You’ve arrived in Merthyr Tydfil, the main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Wales. This much-loved area lies approximately 23 miles north of Cardiff, boasting several outstanding places to get an Afternoon Tea in Merthyr Tydfil.
If you’re looking to indulge in all of your favourite treats and snacks, look no further than here. Below, you will find a list of the best Afternoon Tea Merthyr Tydfil venues around. Each one has something unique to offer – as, hopefully, you’re about to find out!
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This historic town takes its name after Tydfil, a daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. According to legend, pagans killed the King’s daughter at Merthyr around 480 CE, leading to the settlement becoming “Merthyr Tydfil” in her honour.
Long before this tale, however, people had lived in and around the region for many thousands of years. The Romans arrived by about 47-53 CE, while the Normans had a presence here many centuries later. Yet no permanent settlement was formed until well into the Middle Ages.
The Industrial Revolution was a particularly prosperous time for Merthyr Tydfil due to its thriving ironworks. However, the decline in young men working in agriculture, as well as non-existent workers’ rights, culminated in the Merthyr Rising of 1831.
Thankfully, things have improved significantly over the last nearly 200 years. As such, there are today several quality-assured Afternoon Tea Merthyr Tydfil venues considered well worth visiting.