New Homes in Abercynon
Live the life
Located in the South Wales valleys just a short drive from Cardiff, Abercynon is a historic mining village with good transport connections and lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re visiting museums, exploring the countryside or taking the kids to the park, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Abercynon.
Things to see and do
Abercynon is close to a number of historic sites including Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch. Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery is nearby, while Brecon Mountain Railway is a heritage train line that’s popular with people of all ages.
If you enjoy a leisurely weekend round of golf, you can practice your swing at Whitehall Golf Course and Pontypridd Golf Course. For families there are lots of great parks in the local area, including Rhondda Heritage Park, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Barry Sidings Countryside Park.
Other places of interest near to your new home in Abercynon include Lido Ponty, The Royal Mint Experience in Pontyclun, and the Brecon Beacons National Park. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, Cardiff is home to high street, designer and independent shops in the city centre at St David’s shopping centre and along the pedestrianised Queen Street.
For families moving to Abercynon, it’s good to know that there are plenty of schools to choose from in the local area. Tyn-y-Wern Primary, Abercynon Primary and Cardinal Newman R.C. are rated ‘good’ by Estyn, while St John Baptist High School is rated ‘excellent’.
For older children thinking about studying for a degree, the University of South Wales, Cardiff University and the University of Wales are all within easy reach of your new home in Abercynon.
Getting to Abercynon
Abercynon is well connected by both road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting for work or visiting family friends in nearby towns and cities. The village is a 25 minute car journey from Cardiff or 40 minutes by train, while the journey from Merthyr Tydfil is even quicker, just 15 minutes by car or 20 minutes by train.
When it’s time to go on holiday, Cardiff Airport is the nearest international airport, around 45 minutes away by car, while Bristol Airport can be reached in around one hour 20 minutes depending on traffic.