There are few places in Wales that can beat the Brecon Beacons for the beauty of its landscape – from wild rugged mountains to remote moorland and gentle wooded valleys. One of three National Parks in Wales it covers a vast area of more than 1344 km².
Wales has more fairytale castles than it has fairies to occupy them! From coastal ruins to restored splendour, we have so many to choose from.
Wales has 331 miles of traffic-free rides, perfect for families with children. For lovers of quiet lanes, Duffryn Lodge is an ideal base for any activity break or holiday. And if you want to cycle long distance, there's that too.
Merthyr Tydfil restaurant guide showcasing selected restaurants across Merthyr Tydfil … aim to bring wonderful restaurant food and great value pub food.
If you are interested in fishing and/or angling Merthyr Tydfil is the place to go! Our parks have provision for both activities, and you can purchase a fishing licence locally in Merthyr Tydfil.
Gardens & Parks
There are many Gardens and Parks within the area, including a number of Nature Reserves.
Many within minutes of Duffryn Lodge and for those keen gardeners there is the National Botanic Garden of Wales which is to the west (49miles)
Choose Wales as the destination for your next golf break with your friends, family, society or golf club.
There are three main golf courses close by, with another 6 golf courses within 18 miles radius.
There is a great provision for mountain biking within the area. There are different routes to suit all tastes and abilities.
Whether you decide to take a route down the Taff trail, or one of our lesser know routes, the fact that you can cycle through the countryside in Merthyr is one of our best kept secrets.
Other Activities & Attractions
We have many attractions on the doorstep which you may not be aware of. Spending a weekend exploring will have you hooked and we hope you will agree that its worth a longer visit!
Duffryn Lodge is on the doorstep for those keen shoppers wishing to visit the many retail outlets in the area..
Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre offers a wide range of retailers, markets, cafes and restaurants.
A short distance from the town centre, Cyfarthfa Retail Park offers fantastic shopping by many top High Street names and a health club.
There are many walks nearby, most are perfect for families with children. For lovers of quiet lanes, Duffryn Lodge is a base for any activity break or holiday. And if you want to walk long distance, there's that too.
There are different routes to suit all tastes and abilities.