Touring the area The Taff Trail is a long distance, mainly off-road cycle and foot path,in part bridleway running from the City of Cardiff waterfront (20 miles to the south of Merthyr Tydfil) along the Taff valley into Merthyr Tydfil and the awe-inspiring Brecon Beacons - one of Wales' three national parks - and terminating at the town of Brecon itself (20 miles to the north of Merthyr). Specifically designed for cyclists walkers and in part horseriders , the Trail passes from the south to the north of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough and is now part of the National Cycle Route Number 8.
Bike Park Wales
BikePark Wales is the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys, built by riders for riders. We believe in making mountain biking accessible to everyone from extreme to serene.
Brecon Mountain Railway
Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer on one of the most popular railways in Wales.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Llancaiach Fawr Manor has the advantage of a setting that shows off the best of the Caerphilly countryside. It has rolling hills, lush green grass, peace and quiet, and clear streams. Sometimes lucky visitors even catch sight of red kites cruising far above. The house itself lets people see how the locals lived in the 17th Century, although there are signs of habitation dating back far further. It was built during the turbulent and dangerous Tudor era and is partially fortified.
Big Pit: National Coal Museum
The Big Pit in Blaenavon is one of Wales' best days out. Extremely popular with kids and grown-ups alike, it allows visitors to see what coal mining in the Valleys was really like in the most effective way possible- by letting them descend 300ft down into a real mine, in the company of a former coal miner.
Explore the magnificent Millennium Stadium - one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales. Join any of our experienced tour guides and visit highlights such as the Press conference Suite, and an official ViP hospitality suite. Discover the 2012 Olympic football dressing room and experience the atmosphere before a match in the Dragon’s lair, Wales’ rugby team dressing room. hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players’ tunnel towards the hallowed turf, and lift the trophy to the skies like a sports star in the President’s Box, an area normally reserved for royalty.
St Fagans: National History Museum
An open-air museum with 40 re-erected buildings that include iron age roundhouses, farmhouses and a medieval church to show you how the people of Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. St. Fagans is very much a living museum with traditional craftsmen demonstrating in our workshops and mills and a packed programme of events.