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If you are travelling from Cardiff to Aberdare for a business trip or just a well-deserved break, taking the train allows you to enjoy a relaxing journey and arrive fully refreshed.

With trains operating throughout the day, pick the time that suits you for the hour journey, and booking is made even easier with our downloadable app.Take advantage of our free Wifi, keeping you well connected on your day out in Aberdare.

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The busy town of Aberdare is found in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. Having a history in the iron and coal mining industry, this town is now bustling with shops and other attractions, so there is plenty to do and see for everyone in the family.

Take a stroll through the delightful Dare Valley Country Park, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the grassy lawns and wooded glades. This park is a home to a variety of birds, perfect for early morning or afternoon bird-watching. This is a great opportunity for the young ones to see these species up close and not on a computer screen.

Keep fit while enjoying a scenic view of the Cynon Valley by heading to the Aberdare Golf Club, home to one of Britain’s most famous golfers, Dai Rees. The beautifully kept 18 hole course is perfect for beginners and the more experienced, and allows you plenty of time and space if you’re still figuring out how to swing a club.

Learn more about Cynon Valley’s history by heading for the Cynon Valley Museum. From galleries about social history to exhibits showcasing local artists, this museum is a treat for those looking for a more educational tour. Take home a little souvenir from their gift shop, featuring a wide range of handcrafted gems, a memento of your day out in glorious Aberdare.

Don’t miss out on this special journey to Aberdare by booking your trip ahead of time. Get a discount with our Multiflex tickets and you’ll be left with more money to spare! Let your friends and family tag along - they’ll definitely appreciate our Group discounts. Want to go in your own time? Take advantage of our Anytime tickets and catch the train whenever you want. Start planning your trip and book your tickets now!

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