the ground floor. Cyfarthyr family museum on 1st floor. Wonderful opulence. Must visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited several times but can’t keep away!! It’s teally a beautiful well presented lovely house. Give it a visit...you won’t be disappointed....promise

1  Thank diladywilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small entrance fee however not that much history to experience but a nice castle. Castle is set above the town of Merthyr Tydfil. In the wintertime its closed on Monday.

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure whichever car park area you enter by you are aware you can park by the house. The house and museum is worth visiting. £2 per adult. The museum doesn’t start well but picks up. Lots to read and portraits to see. There are...More

1  Thank sdc1701
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Set above Merthyr, overlooking a lake and gardens, this castle is a delightful museum and park. The displays are interesting and informative particularly about the local coal mining, iron industry and social history. There are also displays of archeology , natural history and ceramics. The...More

2  Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Had walked around the grounds and enjoyed the views and peace and quiet. The natural beauty and unspoilt paths. Nice to see the squirrels playing and the normality of the estate without it being spoilt. We popped inside for a coffee and scones. The lady...More

2  Thank beswickrj
Reviewed 9 October 2018

£2 to get into the castle and what a waste of £2 not much history, short walk around and a picture gallery. We love castles but this is one of the worst we've visited. Waste of a trip

2  Thank NikkieBayley
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30 August 2018|
Response from 2010mustang | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but would suggest you give them a call. I guess if the children are young they shouldn't object.
5 August 2018|
Response from Susiew60 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,we were there last tuesday and both were up and running,in fact i took my grandson on the train twice,not sure who enjoyed it more😃
10 May 2018|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
Pentrabach house it’s a premier Inn .