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Attractions around Merthyr Tydfil

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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Merthyr Tydfil. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Merthyr Tydfil is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Merthyr Tydfil

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    Pen y Fan

    Hiking Highlight

    At 886 metres (2,907 ft), this summit might not be a particularly high one, but the views from the top are amazing. As the highest peak south of Snowdonia, you …

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    Corn Du

    Hiking Highlight

    Corn Du is rarely climbed for its geography alone, but as a starter peak before heading on to Pen y Fan. The climb up is a great one, though, and …

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    Cribyn

    Hiking Highlight

    At 2,608 feet (795 m), the summit of Cribyn boasts bold and dramatic views over Pen-y-Fan, looking towards the steep cliff that forms its eastern flank. When the weather is …

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    Fan y Big

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan y Big might have had its mountain status revoked in 2018 - but don't let that put you off. This is a superb peak that forms part of a …

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    Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgwd Yr Eira is the star attraction of the Brecon Beacons' much-loved 'Waterfall Country' walk. Meaning 'fall of snow' in Welsh, it tumbles over the 50 foot (15.2 metre) tall …

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    The first waterfall most hikers encounter when exploring 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons is Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn, meaning ‘upper fall of the white meadow’. Comprising two sets of falls, …

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    Beacons Way Hike to Pen-Y-Fan

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The name Pen y Fan roughly translates as Top Spot. That’s top as in highest, but there’s no doubt it’s inspiring in other ways. At the summit, walkers perch on …

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    The Gap

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Gap is a classic. Climb high into the Brecon Beacons with amazing scenery. Some steep stony steps and rocks at the top and then roll downhill towards Talybont.

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    the lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Llyn Cwm Llwch is a small lake or pool in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Powys, Wales. It is between 1 and 2 acres: much smaller than the two …

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    10

    Tommy Jones Memorial

    Hiking Highlight

    This somber spot is where Tommy Jones body was found back in 1900. He was found 29 days after he went missing, 1300 ft away from where he went missing; …

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    Walking above the clouds

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This easy col between Pen Y Fan and Corn Du is a gorgeous easy hill section no more than a few hundred meters long with minimal height gain & loss. …

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    Green Lane off the Gap

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Very overgrown at the moment.

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    Porth Yr Ogof Caves

    Hiking Highlight

    The cave entrance and nearby car park is the first stop on a walking route that can take you around the stunning waterfalls in this area. For full route details click here: komoot.com/tour/257832316

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    Pontsticill Reservoir

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Built in 1927, the Pontsticill Reservoir is a large reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park that can hold 3400 million gallons (14,460 million liters) of water. The beautiful reservoir …

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    Taff Trail - Tongwynlais to Pontypridd section

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Taff Trail (Welsh: Taith Taf) is a popular walking and cycle path that runs for 55 miles (89 km) between Cardiff Bay and Brecon in Wales. It is so …

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    16

    Fan Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan Fawr is a great lump of a hill to do. Easy access from Pontardaff lay-by on the A470. Great views over onto Pen Y Fan.

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    Blaen-y-glyn Waterfalls

    Hiking Highlight

    Stunning little descent from the car park area down past a series of falls. One or two spots that are ideal if a cold dip is your bag. However spare …

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    Crossing the moorland from Rhigos towards Aberdare is a network of gravel forest roads.

    Great in the sun, but not so good with the wind in your face, it's an …

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    Sgwd y Pannwr Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgwd y Pannwr - 'fall of the fuller' or 'fall of the woollen washer' in Welsh - is the lowermost of the three much-loved falls on the Mellte. Like something …

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    View of the Rhigos

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is the ‘classic’ way to climb Rhigos, riding north to south as it treats you to two fantastic hairpin bends that could have been plucked direct from the Alps. …

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