Cyfarthfa Castle & Park

This attraction in a historical, charming town of Merthyr Tydfil not far from Cardiff offers a fun day out indoors or out, with a fascinating museum, gallery and more located in a beautiful 160-acre parkland space on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Where can I go outside Cardiff?

Cyfarthfa Castle & Park makes a great day trip from Cardiff come rain or shine, less than an hours drive via the A470 or a short train ride to Merthyr.

The Grade I listed Cyfarthfa Castle houses a fantastic museum and art gallery where you can enjoy a great programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks held throughout the year. The castle was constructed for ‘The ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, a famous figure in Welsh history for which the museum pays tribute – see the story of Merthyr and it’s importance for British development, as well as a fascinating collection of artefacts from all over the world. In the summer months, stroll through the peaceful sensory gardens or woodlands and around the lake. The park makes a perfect day out for the family – mum and dad can enjoy a cake and some coffee in the quaint tearooms, while the kids take a ride on the miniature railway or have some fun in the newly constructed playground.

  • Keep an eye on the website as the park frequently hosts events! Check their calendar at:
  • Museum and Gallery opening times: Tues – Sun, 10:00am to 4.30pm.
  • Museum and Gallery prices:
    Adults (over 16) £2.30
    Concessions: £1.20
    Under 16: free
  • Park is open from 6am all year round, closing time varies on season.



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