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T4 – Cardiff via Pontypridd, Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells to Newtown


Wales’s Capital City is home to rugby and football stadiums, castles, museums, theatres, concert halls and lots of shopping.

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The Welsh National Anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ was composed in Pontypridd by local poets & musicians Evan and James James. You can visit their memorial at Ynysangharad Park.

Other places to enjoy:

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil is ideally placed between the Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff. It was once known as the iron capital of the world and its history comes alive at various locations throughout the town. It is now a shopping hub.

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Brecon is the main market town in the Brecon Beacons and has an array of interesting and unusual shops selling antiques, local arts and the finest Welsh food produce.  It’s a perfect base for either a low-key day out on the canal or an energetic adventure on the hills by bike, on foot or on horseback.

You can also enjoy:

  • Brecon Cathedral and Close , a haven of peace and quiet
  • Regimental Museum – history of the The Royal Welsh

Builth Wells

A bustling rural town with a selection of good independent shops. In the centre of the town is a 1000-foot mural that depicts the final days of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last native Prince of Wales. A 2.5 mile walk west of the town on  the A483 lies Cilmeri, the  village known for being close to the spot where Llywelyn ap Gruffydd was killed by Edward I‘st  soldiers on 11 December 1282. A memorial stone has been  erected on the site.

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells in the Victorian era was a very popular resort and Spa town. The Rock Park & Heritage Centre is a restored relic to that period.


Founded originally as a market town at the end of the 13th century, Newtwon’s Saturday market is still thriving today.

Other places to enjoy

  • Newtown Textile Museum Open on Saturdays but check opening times in winter
  • Oriel Davies Gallery, open on Saturdays . Programme of events organised throughout the year

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