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Aberdare Heritage Walking Trail

 
 
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Providing a fascinating insight into the history of Aberdare Town, this Heritage Trail will navigate you around key historic sites and Blue Plaque points, commemorating the notable people, places and events which form part of Aberdare's intriguing past.

Key points of interest along the route includes The Market Hall - home to the first National Eisteddfod, the statue of Caradog - a famous local character and musician, and 'Queen Mary's Cottage' which was a traditional miners cottage visited by King George V and Queen Mary in 1912.

The 0.75m walk will start at The Market Hall and finish at The Former Bush Inn within the town. The Aberdare Audio Trail, voiced by members of the Cynon Valley History Society who are based at Cynon Valley Museum (point 20 on the map) is a great complement to this trail.

Please note the route is mainly flat, though there may be some uneven terrain.

Key
Suitability: walkers, short distance.
Distance: approx 0.75miles / 1.2km.
Grading: easy.
Terrain: varied though mainly flat (town centre).
Start: The Market Hall.
Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Download: Heritage walking trail - Aberdare