Getting & Staying

A guide to get too and stay in Merthyr Tydfil

A Warm Welcome Awaits You In Merthyr Tydfil.

Merthyr Tydfil is one of the most historically fascinating and beautiful regions of Wales and is ideally placed between Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff the Welsh capital.

Getting to the Festival

By Car

Getting to Merthyr Tydfil by car couldn’t be easier. From the east, exit the M4 at junction 32 and take the A470. From the west, exit the M4 at junction 43 and take the A465.

The Midlands and M5 are easily accessed via the M50, A40 and A465 Heads of the Valleys road, which are largely dual carriageway. The excellent road network means that Merthyr Tydfil is within easy reach from many towns and cities.

By Bus

Merthyr Tydfil bus station is in the heart of the town centre with easy access to the festival. There are buses every 15 minutes to Cardiff whilst other regular services link to Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Abergavenny, Hereford and Pontypridd amongst others. We are easily reached from a number of major towns and cities in Wales. To find out more, please visit or phone 0871 200 2233.

By Train

There is a train service every ½ hour between Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff with the journey taking 1 hour. From Cardiff, you can connect to the national rail network. To find out more, please visit or phone 0871 200 2950. Merthyr Tydfil train station is in the middle of the town centre with easy access to the shops via Beacons Place or to the southern end of the town centre via the Masonic Street steps.

Staying in Merthyr Tydfil


With the demand of camping for the festival we've teamed with Grawen Farm Camping and Caravan Park which is located 4 miles for Merthyr Tydfil Town Centreon the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Throughout the weekend there'll be a shuttle service available too and from the park.

Camper vans

If you're planning your stay for the festival by campervan then there will be oppurtunity to park your van in a conveniently located car park close to the festival for a small charge (tbc). Click on the link below if you would like to register you interest:

Hotels / B&B's

There are many hotels and b&bs's avaialble in the Merthyr Tydfil area. The closet options being:
Castle Hotel
The Imperial
Travel Lodge
Premier Inn
The Bessemer
Nant Ddu Lodge

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