The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the South and the Market Town of Brecon in the North. 55 miles (88km) in length, it passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil and through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes of those towns and the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons.
One Of The Most Popular Railways In Wales
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.
Spectacular views across the Brecon Beacons National Park, the course is one of two halves. The first nine holes are built around the old quarry while the back nine are set on rolling moorland. A modern clubhouse and indoor practice area coupled with the warmest of welcomes completes the Morlais experience.
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Old Merthyr Tydfil.com is a website dedicated to the photographic history of Merthyr Tydfil. Old Merthyr Tydfil is run by Alan George & Lloyd Rees.
The Trevithick Society is one of the oldest industrial preservation societies in the UK, having been founded in 1935 to save the Levant beam winding engine from being scrapped. The Society is based in Cornwall but has interests in Cornish industry wherever it may be.
The Imperial Hotel is situated perfectly within Merthyr Tydfil and the nearby Brecon Beacons to provide you with an unrivaled opportunity to view not just the historical elements of Merthyr Tydfil's history but also to visit one of the most beautiful national parks in the United Kingdom
On the left hand side is a selection of venues, pursuits and areas that we think you might be interested in.
Always feel free to ask us anything about the local area - even if you require a packed lunch for your journey.
Merthyr Tydfil and its surrounding area has a wealth of industrial heritage to see, it was once regarded as the engine of the industrial revolution due to the abundance of coal and iron.
Richard Trevithick built the first working steam train engine in Merthyr Tydfil. The phrase "Made in Dowlais" can still be found on steam engines operating in the world today.
Merthyr Tydfil can claim to many notable individuals - Laura Ashley - fashion designer and business woman - born in Dowlais. Julien Macdonald - fashion designer and two world boxing champions are but a few Merthyr people who have made an impression in the wider world in recent years.