Exploring The Outstanding Unknown Side Of Wales
All that is iconic about Wales – stunning landscapes, a warm valleys welcome, rousing singing and choral performances and a wonderful history to explore – can be found in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Rhondda Cynon Taf is located in the South Wales Valleys and can be easily accessed from the M4, A470 and A465. Perfect for exploring and enjoying, we are also ideally-placed for those who wish to explore further into South Wales. We are famed the world over for our coal mining and the engineering created here to support that effort sparked an industrial revolution that changed how the world did business.
We are home to the Royal Mint Experience, the only attraction of its kind which brings to life 1,000 years of world currency, medals and treasures through a unique and fascinating family friendly experience. We are also home to Lido Ponty the National Lido of Wales, a stunning restoration of the Lido that has stood since 1927 and the 5* Trip Advisor Rated Penderyn Whisky Distillery which shows you how this unique single malt, which has captured tastebuds across the globe, is made. There is a chance to sample the whisky and, of course, a gift shop. With a variety of accommodation to suit all your needs, a selection of cafes and restaurant for coffee stops and, for the more adventurous, a number of outdoor activities. With a number of coach parking facilities and coach maintenance support, we have all you need for a trouble free visit.
Royal Mint Experience – The Royal Mint Visitor Centre offers a truly unique visitor experience. For the first time in 1,000 years visitors will gain unprecedented access to The Royal Mint to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket, and hear some surprising stories from our history. Group Discounts offered and free coach parking.
Rhondda Heritage Park – Whatever the weather, your visitors will enjoy a visit to Rhondda Heritage Park. A living testament to the mining communities of the world famous Rhondda Valleys, Rhondda Heritage Park offers you a fascinating insight into the rich culture and character of the South Wales ValleysAmple coach parking is available on site. Group discounts offered.
Lido Ponty – This historic family attraction is the only one of its kind in Wales and is Wales’ premier outdoor pool attraction and adventure play park. Lido Ponty, a Grade II listed lido, has been restored to its former glory and updated for the 21st Century visitor. It has three heated swimming pools, offering great opportunities for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Located within the beautiful Vnysangharad War Memorial park and a short walk to the centre of Pontypridd town.
Penderyn Whisky Visitor Centre – Located amongst the scenic splendour of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the village of Penderyn, the visitor centre takes you through the process of whisky distilling and provides you with a chance to sample the world famous Penderyn products. Groups discounts offered, and free coach parking.