Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Aberdare

The countryside and parks create a pretty picture of Aberdare. This welcoming and relaxing city is well known for its restaurants, bars and theme park. Castell Coch and Museum of Welsh Life are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Aberdare

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Aberdare a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • BikePark Wales (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Treharris Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Pen y Fan (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Neath Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Brecon Golf Club (16 mi / 25.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Aberdare

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Aberdare is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Treharris Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Rhondda Valley (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Pen y Fan (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Victoria Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Aberavon Beach (18 mi / 28.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Aberdare

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 22.5 mi (36.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Swansea (SWS), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Aberdare Station or Cwmbach Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Aberdare?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 317 holiday lettings around Aberdare. From 91 cottages to 91 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Aberdare?

If you're yearning for a quiet escape from the urban jungle, you're in luck! Leave the stressful noise behind and enjoy the sweet sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 33 rural holiday properties in this destination. On the hunt for a different holiday style? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 31 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 12 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Aberdare?

If you're looking for a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a terrific idea. You'll have plenty of space for all manner of holiday activities. There are 216 options currently on HomeAway. Prices begin at £47 per night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Cottage: 50 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 20 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £47 per night.
  • Apartment: 14 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.

Can I stay in Aberdare in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a getaway with the extended family or spending a few nights away with all your old school friends, it's always loads of fun being under the same roof! The good news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. 48 house holiday rentals are available. Presently, they're the top choice here for large groups. Properties for rent around here that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 122 rental accommodation ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as £76.
  • If you have 12 in your crew, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 54 rental accommodation that are ideal. Prices begin at just £193 per night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent suitable for 8 guests? You'll be delighted to hear we have 50 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £112 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can take your dad, your brother and all your friends to Aberdare.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Aberdare?

Forget those soulless chain-hotel rooms! Savour the freedom of living like a local in a cost-effective holiday rental instead. Feast your eyes on the fabulous options available now on HomeAway. When it comes to getting your hands on a great deal, your first port of call should be Riverside. Here, HomeAway has 60 holiday rentals at an average price of £94 per night. Melingriffith is another great option. We've got holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £108 a night.