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Review of Cyfarthfa Castle

Cyfarthfa Castle
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I enjoyed a day out at Cyfarthfa Park. The Museum is free and i liked the cafe situated by the splash pad. They have recently added a golf course of which ill try out on my next visit, there is a small fee to play golf.

1  Thank Nicola S
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"miniature railway"
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"local history"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"splash pad"
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"worth a visit"
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"industrial revolution"
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"lovely museum"
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"art gallery"
in 5 reviews
"tennis courts"
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"open to the public"
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"aqua park"
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"duck pond"
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"water play"
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

A great day out for the family and its free! The museum (inside the castle) is very interesting and has friendly staff. The water park is ideal for young children and the train ride is great for £1 each. Take a picnic as there are numerous places to sit and eat and also enjoy a fantastic view. Loads of places to walk and also for children to play football etc. Would recommend parking at the top of the hill by the castle. The only criticism I have is that we also wanted to visit Joseph Parry's cottage and the brochure said it was a 5 minutes walk from the entrance gates. It was not signposted from the castle and we had to ask some local residents for directions. It was actually a 20 minute walk which was not ideal as we had 2 elderly relatives with us. If you want to visit the cottage I suggest that you drive there rather than walk.

2  Thank Minty256
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I have always loved this park it has now got a superb train attraction for the children. Cyfarthfa castle is superb and to view it is free. This is a great day out when the weather is good you can spend hours there explore the lovely grounds take in the history lesson of the Industrial revolution that made this town famous.

1  Thank Carl W
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Visited Cyfathfa just as somewhere to have a picnic (and it was perfect for that), so the castle itself was a bonus. The museum was great; interesting exhibits and knowledgeable and friendly staff. If I'm being really critical, the downstairs part (history of the area) is perhaps a little dry due to the sheer amount of information, and would mostly appeal to those already interested in Welsh history, while the ground floor (history of the house and its family) is seemingly quite random, although that's kind of charming. I can honestly say i've never before been to a museum where, without moving your feet, you can see a penguin from the Shackleton expedition, a Victorian (?) rocking horse, a display on the origin of teapots and a mummified head! The latter being as good as anything I've seen in Cairo or London museums. The museum also hosts high quality travelling exhibits, and I'll be heading back for the upcoming Kyffin Williams display.

1  Thank R P
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Free entry to a museum which documents the development of the iron and coal trades in Merthyr. Does focus inevitably on the Crawshays but there's plenty on the other ironmasters like the Guests and Homfrays. Some really good information on the conditions of the workers, the Merthyr Rising and Dic Penderyn, the development of unions and all sorts of things.Fascinating collections of art and all sorts as well.
Nice little cafe; entry to the museum is down the servants' stairs in the cafe!

2  Thank Graham S
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