Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most historically fascinating and beautiful regions of Wales is ideally placed between the Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff, the Welsh capital.
With a fifth of the County Borough lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Merthyr Tydfil boasts some dramatic and breathtaking scenery.
As one of the towns forming the Heads of the Valleys, Merthyr Tydfil is rich in culture, landscape and scenery. Once the Iron capital of the world, Merthyr Tydfil breathes life into its history with attractions such as Cyfarthfa Park, which is home to Cyfarthfa Castle.
For those interested in outdoor activities, there are many available from guided walks along the famous Taff Trail to Climbing Pen Y Fan, just off the A470 between Merthyr Tydfil and Brecon .