Cyfarthfa Castle 1026

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Brief Description

The park and gardens are of great interest not only as the landscape setting for the Romantic mansion but also for their proximity and usefulness to the ironworks. The site was sold to the local corporation in 1909 and converted to a museum, art gallery and public park.

History

The house was built in 1825, and the grounds have developed since this date.

Visitor Facilities

The house is now a museum, and the building and grounds are open to the public daily except on Mondays.
Features
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is a Gothic mansion built as a mock castle.
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  • Terrace
  • Description: Narrow lawn terrace.
Stable Block, Lake, Kitchen Garden
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The house is now a museum, and the building and grounds are open to the public daily except on Mondays.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Park
History

Detailed History

Much of the park and gardens of Cyfartha Castle survived. The grounds were laid out between 1825 and the 1870s.

The castle is the most historically important ironmaster's house in Wales, built and developed immediately next to the ironworks by members of the Crawshay family.

The park and gardens are of great interest not only as the landscape setting for the Romantic mansion but also for their proximity and usefulness to the ironworks. The site was sold to the local corporation in 1909 and converted to a museum, art gallery and public park.

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
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