Things to do in Merthyr Tydfil

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  • jason e
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Cyfartha Castle Museum with my family, and i felt I should leave a review of our experience today.

    We arrived to find ample parking and we decided to go and explore the museum first. access was a little tricky as we had a pram but not impossible so nothing to grumble about.

    Upon entering we were greeted by two really lovely staff who were very helpful, and welcoming, they even looked after our daughters pram whilst we explored the museum!

    They provided my children with a really cool lego hunt which was brilliant, and they were excited to try and find the various fugures hidden in the exhibit rooms.

    The museum was brilliant, packed with loads to see, and had some excellent interactive pieces that my children really enjoyed.

    As we moved through the museum it was fascinating to learn more about the sites heritage and to see all of the fabulous antiquities on display.

    The artwork on display was amazing too, and was really interesting. Being a big fan of art i enjoyed the progression towards more modern pieces as you progress through, and the artwork of the moners in the main entrance room were brilliant.

    There was an impressive array of Egyptian artifacts on display, along with some brilliant busts, and chinese/japanese items as well.

    For £2.50 entry for me and the same for my partner ( £5.00 in total) it was exceptional value for money, and my children thouroughly enjoyed it! wWe didnt even realise that there was an entire other section but when we return we will definitely explore that area hopefully!

    The tearoom was excellent as well with super friendly staff who went above and beyond to make sure our visit was excellent and even gave us some bread so we could go and feed the ducks 😀

    My children had lunch and they all really enjoyed the food, and LOVED the milkshakes! 10/10 all round for everyone we met, they are assets who should be cherised.

    Next we decided to pop down to the miniature train ride which was open and we were again greeted by excellent staff who again made sure our visit was brilliant, they even let our kids have thier photos be taken in the train seat which they absolutely loved!

    For the £2 per person we paid for the train ride it was wwll worth it and so much fun.

    To close off our visit we went to go feed the ducks and take a walk around the lake before heading back to the car. Along the way we saw so many different paths and different things we could do for next time we visit.

    Such a beautifully maintained park and grounds we will most definitely be back again to further explore and create more wonderful memories.

    Many thanks to all the staff, you are amazing!
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Naomi P
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit to garwnant today. Beautiful views, perfect for little legs and well-kept paths. Only disappointment was paying £24 for two small pizzas. Advertised as 12inch...12 inches long perhaps (debatable!) but rectangular so barely 6 inches wide. You'd get two pizzas twice the size for that price in most other establishments. Will pack a picnic next time!
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Davies_Family_1
    Caerphilly, UK55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the venue for the first time to see a band. Super impressed with the venue. Great for a concert but also a fabulous building. What really made it a special visit was the staff. On the door, at the bar, in the hall, everyone was nice and it just makes a happy and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to all involved. Will definitely keep a lookout for future events.
    Written 20 May 2023
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  • silversurfer9
    south wales9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to walk around for you and your dog. Very peaceful and tranquil, great wildlife and a great place for a picnic.
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • Whitewater24
    Swansea, UK56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, the gentleman who was a guide inside was very helpful, it was well set out, you cannot access the upstairs via the original stairs as they the steps are so small and steep, you get upstairs via the office at the back and up the stairs that way, I did think they could have had his song Myfanwy vaguely playing in the back ground for effect but that is just me free to gain entry well worth a visit
    Written 8 May 2018
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  • Cass B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place, even in the wet. Probably the 10th time i've been and it never dissapoints. Can't wait for the A470 line to re-open after the re-vamp. Apparently due to open end of April. Big shout-out to Phil (Phillip?), 1 of the uplift drivers. Super friendly and chatty on the way up and stood out from all the others. This guy deserves a pay-rise!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand2,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing viaduct that was so well constructed that it will last a thousand years. Why the railway was closed is very questionable. It is hard to get a good view of the viaduct from a distance and some better information boards would be very useful.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • JK
    Norwich, UK25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little walk of you explore the area too - good views.

    We visited today as this was near by and wanted somewhere to visit for a short time in the afternoon.

    We actually parked at the Molais Castel Golf Club, and went in to ask if they didn’t mind us parking there and visiting the Castle. We parked at the back / top of the car park (recommend back right as to left near the first hole Tee Box).

    This is the closest place to be able to get to the castle area. You will need to leave over the first hole and take the cart track, walk right past the next green and then up a little track again, as you come out be mindful as this is a fairway (currently playing right to left as you come out this way) as a golfer I would expect this area to be the landing zone off the Tee so be careful when crossing. Obviously don’t cross over whilst anyone is on the Tee box it may look far but and reasonable golfer will hit to this zone. On the other side you’ll see the castle mound, you can cross over a style there on the other side of the golf fairway.

    The cartel area itself, there isn’t really a castle left. Just lots of rocks amongst the bedrock mound. The area is pretty large though and you can walk right round it and on the other side there are some great views. There were free roaming cattle and horses in this area too.

    Be mindful that the are is rocky and loose gravel.

    To get to the crypt (small room underground) as you cross the style to get to the castle area you need to go straight up to the mound in front of you. There are a couple routes up, if your not too steady on the slopes go left and around slightly as this may be easier for you. When your on the top of that first mound, it has a concrete base, your then standing on top of the crypt, and of you look over you’ll see a pathway down to the doorway.
    Written 23 August 2022
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  • Victoria Campbell
    Southend-on-Sea, UK375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this on a number of occasions during our stay at Parkwoods Outdoors- whether it was driving over the bridge to get in and out of the campsite (which is pretty spectacular) or when walking to the local pub!
    The water levels were pretty low which meant there were widespread mud flats whilst we were there. There was some water- and some people were seen swimming in it- although there are signs to say this is not allowed. As with other reviews, the lack of rainfall meant the plug hole was dry (as was a lot of the reservoir)
    It was quite clean however- hardly any litter.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • anthony d
    Swansea, UK266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    my wife and i parked about a mile or so from the storey arms on the A470 heading north to Brecon in a layby on lefthand side, ( Graig Cerrig Gleisiad National Nature Reserve ) parking is free and not as busy as the road by the Storey Arms.
    you go the gate and head up hill and you come to a wall, in front you see the Craig Cerrig Gleisiad cliffs, you can either go left up a steep climb to the top, or go to the right up a more gentle trail, keep on the trail and it will lead to a gate, from the gate go left up the hill and you will come to another gate go through the gate and continue up the hill and you will come to the top and you will be over looking the cliffs and valley below, you will come to a gate on your left which you can go through which will take you back to car parking, or you can continue onwards and come to another gate and up the hill and onto the top of Fan Frynych and onto Rhos Dringarth from there you need to head towards the A470 road and the Storey Arms, there are paths heading that way, when you reach the main road A470 at the Storey Arms go across and head down the Taff Trail which is a very old roadway keep going down and you will go through a gate and then come to a signpost and you need to go left down towards the stream and over a bridge and up the hill heading for the A470 road and you come to a style to the main road, from there you need to cross the road and the car park layby on your right, the long walk is about 6.25 miles and takes about 3 hours. A great quiet walk in the wilds.
    Written 23 April 2017
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  • Adrian 53
    Swansea, UK235 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor counter service from shart lady, called in for a breakfast before shopping, wanted to select my choice of food but was told by the short dinner last in a terse tone that I couldn't chop and change items
    Written 31 March 2023
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  • MasBelle
    London, UK111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fairly flat walk for the less fit. You can choose the length of walk from here. Take an easy stroll to the old reservoirs or walk much further and/or higher.
    Written 3 December 2022
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