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A lovely walk

Went with my mum and had a lovely stroll around both the castle and the grounds. The history... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
toriOary1
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Ocoee, Florida
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A Gem

I spent an afternoon at Cyfarthfa. Set in beautiful parkland, it housed a surprising mix of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlindaHow
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Berkhamsted, Herts
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with my mum and had a lovely stroll around both the castle and the grounds.

The history museum in the castle is very interesting lots of details about the glory days of the steel production in South Wales - great to see the history of the building and for 2 pound entrance totally worth it.

Julies tea room was fabulous also!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent an afternoon at Cyfarthfa. Set in beautiful parkland, it housed a surprising mix of exhibitions that gave a fascinating insight into Merthyr Tydfil social’history. I particularly enjoyed the Hoover display which included a twin tub. The cafe does a delicious cream tea and lovely Welsh cakes. Friendly helpful staff and a warm welcome.. Even the Edwardian loos captured the quirky atmosphere of the castle.

1  Thank AlindaHow
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very imposing iconic Welsh building. Sensational views from the outer grounds.

Nice grounds to walk on with the lake and gardens. Cynon valley museum on the ground floor. Cyfarthyr family museum on 1st floor. Wonderful opulence. Must visit

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited several times but can’t keep away!! It’s teally a beautiful well presented lovely house. Give it a visit...you won’t be disappointed....promise

1  Thank diladywilliams
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small entrance fee however not that much history to experience but a nice castle. Castle is set above the town of Merthyr Tydfil. In the wintertime its closed on Monday.

1  Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure whichever car park area you enter by you are aware you can park by the house.
The house and museum is worth visiting. £2 per adult. The museum doesn’t start well but picks up. Lots to read and portraits to see.

There are woodland walks to do and it is dog friendly

1  Thank sdc1701
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set above Merthyr, overlooking a lake and gardens, this castle is a delightful museum and park. The displays are interesting and informative particularly about the local coal mining, iron industry and social history. There are also displays of archeology , natural history and ceramics. The building and decor are maintained to a high standard . The walks through the surrounding woodland are very pleasant.

2  Thank Hilary D
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Had walked around the grounds and enjoyed the views and peace and quiet. The natural beauty and unspoilt paths. Nice to see the squirrels playing and the normality of the estate without it being spoilt. We popped inside for a coffee and scones. The lady who runs the café part is so lovely and friendly. Her scones were to die for, lovely does not do them justice. The castle is well kept and surprisingly warm. The free car park and non-pushy staff made a lovely few hours. Will be visiting again in the warmer months to see the change in the trees. During the summer months they also have an outside café and children's play area.

2  Thank beswickrj
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

£2 to get into the castle and what a waste of £2 not much history, short walk around and a picture gallery. We love castles but this is one of the worst we've visited. Waste of a trip

1  Thank NikkieBayley
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to Cyfarthfa Castle for an outdoor concert,part of Grandslam 18. The place is a bit hilly and a little difficult in a wheelchair. The grounds of the castle are stunning. Staff were brilliant and the gig was good as K T Tunstall and The Pretenders had been on, not my cup of tea. The Simpleminds came on stage and were fantastic.

1  Thank David S
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