New homes in Pontypridd
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With a population of almost 30,000, Pontypridd is the principal town of Rhondda Cynon Taff in South Wales. Best known as the birthplace of Sir Tom Jones, the town has plenty to offer its residents, from lovely countryside to great historical sights.
New homes in Pontypridd have easy access south into Cardiff and Newport, and north to Merthyr Tydfil.
Pontypridd Station is connected to the Taff Vale Railway Line which runs between Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil. The town is just off the A470, which runs south to Cardiff and north through Brecon, Builth Wells and finishes in Llanidloes, North Wales.
Pontypridd is 20 minutes from Cardiff by car, or 30 minutes by train. Newport can be reached in 25 minutes by car. A trip to London takes two hours and 45 minutes by car via the M4.
The nearest international airports are Cardiff Airport, 33 minutes, and Bristol Airport, an hour and three minutes.
Places of interest
The town’s largest area of parkland is Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, which has children’s play areas, tennis courts and a pitch and putt. It’s also home to the National Lido of Wales. Barry Sidings Countryside Park, Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve and Dare Valley Country Park are all within driving distance.
There are plenty of historical attractions close to Pontypridd, including Llancaiach Fawr Manor which provides a great insight into life during the mid-17th century in South Wales. Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch are both just a short drive away from the town, while St Fagans National History Museum is a popular day out for families of all ages.
The award-winning Rhondda Heritage Park recreates the life and culture of a Welsh mining town, including Underground Experience tours. In the town itself, Pontypridd Museum looks into the town’s local history with permanent collections and regular exhibitions.
The town has two major sports teams - Pontypridd Rugby Football Club and Pontypridd Town AFC. It also plays host to a number of events throughout the year including the Rhondda Cynon Taff Book Festival, and the Big Welsh Bite food festival.
Close to Cardiff and Newport, the town is close to a number of major universities. The closest is The University of South Wales, which has a campus in Glyntaff and Treforest.
Pontypridd has good local facilities, with a lively town centre and a major cinema and bowling complex at Treforest retail park.