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Located in South Wales, Merthyr Tydfil is a popular town for tourists wanting to experience a slice of rural life in the British countryside. It is one of the biggest towns in Wales, and with most road signs translated into English, as well as the traditional language, it is an easy place to explore by car.
Merthyr Tydfil is believed to have been named after the daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog, Saint Tydfil. Legend has it that she was killed by Pagans here, so the town was subsequently named in her memory. Much of the myths and legends about the area are best picked up from the locals, who were all fully-briefed on their town's history from an early age and happy to share their knowledge.
Wales is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and there are many places to explore. Sitting in the South Wales Valleys, the town is just below the Brecon Beacons National Park (pictured above), which is a great place for hiking, cycling and family picnics.
For serious cyclists, a National Cycle Route also passes through the town, offering wonderful scenery. The Brecon Mountain Railway is a fun trip out and should be ridden simply for the stunning views. The railway is easily accessed by car or bicycle.
The Taff Bargoed Valley is the best area for outdoor pursuits, with the Summit Centre, formerly known as the Welsh International Climbing Centre, and a huge park to explore. For a spot of history, visit the nearby towns of Bedlinog and Treharris, where you will find quaint shops and cafes in its pretty streets.
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Buses only operate between major towns, such as Ebbw Vale to the east, Aberdare to the west and Pontypridd to the south, so opting for car hire during your stay here is definitely your best bet to seeing the countryside and its many attractions, including Brecon Beacon's National Park to the north of Merthyr Tydfil.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).