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Society Golf day

Our usual Monthly golf trip finding different places to play.. and what a little gem. Perched upon... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Worth the effort

There's not a great deal of the castle left, but what is there is worth the walk, across the first... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Pontsarn Cl, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2TR, Wales
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Our usual Monthly golf trip finding different places to play.. and what a little gem. Perched upon the hills above Merthyr this place is a nice test of golf.. Staff were very accommodating, welcoming and friendly. Although we played during this long spell of hot,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Went to Morlais golf club for a birthday meal with 31 family member's, service was outstanding everyone got served the same time with many different meal options. The beef dinner was the best I've had, there were lots of choice on the menu with something...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

There's not a great deal of the castle left, but what is there is worth the walk, across the first fairway of the golf course. There's a bit of history here, so for me it means it is worthwhile making the effort.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed September 22, 2017

As a castle not much remains just one room believed to be part of the main keep although the mound that formed the castle is visible above Merthyr Tydfil from miles around. Therefore it is not surprising that the attraction from the castle itself is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This was the first time for me to visit this ruin in ovwer 40 years. The crypt is still intact but sadly the crypts iron gate is no longer at the bottom of the steps to the entrance. The well and moat have noticeably filled...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank dougwill54
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Splendid walking area withexcellent views of the Taff Vechan valley, and very close to the Pontsarn Viaduct and Taff trail; the area is not really suitable for unacompanied children, as there are unguarded Cliffs, also the castle remains are poorly maintained!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Brian W
Reviewed January 2, 2017

An enjoyable place to take a walk, abseil down the ruins and spend time looking at the wonderful views

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank sandraftf
Reviewed December 11, 2016

This was my playground as a kid, hasn't changed much, except the only thing left is the crypt which is now secured with iron gate due to idiotic vandals etc, set adjacent to the Morlais Golf course and has great views over the valley and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank David E
Reviewed November 1, 2016

the castle is a ruin >It has archaeological interest , but not a place if you think you will see a castle

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AEL73
Reviewed October 24, 2016

There is no simple way to get to this ruins. It is set in the middle of a golf course and not doable for anyone with walking difficulties. The walk there (about 600 yards from the Golf club car park) is simple enough but then...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank G_EvansWales
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