Pentwyn Reservoir, Merthyr Tydfil  (Image credit:

Pentwyn Reservoir, Merthyr Tydfil

Set just two miles from the Brecon Beacons, Merthyr Tydfil is an excellent base for exploring the scenery of the nearby National Park or for an outdoors activity holiday. Enjoy fishing on the River Taff, cycling along the National Cycle Route 8 from Cardiff to Holyhead or walking on Pen y Fan which is South Wales' highest mountain. Walk the Beacons Way which at 95 miles long takes eight days to complete or enjoy shorter walks in the nearby Fforest Fawr Geopark. For a more relaxed day out, take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway or enjoy a historical day out to Cyfarthafa Castle which dates from the 19th Century and is also home to the Cyfarthfa Castle Local History Museum and Art Gallery.

Merthyr Tydfil is home to a wide range of accommodation for your break including town centre hotels with parking and free children's breakfast, larger holiday cottages ideal for walking groups and family friendly caravan parks ideal for if you are touring the surrounding Brecon Beacons National Park. Use our live availability search to find your perfect accommodation and look out for our Best Price Guarantee so you know you are always getting the best deal.

Accommodation in Merthyr Tydfil

  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons   (3.8 miles from the centre of Merthyr Tydfil)
    Sleeps 6
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    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a minor road junction in the village of Pontsticill, within the...
  • Pontsticill   (3.2 miles from the centre of Merthyr Tydfil)
    Sleeps 3
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    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with its stunning scenery, wonderful walks and outdoor activities in a...
  • Pontsticill   (3.4 miles from the centre of Merthyr Tydfil)
    Sleeps 4
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    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
    Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, a great location for those seeking outdoor activities within scenic tranquil surroundings. Nestling within the village of Ponts...