Local Attractions


Cambrian Lakeside

Cambrian Lakeside is home to the Cambrian Lakeside Café Bar and Sports Academy in Clydach Vale, near Tonypandy. The setting offers beautiful views and lovely walks, as well as sports facilities and outdoor activities.

The Factory

The Factory is a cultural hive of community activity, and is home to businesses, meeting rooms, multi-functional venue, art gallery, studio and café. Located in Porth, The Factory is part of the charity Valleys Kids.

Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Cardiff and seat of the Bishop of Llandaff. A Christian site since the sixth century, the cathedral has a rich history and hosts a varied programme of services, events and concerts.

Llantrisant Guildhall

Llantrisant Guildhall is a beautifully restored fourteenth-century building in the old town of Llantrisant. The Guildhall is now a heritage and visitors centre, with events including exhibitions, films and concerts.

The Model House

The Model House in Llantrisant was originally the town’s workhouse. Today, the Model House is home to artists’ studios, gallery and gift shop, showcasing a wide range of locally handmade crafts.

Rhondda Heritage Park

The Rhondda Heritage Park is situated on the site of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery in Trehafod. Experience life underground with a guided tour led by a retired coal miner, and explore the Park’s exhibitions, shops and café.

Rhondda Tunnel Society

The Rhondda Tunnel Society aims to create the longest tunnel in Europe for walking and cycling by re-opening the disused Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Tunnel. The tunnel, opened in 1890, is almost two miles long and, at its deepest point, 1000ft underground.

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant has six different zones exploring the 1,100-year history of the Royal Mint. Learn how coins are designed and made, and discover special coins and rare historical memorabilia.

The Workers Gallery

The Workers Gallery is a place to meet artists and designers, and to view their work. Based in the former library in Ynyshir, the Workers Gallery hosts exhibitions by local, national and international artists, as well as workshops, talks and arts events.


Treorchy is a vibrant Rhondda town with an award-winning High Street packed with independent shops and cafés. It’s also home to the famous Treorchy Male Choir and the Parc & Dare Brass Band.


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Penrhys is an island at the forest's edge 
With consecrated bread and holy water

by Gwilym Tew circa 1470

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