Merthyr Tydfil is a town and borough with a population of 58,000. It’s a town steeped in history and was once one of the UK’s biggest industrial town’s supplying much of the world’s Iron back in the early 1800s.
With its industrial past came great feats of innovation, Merthyr Tydfil was the home for the very first steam locomotive.
Like other post industrial towns Merthyr Tydfil encountered tough times during the 80’s, 90 and 00’s. However, the town but has had a resurgence and a new sense of purpose with focus on tourism exploiting its beautiful and rugged landscapes and fascinating heritage.
At the base of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Merthyr Tydfil now welcomes adventure tourists from around the globe. In recent years Bike Park Wales set up in Merthyr Tydfil directly next door to the Rhydycar West Site. The venture has been a massive success further welcoming thrill-seekers in into the area.
The Rhydycar West land is rich in history, ecology and opportunity.
Merthyr Tydfil is one of the most accessible and conveniently located towns in Wales. The town is located at the heart of the South Wales Valleys with road links to all Welsh Cities in less than 1 hour.
2 of Wales’ most important carrigeways the A470 and A465 cross through the town linking the North of Wales with the capital, Cardiff and the West of Wales to the Midlands of England.
A recent £800m metro rail upgrade is also seeing improved rail links from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff with parts of the project completing as early as 2022. The metro will see faster electrified lines and trains linking the valley towns and providing regular trains to Cardiff in less than 1 hour.
Getting to Cardiff Ariport can be achieved by car in around 1 hour, whilst it’s possible to get to Bristol Airport in 1 hour and 30 minutes and Birmingham Airport in approximately 2 hours.
Heathrow airport is can be achieved in 3 hours with only 2 roads to be used for the journey. The M4 from London to Cardiff and the A470 from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil.
Rhydycar West is surrounded by some of Wales' most facinatig landscapes and attractions including: