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Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

Set in 160 acres of parkland with spectacular views across the valley and to the Brecon Beacons, Cyfarthfa Park provides a great day out for the whole family, come rain or shine!

Enjoy the peace and comfort of Canolfan Cyfarthfa’s Cafe while watching over your children playing in the Splash Pad and Playground. Take a ride on the miniature railway, play tennis, enjoy the Crawshay Nature Trail, or try to spot the beautiful wood carvings throughout the woods.

Relax in our sensory gardens, enjoy fishing on the lake and accessible woodland walks and nature rambles to see the variety of animal, bird and plant species in the park. Visit the quaint tearooms for a homemade offer of delicious light bites and sweet treats.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery is home to a fantastic collection of artefacts spanning 2,000 years of Merthyr’s history. Let the stories of the people of Merthyr Tydfil carry you back to a time when the town was the Iron Capital of the World. Learn about how Merthyr Tydfil helped to shape our modern history with tendrils from the town reaching out across the world. You may also visit a typical 19th Century ironworker’s cottage which was the birthplace in 1841 of Joseph Parry, Wales’ best-known composer.

The park is also a fantastic event destination and frequently plays host to horse shows, craft demonstrations, concerts, charity events and fun runs.

The Welsh Government are proud to have funded ‘Canolfan’, the new visitor centre and café at Cyfarthfa Park, in addition to new toilets and changing provisions near the splash pad, through Valleys Regional Park.

Local Weather



Cyfarthfa Park & Castle
Cyfartha Park
Brecon Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8RE


01685 727371

Opening Times

Open: from 6am year round
Apr 7:45pm,
May 8:45pm,
Jun 9:45pm,
Jul 9:15pm,
Aug 8:45pm,
Sep 7:15pm,
Oct 6:30pm,
Nov 5:15pm,
Dec 4:45pm,
Jan 4:45pm,
Feb 5:15pm,
Mar 6:15pm

What you can expect to find at Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

  • Baby changing
  • Café or tea room
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Disabled toilet
  • Free car park
  • Gallery
  • Gift shop
  • Museum
  • Non 24/7 toilets
  • Outdoor benches
Eating & Drinking
  • Café or tea room
  • Dog friendly (outside)
  • Picnic benches
  • Firm path trails
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Hilly terrain
  • Pushchair access (inside)
  • Wheelchair access (inside)
  • Dog walking
  • Firm path trails
  • Fishing
  • Foot worn trails
  • Gravel path trails
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor play area
  • Park: swings, etc
  • Sports field
  • Aquatic life
  • Bugs and insects
  • Cultivated flowers
  • Far reaching views
  • Hedgerows
  • Nature info boards
  • Pondlife
  • Rare plants
  • Trees
  • Wild birdlife
  • Wild mammals
  • Wildflowers
  • Gardens
  • Lake
  • Open fields
  • Pond
  • Woodlands
  • Castle
  • Historical building
  • Historical event
  • Historical info boards
  • Historical structure
  • Monument
  • Person of interest
Functions & Accommodation
  • Civil Ceremony licence
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities

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