Pit Pony Sanctuary
centuries Fforest Uchaf Farm has nestled quietly on its lofty perch on the mountainside
above Treforest and watched the world go by. Separated from the University of
Glamorgan campus by a thin ribbon of private woodlands that are the remains of
the ancient Forest of Glyn Taf, which once covered a huge area. A rich and diverse
wildlife hustle and bustle their lives away unaffected by the rat race, or industrial
and technological revolutions that happened in the valley.
Museum of the History of Pontypridd, where the
Welsh National Anthem was composed. Located in a former chapel, next to William
Edwards' famous bridge.
Established in 1965, the World of Groggs
had a somewhat humble beginning. In what was first a desperate attempt to escape
the rat race, founder John Hughes entered the world of ceramics via a back garden
shed, and the first of the Groggs were born. From this makeshift studio came an
army of weird and wonderful creations - mythical creatures from Welsh legend,
small animal caricatures and ashtrays, along with the now unmistakable sporting
'Uglies', clay rugby figures which would become the template for the future.
The famous single-arch Bridge at Pontypridd
was built by William Edwards in 1756. It had taken 3 attempts to get the design
to stand up, and although an attractive shape, was always a bit steep for wheeled
The Old Bridge, Pontypridd
Built in 1756
this was for many years the longest single-span stone bridge in Europe. Its graceful
140 foot arch has been painted by many famous artists. The bridge is at the north
end of the town, next to Pontypridd Museum
Valley Buggy Trail, Pontypridd
Try negotiating a 200cc
Honda Quad-Bike in the open countryside. Weekend trips available with a whole
host of other activities on offer for the family, such as archery and clay pigeon
Pontypridd Golf Club is sited on Pontypridd's Common,
over 400 feet above sea level overlooking the confluence of the Rhondda and Taff
Valleys. Few courses have such a beautiful setting and it is ranked as one of
Wales' premier clubs.
Hall Hotel, Pontypridd
Complete non-smoking establishment,
open everyday and evening. Booking is recommended
War Memorial Park, Pontypridd
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is located
in the centre of Pontypridd it is ideally placed to visit if you a shopping in
or visiting Pontypridd. The main entrance to the park is on Bridge Street just
off the A470 interchange roundabout. There is a convenient entrance to the park
via a bridge across the Taff River from the main shopping area of Taff Street.
Ynysangharad Park is a public park laid out in the 1920's in the Edwardian style.
Field Marshal Viscount Allenby opened the park as a war memorial park on The 6th
The park was laid out on a triangular area of land between
Ynysangharad House and the Brown Lennox Chain and Anchor works and made up of
fields, allotment gardens and an orchard.
In 1893 a huge pavilion had
been erected on the site for the National Eisteddfod of that year. And in 1919
thirty-three acres of the site was bought 'for providing enjoyment and pleasure
for it inhabitants'. The original ideas for the layout of the park was for a formal
design of tree lined walks around various sports facilities, but when it was laid
out a less formal approach was used with the major sporting facilities located
at the southern end of the park.
Over the last year Ynysangharad Park
has achieved many awards notably gaining its Green Flag and Green Dragon Award.
The Park has many notable features such as the Band Stand located in a formal
circular sunken area, which is a favourite place for people to come and sit during
the summer months with its colourful displays of summer flowers.
Bands sometimes perform at the bandstand during the summer months and these events
are always very popular, with refreshments at hand from kiosks in the park selling
ice cream and drinks.
The sporting facilities are first class in the park
with a county class cricket square and two bowling greens located in the park
as well as two football pitches. And if you fancy a round of golf there is an
18-hole pitch and putt course.
Opening Times April to September Monday
to Sunday - 8.30am to 9.00pm, October to December Monday to Sunday - 8.30am to
7.00pm, January, February & March, Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 7.00pm Saturday
& Sunday - 8.30am to 6.00pm
The Muni Arts Centre' is a beautiful
converted church, situated in the centre of Pontypridd.
Its programme of events
and arts includes band nights, music, events for children and young adults, exhibitions,
dance, educational events, puppetry, mime, comedy, and productions by community
The venue also has the Footlights Café Bar & Gallery Shop.