Archaeology - local information

Merthyr Tydfil has many sites of archaeological and geological interest.


There are various websites to the right of this page which provide further in depth information as to the detail behind the geology of the area that made Merthyr Tydfil so special, and the subsequent archaeology that can be found as a result of Merthyr's unique geological/geographical position.


Some of the most notable sites are situated in the North of Merthyr Tydfil area, and upon Gelligaer Common, which cover thousands of years of human history.


Merthyr Tydfil is most commonly known for its Ironworking industry, and much still remains of its rich heritage and past. For further information upon local trails and information on the history of Merthyr Tydfil, please visit the Visit Merthyr Tydfil website.

There is so much to discover about Merthyr's past, and the best way to do it is to get out and see it for yourself!


We still have amazing buildings, bridges and trackways that show you more of the things that Merthyr Tydfil has to offer and be more proud of than you might think!

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