Local Attractions

This is a beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse - rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.

Dolygaer Activity Centre

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. The centre offers a fantastic range of activities such as sailing, hiking and gorge adventures with options available for all ages and abilities.

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BikePark Wales Mountain Bike Trails

Bike Park Wales is the biggest MTB development in the UK, arguably the most eagerly awaited gravity park ever. It will offer graded trails to suit all abilities along with an uplift service to take the strain out of those tired legs allowing the rider to concentrate fully on the enjoyment of going down the perfect trails designed by none other than Rowan Sorrell, trail design legend.

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Pontsicill Reservoir

Pontsticill Reservoir or Taf Fechan Reservoir is a large reservoir on the Taf Fechan lying partly in the county of Powys and partly within the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. It lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Waterfall Country

Nowhere else in Wales is there such a richness and diversity of waterfalls within such a small area as can be found in the Vale of Neath. This abundance has led to the region becoming known as 'Waterfall Country'.

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National Showcaves Centre For Wales

A century after they were discovered on August 21, 1912, they are now known as the National Showcaves Centre For Wales and are are among Wales’ best known visitor attractions welcoming over 70,000 tourists a year.

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