Merthyr Tydfil is a town in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons that is famous for its past as one of the most important centres of heavy industry in the world.
Today the town and county borough are looking forward to the regeneration of the local economy and the renewal of local community and society.
The landscape and countryside has been transformed – to a considerable extent, the valleys of the upper river Taff have been restored to their original beauty. Woodland, trees and green areas abound.
This restored landscape is featured in a new Discover Merthyr video – which banishes any ideas that Merthyr is still scarred by slag tips, spoil heaps and industrial wasteland. Instead there is great hillside and countryside to explore.