Start: Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village
End: Cefn Coed Viaduct
Distance: 2.32 miles (approx)
The entrance into Merthyr Tydfil from the south takes you adjacent to the river once more passing Merthyr Leisure Village to the west. There are plenty of large eateries here including Frankie and Benny's, Nandos and Subway.
Why not give Tasty Trotters a try - great food and drink, just off the Taff Trail near Trago Mills. You can find out more on their Facebook page.
The trail through Merthyr is lovely on a sunny day (and not too bad in the rain either!). You will travel through mainly built-up areas for the majority of the stretch, at least as far as Swansea Road (A4102) towards the north of the town where you'll join the off-road stretch on the run up to Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer.
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The castle was designed by Richard Lugar for the Crawshay family and was built in 1824 at a cost of £30,000. Since 1910, the castle has been a museum and school.
The castle underwent an extensive refurbishment in 1992. For more information visit the official website.Google Map
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