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There is so much do see and do in the Brecon Beacons, we have a wide variety of attractions for all ages.  We've got natural caves and stunning landscapes, gardens, waterways, castles, museums and old industrial mines showing off our cultural heritage. There are places to visit where you can encounter animals at adventure farms and stroll around country parks indulge in great local produce.

People have lived and worked in the Brecon Beacons for nearly 8000 years. With each passing century, different communities have left their mark on the landscape. Together, our monuments, settlements, churches, castles, canals, industrial sites and museums speak of times gone by.


Whether you wish to explore our rich culture and heritage or try out our world class activity centres, there are plenty of attractions to take in during your stay at Merthyr Tydfil.

Visit Merthyr Tydfil and walk our famous valleys and hills, discover unique days out at Cyfarthfa Park & Castle, Redhouse or Theatre Soar or simply relax and sample some of the award winning food at our many restaurants and cafes. From the thrill seeker to the serial shopper - there's something for everyone in Merthyr Tydfil.


We are looking forward to seeing you in the Welsh capital, you can feel our thriving city come to live as we enter the Spring season.

The city is bustling with exciting new events and attractions suitable for all ages and budgets. Discover everything to see & do, from touring a gothic fantasy castle to zipping around a rafting course at an exhilarating speed at Cardiff International White Water.


Staying at Hillside opens up a plethora of activities and things to do. Your stay with us will be an absolute delight as there are so many Places of Interest in and around Merthyr Tydfil.

We have many attractions on the doorstep which you may not be aware of. Spending a weekend exploring will have you hooked and we hope you will agree that its worth a longer visit!

As well the many great attractions nearby, each year the area is host to popular festivals and shows, such as the Merthyr Rising,
Brecon County Show, Brecon Jazz, Hay Festival, Green Man Festival, Royal Welsh Show, and lots more to see and do!


The line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964.

Travel from our Main Station at Pant in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage Steam Locomotive.

The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line. At our main station in Pant you can visit our Licensed Tearooms for refreshments, gifts and souvenirs are available from our Shop. You can also visit our Workshop where the Steam Locomotives and Carriages are repaired.


No matter what you are interested in, Merthyr Tydfil has something to suit everyone.

Lose yourself in our history or maybe find out what part your ancestors played. Why not leaf through the census returns, or copies of our parish registers and much much more at one of our libraries.

You can also find out what's on offer throughout the region by visiting one of our partner websites at Visit Southern Wales and The Valleys.


A home for mountain bikers from novice to professional, BikePark Wales has the UK's greatest and most diverse selection of all-weather mountain bike trails. With a vehicular uplift service to transport you to the top of the trails, bike and equipment hire, coaching, guiding and a lovely on site café we have everything you need for an incredible day on the mountain.  Our new "Ticket to Ride" package is perfect for those who wish to try gravity mountain biking for the first time and for those with years of experience we have trails to test the very best riders in the world.     


With miles and miles of stunning scenic tracks, canal towpaths and historic trails that suit all abilities and ages Merthyr Tydfil is the perfect destination if you love the great outdoors.

There's a series of trails running right through the county borough that encapsulates the area's history complemented by the natural beauty. So if you want to take time to stop at one of our amazing adventure attractions, learn about our history, shop, eat, sleep or just take a moment to savour the breathtaking scenery. Merthyr has it all!


Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.

Phoenix is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside. The Tower Coaster is the only of its kind in Europe, boasting a side-by-side kart, making it possible for two people to ride at once.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities and refreshments at Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check-in, kit-up, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the wonderfully restored Colliery site, where old meets new.

One of the things that makes Wales and the Valleys in particular so special is the wealth of home-cooked food using local produce in the area.

In Merthyr, you are assured to find cuisine to cater for every taste and budget.

We all love to try out the local eateries and food shops when we’re visiting a town, not to mention enjoying a relaxing break in a cafe or a quiet drink in the evening. Merthyr’s food and drink offer is a celebration of its people and reflects not only our Welshness but also the influence of generations of families who’ve come from across the world to work in Merthyr and have made the town their home.


Brecon, or Aberhonddu as it is known in Welsh is an historic market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Ancient Britons, Romans and Normans have each left their mark on Brecon.

Brecon has a wide range of independent retailers as well as high street stores offering you a comprehensive shopping experience!

There's a thriving creative community in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park, making this a superb region to shop for handmade gifts or art inspired by the countryside.


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