©

Merthyr Tydfil trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Merthyr Tydfil

(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, trails, sightseeing
Merthyr Tydfil is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500, situated approximately 23mi north of Cardiff. Once the largest town in Wales, it is now the 14th largest urban area in Wales. It is in the historic county of Glamorgan and is currently the main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough administered by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. Both the town and the county borough are often referred to as 'Merthyr'.According to legend, the town is named after Saint Tydfil, a daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. According to her legend, she was slain at Merthyr by pagans around 480; the place was subsequently named Merthyr Tydfil in her honour. Although merthyr generally means "martyr" in modern Welsh, the meaning here is closer to the Latin martyrium: the mausoleum or church built over the relics of a martyr. Similar examples, all from south Wales, include Merthyr Cynog, Merthyr Dyfan and Merthyr Mawr. The Cornish and Breton language equivalents, in place names, are merther and merzher.
When using our United Kingdom (UK) trip generator to make an itinerary online, Merthyr Tydfil holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Merthyr Tydfil

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Merthyr Tydfil:
Breweries, nature, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, fun & games, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, adventure, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, shopping, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News