Map of Merthyr Tydfil
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This is a map of the town of Merthyr Tydfil. Full details of roads, streets, motorways and landmarks can be found on this map.
Merthyr Tydfil is a town within Wales. It was formerly known to be the largest town in wales, but currently it ranks as Wales’s 14th largest urban area, with a population of around 30,000 people. Merthyr Tydfil is located within the borders of Glamorgan, a historic county. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough is currently home to Merthyr Tydfil’s administrative area.
The town’s name supposedly derives from Saint Tydfil, according to legend. Saint Tydfil was the daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. In the words of the legend, Saint Tydfil was slain by pagans around the year of 480, in Merthyr. Merthyr Tydfil was the name given to the surrounding area in her honour.
The literal translation has caused some confusion as the literal translation for the word Merthyr, is Martyr. Although in the context it is usually seen as “church” referring to a memory of a saint on their grave. There are several towns in south Wales that share the Merthyr name, including Merhyr Dyfan, Merthyr Mawr and Merthyr Cynog.
The town is well known for holding many cultural events. Poetry evenings are held in the evenings in the town by local writers and poets. Cyfartha Castle and park are often host to music festivals. The county is also home to several heritage and historical groups.
Many of Merthyr Tydfil’s old buildings have been transformed into modern community venues, such as the Zoar Chapel being turned into a community arts venue, or the Old Town Hall being turned into a new cultural centre.