Cyfarthfa Castle was commissioned and built in 1825, and was constructed for ‘The Ironmaster’ William Crawshay II, who was one of the most influential men in Wales at the time.
This grand, castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and is known for being “the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales”. In 1910 it was developed into the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery and to this day houses historic artifacts linked to Merthyr Tydfil’s past – ranging from a distinctive art collection to the world’s first steam whistle.
On arrival, we will be welcomed with morning coffee/tea and biscuits, plus a talk on the history of Cyfarthfa Castle and the Crawshay family.
We will then have free time to explore the Museum & Art Gallery for ourselves.
Furthermore, refreshments are available at Cyfarthfa Tea Rooms which can be found within the Castle.
Notice, we are travelling the scenic route, so can pick up in Whitney & Three Cocks if required!
Timings: Leave Ross 8:30am, Hereford 9:00am, Leominster 9:30am, Whitney 10:00 & Three Cocks 10:20
Depart 3:45pm and to Three Cocks 4:30pm, Whitney 4:50pm, Leominster 5:20pm, Hereford 5:45pm and Ross 6:15pm.
Cost: Includes travel costs, entry, history talk, tea/coffee & biscuits £29.00 per person