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Aberdare is a town in the Cynon Valley which is located within Rhondda Cynon Taf. It’s a bustling area, as the most populous area of the borough, and has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Aberdare offers the perfect mix of urban hotspots and natural beauty, making it a popular tourist spot as well as a great place to settle down. Aberdare is around 20 miles from Cardiff and 22 miles from Swansea, as well as offering easy access to the Brecon Beacons and Merthyr Tydfil.

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Natural Attractions

Nature enthusiasts aren’t short of places to explore in and around Aberdare, with Aberdare Valley Country Park less than a mile from the town, spanning over 500 acres of breath-taking countryside, walks and hiking trails. The town is just outside of the Brecon Beacons National Park too, which offers a great selection of outdoor activities and ancient monuments, including cairns and standing stones, and flora and fauna.

Shopping and Entertainment

Aberdare is the biggest town in the Rhondda Cynon Taf borough and, as a result, it has a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. There’s a good mix of high street stores and independent boutiques, as well as an indoor market. Foodies will love the great range of restaurants and cafés here, serving up a mix of classic Welsh fare and international cuisine. It’s also worth checking out the local pubs, many of which serve the local beer from Aberdare’s own brewery.


Aberdare has its own rugby union team – Aberdare RFC – which was established in 1890 and currently place at the Ynys Stadium. There’s also a football team here, which go by Aberdare Town FC.

Festivals and Events

Aberdare itself has its own festival which takes place in Aberdare Park and showcases music, live entertainment and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. But the town is also close to several other major towns and cities in the area where residents can enjoy a great mix of music and food festivals, film events and fairs, such as the Vintage Festival in Cardiff and music festivals in Newport.

Historical Landmarks

Aberdare has a rich history and there’s several landmarks and museums within the town to explore. Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery is situated on the outskirts of the town, on the site of the old Gadlys Ironworks which showcases Aberdare’s iron-producing part. There’s also the Penderyn Distillery which is close by and serves as a popular tourist destination thanks to its exhibitions showing the history of Welsh whisky. The town is also home to St John’s Church, an ancient parish church which dates back to 1189, and St Elvan’s Church which crowns the town centre with a 180-foot spire.


There are several schools in the town, including Aberdare Community School, St John the Baptist School and Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun. Aberdare also has a college for older students – Coleg y Cymoedd. There are also primary schools for younger children, including Aberdare Park Primary and Blaengwawr County Primary Schools.

Popular Areas

Properties in Aberdare vary from modern developments and vast detached family homes to terraced properties in the centre of the town that offer great access to amenities. Aberdare is a town that suits a variety of people, but it’s particularly popular with professionals who don’t want to be in the heart of the city but need easy access to the likes of Cardiff and Swansea, and families who want a balance of amenities and outdoor space. There are also new developments cropping up around the town, such as three-bedroom homes in the Cwm Heulwen site.

NEXA South Wales | Estate Agent In Aberdare

Situated on Park Street, Treforest, NEXA South Wales is your expert local estate agency. Voted one of the Best Estate Agency Groups in the UK, we stand out from the crowd of traditional estate agents in South Wales and provide a personalised approach to property.

At the core of NEXA’s ethos is the rich rugby culture weaved through our business. We proudly boast renowned rugby names in our directorship such as the unforgettable regional star Rob Higgitt whose admirable career saw his position develop from Bristol’s defensive line to joining the Scarlets and landing the final try against his former club in their 2008 27-0 victory.

Previously trading as Rocket Residential, our established agency and team joined the NEXA Properties Group to further improve our customer service standards with the unique customer-centric NEXA business model. Since then, we have continued to grow and develop our team and modern, fun customer-centric brand allowing us to revolutionise the estate agency from within.

So, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, let, or invest in South Wales – we can help!

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