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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!


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.

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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!


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.


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