Places to visit
Take a stroll along the Trevithick Trail and follow the route of the first journey by a steam locomotive to pull a load on rails; truly the precursor of the railway age.
Browse around one of the fabulous exhibitions at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery or drop in on one of their special events or workshops.
Grab some popcorn and check out the latest blockbuster movie at Vue Cinema.
Step back in time at Joseph Parry’s Cottage, the beautifully preserved birthplace of the composer of hymns and operas not to mention the famous love song “Myfanwy”.
Make a splash at Canolfan Cyfarthfa in the beautiful grounds of Cyfarthfa Park, with its state-of-the-art Splash Pad, playground and café.
Shop till you drop at the town centre’s host of chain stores and independent retailers or browse around our traditional markets.
Take the family for a leisurely steam ride through some of the most beautiful local scenery at Brecon Mountain Railway, and enjoy a coffee or a meal in the friendly tearoom.
Relax and be pampered at one of our many health and beauty salons in the town centre.
Pop into Canolfan Soar, the town's Welsh cultural centre, with its cafe, bookshop and theatre space for a workshop or performance or a cup of coffee!
Get on your bike and sample the rich and varied landscapes of the Taff Trail which runs all the way from Cardiff to Brecon.
Expend some energy at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, fitness suite, weights room, squash courts and so much more.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Parc Taf Bargoed or take part in the range of leisure opportunities available including fishing, horse-riding, canoeing and skateboarding.
Get out and about with your friends and enjoy one or more of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in the town centre.
Scale the heights at the Rock UK Summit Centre with its 18 metre high climbing wall and man-made caving system.
Experience an adrenalin rush at BikePark Wales, the mountain bike park built by riders for riders.
Explore over 400 acres of beautiful woodland at Garwnant Woodland Centre with its tranquil nature trails, thrilling kids' mountain bike course and restaurant serving fresh local produce.