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Aberdare is a town in the borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf in Glamorgan.


A small village in the middle ages which became a thriving industrial iron and coal town in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Get in[edit]

Just south of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road

  • 1 Aberdare railway station. Connections from Cardiff Aberdare railway station (Q3023701) on Wikidata Aberdare railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Aberdare Bus Station (Connections with Cardiff, Maerdy and Merthyr Tydfil). List of bus stations in Wales on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Aberdare Park. a well-preserved Victorian public park. Sculpture of Sir William T. Lewis (Lord Merthyr). Aberdare Park (Q4666855) on Wikidata Aberdare Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 St John's Church. ancient parish church original built in 1189 St. John The Baptist Parish Church (Q17743272) on Wikidata St John's Church, Aberdare on Wikipedia
  • 3 Cynon Valley Museum Trust, Depot Rd, Gadlys, Aberdare CF44 8DL, +44 1685 886729. 10AM-3PM Tuesday - Saturday. The museum is walking distance from the town Centre or you can catch the following busses 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 91 that stop outside

    Google Maps Plus Code: PH82+QM Aberdare.


  • 1 Dare Valley Country Park. Dare Valley Country Park (Q5222474) on Wikidata Dare Valley Country Park on Wikipedia




  • 1 Yr Ieuan Ap Iago - JD Wetherspoon, 6 High St, Aberdare CF44 7AA. Google Maps Plus Code: PH73+3F Aberdare.
  • Welsh whisky: Penderyn original distillery, opened in 2000, is 5 miles northwest at Pontbren Llwyd and offers tours. They opened a second in 2021 in Llandudno, and plan to open a third near Swansea in 2023.



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