Merthyr Tydfil is the regional forerunner in retail for the Heads of the Valleys area.

Merthyr has attracted both local shoppers and worldwide tourists for many years due to it's exclusive local independent stores and renowned high street brands all of which is set in breath taking surrounding scenery and outdoor activities.

As well as the high street stores there is a daily indoor market, twice weekly outdoor market aswell as the fantastic farmers market on the first Friday of every month which supplies the town centre with local produced foods and crafts. Merthyr Tydfil is a town with an interesting, rich and vast history.

Tourism in Merthyr Tydfil

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Tourism News - New Bus Route

VR Travel launches Route 66, a perfect way for visitors to get around the town centre. The circular route around Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre stops at the following destinations:

  • Merthyr Tydfil Rail Station: for train connections, Tesco and town centre shopping.
  • Rhydycar Leisure Park: for leisure centre, cinema and food outlets.
  • Cyfarthfa Retail Park: out of town shopping
  • Pontmorlais: Old Pontmorlais Circus, Soar Theatre and independent shops
  • Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station (Stand 9): bus connections and town centre shopping.

The Route Operates from Monday to Saturday from 9.05 am at the Railway Station and takes 15 minutes to complete the route. The last bus leaves the Railway Station at 17.35pm.

For more information, please contact VR Travel on (01685) 375252 or