Bordered by Powys to the north and the Vale of Glamorgan to the south, the county is made up of 3 valleys, the Cynon Valley, the Rhondda Valley and the Taff-Ely Valley. One of the many attractions in the area is the Rhondda Heritage Park with its insight into the character and culture of the South Wales Valleys with its history of mining communities.
Aberdare - plenty of small shops, cafés, hotels and pubs in the town. The 2 main shopping streets have now been pedestrianised, allowing for a more enjoyable visit. There is also the Aberdare Indoor Market offering a great range of goods.
Glyncoch, Llantrisant, Llantwit Fardre
Mountain Ash - situated in the Cynon Valley and has its own railway station which is on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Train Line. Nestled on top of the Cefnpennar mountain is the Mountain Ash Golf Club which has fantastic views to the north towards the Brecon Beacons and over the surrounding Cynon Valley. Mountain Ash contains the outlying villages of Cefnpennar, Cwmpennar, Darranlas and Fernhill, along with Glenboi, Newtown, Miskin and Penrhiwceiber.
Pontypridd - twinned with Nürtingen, Esslingen, south Germany, Pontypridd is the principal town of Rhondda Cynon Taf and is situated 12 miles north of Cardiff.
Porth - the gateway to the Rhondda Fach and Rhondda Fawr valleys. Porth has the Rhondda Heritage Park situated nearby in the village of Trehafod, celebrating the coal mining history of the Rhondda. While your in Rhondda Cynon Taf the Porth railway station, on the Rhondda Line, is conveniently located in the town centre with services to Cardiff and Treherbert.