We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Society Golf day

Our usual Monthly golf trip finding different places to play.. and what a little gem. Perched upon... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Shirley B
,
Llanelli, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth the effort

There's not a great deal of the castle left, but what is there is worth the walk, across the first... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
KevinSadler2364
,
Leicester, United Kingdom
Read all 11 reviews
11
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“iron gate”(2 reviews)
“ruins”(3 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nov
Dec
Jan
Contact
Pontsarn Cl, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2TR, Wales
Reviews (11)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
4
4
2
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
4
4
2
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews iron gate worth the effort ruins crypt moat history
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Our usual Monthly golf trip finding different places to play.. and what a little gem. Perched upon the hills above Merthyr this place is a nice test of golf.. Staff were very accommodating, welcoming and friendly. Although we played during this long spell of hot,...More

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went to Morlais golf club for a birthday meal with 31 family member's, service was outstanding everyone got served the same time with many different meal options. The beef dinner was the best I've had, there were lots of choice on the menu with something...More

Thank jodannawang1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

There's not a great deal of the castle left, but what is there is worth the walk, across the first fairway of the golf course. There's a bit of history here, so for me it means it is worthwhile making the effort.

1  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 22 September 2017

As a castle not much remains just one room believed to be part of the main keep although the mound that formed the castle is visible above Merthyr Tydfil from miles around. Therefore it is not surprising that the attraction from the castle itself is...More

1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was the first time for me to visit this ruin in ovwer 40 years. The crypt is still intact but sadly the crypts iron gate is no longer at the bottom of the steps to the entrance. The well and moat have noticeably filled...More

1  Thank dougwill54
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Splendid walking area withexcellent views of the Taff Vechan valley, and very close to the Pontsarn Viaduct and Taff trail; the area is not really suitable for unacompanied children, as there are unguarded Cliffs, also the castle remains are poorly maintained!

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 January 2017

An enjoyable place to take a walk, abseil down the ruins and spend time looking at the wonderful views

2  Thank sandraftf
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was my playground as a kid, hasn't changed much, except the only thing left is the crypt which is now secured with iron gate due to idiotic vandals etc, set adjacent to the Morlais Golf course and has great views over the valley and...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 1 November 2016

the castle is a ruin >It has archaeological interest , but not a place if you think you will see a castle

Thank AEL73
Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is no simple way to get to this ruins. It is set in the middle of a golf course and not doable for anyone with walking difficulties. The walk there (about 600 yards from the Golf club car park) is simple enough but then...More

1  Thank G_EvansWales
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Bessemer Hotel
166 reviews
1.51 miles away
Tregenna Hotel
131 reviews
1.75 miles away
Castle Hotel
223 reviews
1.97 miles away
Travelodge Merthyr Tydfil
403 reviews
2.61 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 86 nearby restaurants
Red Cow Inn
286 reviews
1.26 miles away
Stables View
236 reviews
1.61 miles away
Lady Charlotte Restaurant
30 reviews
1.47 miles away
Aberglais Inn
349 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
Bike Park Wales
382 reviews
3.63 miles away
Cyfarthfa Castle
343 reviews
1.79 miles away
Parc Bryn Bach
169 reviews
4.76 miles away
Brecon Mountain Railway
771 reviews
.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Morlais Castle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines