The Heritage Park Hotel is located in the heart of the Welsh valleys. Sitting a 30-minute drive north of Cardiff city centre and 30 minutes south of the Brecon Beacons, it has so much to offer.
This is a must-stay hotel for experiencing the best of city and country. To help plan your stay, we’ve selected the top tourist attractions all within a 40-minute drive from our hotel.
Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, the Welsh Mining Experience will give you a true taste of the local heritage which has shaped the landscape. Join the Black Gold Experience Underground Tour, led by miners that have actually worked in the coal mines of the Rhondda Valleys. They share their stories with you as you experience as you travel deep underground before riding the DRAM! The virtual coal dram which has a few surprised in store.
A 35-minute drive from the hotel, is the world’s fastest zip line. Experience panoramic views of the Welsh valleys as you glide down the top of Rhigos mountain. An experience you will never forget. You will also find the Tower Coaster in this attraction – Ethe first two-seater coaster of its kind in Europe. You will reach speeds of up to 25 mph over more than a 1 kilometer track. This is a must visit for thrill-seekers.
Drive just 30 minutes north of the hotel and you will reach the south of Brecon Beacons. Bursting at the seams with awe-inspiring walks – it’s a rambler’s paradise. If you want to experience incredible waterfalls – ‘Waterfall Country’ is a must. Head north-west to Glynneath and you’ll even find Henrhyd Falls – or ‘Batman’s cave’ as it’s now known after featuring in The Dark Knight Rises. If climbing big mountains is more your thing, just a 40-minute drive is the foot of Pen y Fan – south Wales’ tallest mountain. Climb early to reach the peak at sunrise, you won’t regret it.
The Royal Mint supplies all the nation’s coinage. It’s a 15-minute drive from the hotel and is a spectacular experience. Get unprecedented access to the Royal Mint and its history when you join the guided tour. Learn about the process of manufacturing our coins, see behind the scenes’ areas of the operation and you will even have the chance to strike your own coin. A great experience come rain or shine.
This is the perfect family day out. Experience three, wonderful outdoor pools just a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Suitable for all ages, the main pool, activity pool and splash pool will make your day out at the lido, one to remember. The splash pool, in particular, is a huge hit for younger water-loves with its notorious umbrella water fountain.
Home to over 160 retailers and places to eat, this is a shoppers’ paradise nd just 35 minutes from the hotel. With big brands such as Vivienne Westwood, John Lewis, and Jo Malone, to high-street favourites like Zara, H&M and NewLook, there is so much choice in Wales’ number one shopping destination. For a special treat, head to The Ivy and experience pure opulence during your day shopping in the heart of the capital.