"Merthyr Tydfil" Merthyr Tydfil by uglyscot

Merthyr Tydfil Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 49 photos

The surroundings

Merthyr Tydfil lies in the Rhondda Valley overlooked by the Brecon Beacons.In winter the hills are covered in snow, but in summer it is a pleasant drive from Cardiff.

From the road the most noticeable feature is the viaduct spanning the river.

The Brecon Beacons are to the west of the valley, but on the east, what seem to be be hills too, are often the slag heaps, the remains from the coal mining that was the life, and often death, of the valley. Nowadays vegetation covers much of the slag, but in places the black shows through.
As well as coal, Merthyr Tydfil was home to the iron industry.

I couldn't help noticing this church with its sqat tower and large ble clock-face.

  • Last visit to Merthyr Tydfil: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2009
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  • pattypoo's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Heheheheh I forgot you took that of me behind the cut out lol.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Interesting place to visit. Loved the view of the hills. It seems winter and snow haven't left them yet.

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