Cyfarthfa Castle & Museum
This stunning, Grade I listed 19th Century castle sits in 160 acres of picturesque parkland and is of national significance as the best-preserved ironmaster’s house in Wales.
The former home of the Crawshay dynasty sits in Cyfarthfa Park and houses a museum and art gallery with an impressive collection. The exhibits tell the story of Merthyr’s industrial history and the origins of the town.
The castle is undergoing significant investment By Merthyr County Borough Council and its partners as a site of historical importance, increasing the public access to it and preserving the fabric of the building.
The beautiful park contains lovely walking trails, woodland ponds, a Victorian ice house, and the Leat waterway. There is also an Active Zone, Splash Pad, and playground, and you can enjoy golf, fishing, bowls and tennis.
It also contains the remains of the famous Cyfarthfa Ironworks, including the ruins of brick kilns, furnace bank, and melting house.