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Dare Valley Country Park

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General

500 acres of countryside with walks and trails and family fun within a mile of Aberdare town centre. Centrally based Dare Valley is and ideal location to explore this fascinating region. Immediately South of the Brecon Beacons and only 23 miles from the Capital City Cardiff.

A level site consisting of 38 hard standing pitches for touring caravans with electric hook up and 40 tent pitches over three tiers.

Our Cafeteria is open from 9am - 5pm daily serving hearty breakfasts, snacks, lunch and refreshments all freshly prepared onsite.

We have 2 children's playgrounds, the largest being adjacent to the campsite with swings, slides and sand pit.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Dare Valley Caravan & Camping Site Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, CF44 7RG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7109°N 3.4575°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Aberdare: Duke Street Bus Station — 0.7 miles
Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station — 4.1 miles
Pontypridd Bus Station — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Aberdare Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Cwmbach Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Fernhill Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Ferry ports
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 19.7 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 20.2 miles
Channel View Waterbus Stop — 20.9 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 22.2 miles
Swansea Airport — 27.3 miles

Directions


Head for Aberdare town centre, make sure you enter the town and take the A4233 road to Maerdy. This will take you up a steep hill called Monk Street, take the 4th turning on the right into Highland place, you will look like you're heading in to a housing estate, don't panic! Follow the road around and you will see the entrance in to the Country Park. The Visitor Centre and Reception are approx 1 mile along this road.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Green Meadow Riding Centre is situated within the park and is just a 5 minute walk from caravan/campsite to book contact 01685 874961

Brecon Beacons National Park is only a short 30 minute drive, an area of outstanding natural beauty where you will find a wide range of walks, tourist information and Visitor Centre.

Penderyn Distillery, nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, the home of award winning Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky. You can book a tour of the distillery or visit the gift shop. Phone 01685 813300.

Aberdare Golf Club was founded in 1921 and is just 1 mile from Aberdare town centre. Acres of manicured meadow lawns and mature oaks forms the contours of this parkland course. Phone 01685 871188.

Must see

  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (4.6 miles)
  • Brecon Mountain Railway (7.2 miles)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (12.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (13.9 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (26.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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