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Pit Pony Sanctuary
For 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.

Pontypridd Museum
Museum of the History of Pontypridd, where the Welsh National Anthem was composed. Located in a former chapel, next to William Edwards' famous bridge.

The Grogg Shop, Pontypridd
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.

Edward's Bridge, Pontypridd
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 traffic.

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

Taff 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 shooting.

Pontypridd Golf Club
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.

Llechwen Hall Hotel, Pontypridd
Complete non-smoking establishment, open everyday and evening. Booking is recommended

Ynysangharad 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 August 1923.

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.

Local 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

Muni Arts Centre

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 groups.
The venue also has the Footlights Café Bar & Gallery Shop.

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