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Merthyr Tydfil (/ˈmɜːrθər ˈtɪdvɪl/; Welsh: Merthyr Tudful [ˈmɛrθɨr ˈtɨːdvɨ̞l]) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 62,500, situated approximately 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff. Once the largest town in Wales, it is now the 10th largest urban area in Wales. It is in the historic county of Glamorgan and is currently the main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough administered by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. Both the town and the county borough are often referred to as 'Merthyr'. According to legend, the town is named after Saint Tydfil, a daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. According to her legend, she was slain at Merthyr by pagans around 480; the place was subsequently named Merthyr Tydfil in her honour. Although merthyr generally means "martyr" in modern Welsh, the meaning here is closer to the Latin martyrium: the mausoleum or church built over the relics of a martyr. Similar examples, all from south Wales, include Merthyr Cynog, Merthyr Dyfan and Merthyr Mawr. The Cornish and Breton language equivalents, in place names, are merther and merzher.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom. The nearest major city to Merthyr Tydfil is Bath. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Bath for its bountiful attractions like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent on your trip to Merthyr Tydfil. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • Merthyr Tydfil: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Merthyr Tydfil for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Merthyr Tydfil.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Merthyr Tydfil - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.06 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Merthyr Tydfil

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Merthyr Tydfil

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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