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Explore our town centres

Rhondda Cynon Taf is home to a good range of town centres, shopping parks and high streets.

Each of them has their own, unique appeal and now, thanks to FREE parking in all Council car parks after 10am on every day in December, you can get out and about and explore them!

With a just-right mix of High Street brands and independent boutiques, there is lots to explore in Rhondda Cynon Taf - including many of the shops that were awarded in the Welsh Government's High Street heroes awards in which we scooped the overall High Street Hero of Wales award, and had businesses in the finals of all but one categories.

Whether you want to pick up the perfect present - from clothes and toys to scented candles or even a beauty salon gift voucher - you can find it in RCT.

Get ready to celebrate the festive season in style - treat yourself to a new outfit, have your hair done or enjoy a luxurious hot towel shave at our range of salons, barbers and hairdressers.

And if you are looking for a spot to sit down and relax with a drink and a snack after all that shopping, look no further than RCT. We have a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants, serving everything from an all-day breakfast to gourmet meals.

Find out more about places to eat in RCT

Enjoy a night out on the town during the festive season and, if you are looking for great night out ideas, don't forget our lovely Park and Dare and Coliseum Theatres have lots on from live music, comedians, cinema and, of course, everyone's favourite - the Christmas Pantomime.

Christmas is a time for over-indulgence and rightly so, but don't forget it you fancy getting off of the sofa and putting away the tub of chocolates, you can explore our town centres on foot. Why not download one of the fascinating heritage trails and learn more about the history of your local town, its famous former residents and important historical landmarks.