Where to stay & what to do

In Wales we’re known for our warm welcome in the hillsides. And in Rhondda Cynon Taf, we have some of the most spectacular hillsides to be seen.

Here you can follow riverside trails, historic canal towpaths and forestry tracks. You can join our popular Valleys Walking Festival in September or explore mile upon mile of the National Cycle Network, stopping only to take in breathtaking views or to spot exciting wildlife species. Or perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy the outdoors at a more leisurely pace in our picturesque and peaceful parks.

Rhondda Cynon Taf was at the heart of the industrial revolution and many clues to this proud heritage still stand. From the fascinating Rhondda Heritage Park near Pontypridd to the outstanding Dare Valley Country Park, forged from a former mining valley wasteland, there is much more to the area than many realise.

Of course, you might have heard that here in Wales the weather can be a little inhospitable. In Rhondda Cynon Taf there is plenty to keep you busy on even the rainiest of days, including our museums, theatres, market towns and the renowned Penderyn whisky distillery.

Rhondda Cynon Taf is neatly sandwiched between the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, and the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, making it an ideal base for further sight-seeing.

When you’re in Rhondda Cynon Taf, you know you’re in the heart and soul of Wales. So come along for that warm Welsh welcome and see another side of Wales.

Accommodation and Directions

With so much to do and see, you’ll be ready for a good night’s sleep. Rhondda Cynon Taf’s hotels, B&B’s, self-catering cottages and camping and caravanning facilities will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to sample even more of our home-grown hospitality.

For more information visit the Rhondda Cynon Taf Tourism website (Visit RCT)