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Things to do in Ferndale, South Wales


Ferndale, like many other towns in the Rhondda Cynon Taff is a small but very closely knit community where locals are very welcoming and approachable.

The narrow winding roads have unique views over the surrounding valleys. One long narrow road leads you through many villages in the Rhondda and Ferndale is the last but one town along this long stretch.

In the heart of Ferndale you will notice the friendly atmosphere and the close relationships everyone has with each other. It seems a very safe place to live as all the locals seem to know each other.

The valleys are often thought of as a poor deprived area, but this is often a mistaken view of the typically small miners terrace housing with lots of character situated on the rows and rows of narrow streets.

Whereas the nearest city Cardiff is a built-up area of large shopping centres and housing developments, Ferndale has small townhouses that do not obstruct the views of some of the lovely unspoilt rolling valleys. Therefore, the views from Ferndale are breathtaking.

There are not many tourist attractions in Ferndale, however, nearby easily accessable towns have lots of attractions that give a great insight to the very detailed history of Wales including Welsh traditions and especially of the largest mining area of South Wales that is the Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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