Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Aberdare

The countryside and parks create a pretty picture of Aberdare. This welcoming and relaxing city is known for its restaurants, bars and theme park. Castell Coch and Museum of Welsh Life are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Aberdare

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Aberdare a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • BikePark Wales (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Treharris Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Pen y Fan (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Neath Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Brecon Golf Club (16 mi / 25.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Aberdare

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Aberdare is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Treharris Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Rhondda Valley (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Pen y Fan (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Victoria Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Aberavon Beach (18 mi / 28.9 km)

How to get to and around Aberdare

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 22.5 mi (36.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Swansea (SWS), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Aberdare Station or Cwmbach Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Aberdare?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 305 holiday lettings near Aberdare. From 211 Houses to 17 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Aberdare is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Aberdare?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Aberdare:

  • Butetown: 63 holiday homes
  • Riverside: 79 holiday homes
  • Pontcanna: 74 holiday homes
  • Leckwith: 40 holiday homes
  • Roath: 50 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Aberdare?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Aberdare. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cwmbach Station: 680 holiday lettings
  • Aberdare Station: 601 holiday lettings
  • Tondu Station: 642 holiday lettings
  • Cardiff International Sports Village: 490 holiday lettings
  • Sophia Gardens: 457 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Aberdare listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aberdare?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 211 Houses in Aberdare. Our other popular types of Aberdare holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 55 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Aberdare?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Aberdare. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.