'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa
Castle in 1824. This grand castellated mansion
overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and has
been called 'the most impressive monument of the
Industrial Iron Age in South Wales'. Admire the
extensive fine and decorative art collections or stroll
through the atmospheric social and industrial history
galleries. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of this
family house set in beautiful parkland, on the edge of
the Brecon Beacons National Park. FREE ADMISSION Directions:
South take the M4 to Junction 32 and travel north on
the A470. From the Midlands take the A465 from
Abergavenny. From the North the A470 from Brecon.
Birthplace of Doctor Joseph Parry, probably Wales' best
known musician and composer. He achieved fame
through his hymns and operas, his best known work being
the love song 'Myfanwy'. Number 4 Chapel Row is
also a superb example of an ironworker's cottage.
Built in 1825 for the more skilled workers in the
Cyfarthfa Ironworks. Free Admission. Open
April - September, Thursday - Sunday, 2pm - 5pm.
Open at other times by appointment. Contact
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum. Directions:Just
off the A470 Cardiff to Brecon road. Signposted.
Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of
the smallest in the world. One of the few remaining
independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name from
the old Welsh village in which it is located and
nestles in the foothills of the ancient Brecon Beacons
mountain range. In our new Visitor Centre you can view
the exhibition area, see the distilling and bottling
process and relax in our tasting room.
About a 30
minute drive from Cardiff. Directions:
Distillery is on the A4059 to Brecon in the centre of