All along the Taff Trail there are some great places to stop off to admire views, to visit heritage sites and other geographical places of interest, as well as pubs, buildings, bridges and parks. Here, we bring all the points of interest that we have added to My Taff Trail.
Here's a list of our favourites shown in geographical order from south (Cardiff Bay) to north (Brecon).
The Lewis Arms is a pub and restaurant on the corner of Merthyr Road, the main road running through Tongwynlais, and Mill Road which leads up to Castell Coch. It is a popular resting point for users of the Taff Trail and you will often see ramblers and cyclists sitting in the small beer garden.
You can find out more about the Lewis Arms on the Brains website.
The Bunch of Grapes is a pub and restaurant on Ynysangharad Road in Pontypridd and was built around 1800. You can find a large selection of cask ales and a great choice of food which combines locally sourced ingredients with top quality cooking.
Find out more at the Bunch of Grapes official website.
The Chain House is a simple but intimate space where great coffee, quality food and classic cocktails are their priority. You can find out more on The Chain House's Facebook page
Situated on Merthyr Road, just across from the A470, The Royal Oak is a great Chinese restaurant. It is slightly off the Taff Trail and if you are planning on stopping here you'll need to turn off Coedpenmaen Road onto Dodington Place (under the A470) and then follow the road round and turn left onto Merthyr Road.
The community cafe has a light and airy space and bi-folding doors which lead to a raised deck overlooking the valley. Open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, the cafe serves a selection of tasty snacks as well as an all-day breakfast option.
This friendly pub is situated on Dan-y-Twyn, just a few yards from the Taff Trail. There is a beer garden at the rear of the pub which is suitable for children as it is fully enclosed.
This cosy pub and restaurant situated on Ash Road in Troed-y-Rhiw is an ideal stop off and is right on the Taff Trail as you pass through this village. Sky Sports is available as well as a pool table and an outside area. Wifi is available via The Cloud.
Situated on the Taff Trail in Pentrebach, Pentrebach House is a Whitbread pub and restaurant with friendly staff and hearty food. Pentrebach House is well presented with a warm interior.
You can find out more from their website.
A very warm welcome awaits you at The Station Hotel - a traditional village pub with a modern hint as you enter located at the top of Cefn Coed (overlooking the historic Merthyr Tydfil viaduct).
Superb surroundings, friendly faces and a relaxed environment make this the perfect place to unwind and enjoy quality food and drink.
The Tipple 'n' Tiffin is a restaurant and bar at the Brecon Theatre. It is open for lunches and dinners and is featured in the Good Food Guide 2012.
You can find more information on the official website or by calling 01874 611866.
If you know of any points of interest that you'd like us to include on My Taff Trail please let us know by using the contact form.