Nantgarw & Taffs Well
Nantgarw is a village in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf located close to the A470, within easy reach of Pontypridd (5.5 miles) and Cardiff City centre (7.5 miles).
Traditionally Nantgarw is known for its porcelain produced 1813-1814, and later between 1817-1820 at the Nantgarw Pottery, commemorated at the Nantgarw Chinaworks Museum, as well as the Nantgarw tradition of folk dancing. These days Natgarw is home to a plethora of businesses and headquarters, including Cadw and GE Aviation, plus a Coleg y Cymoedd college campus. Local entertainment includes a cinema, indoor 10-pin bowling and a number of popular restaurants.
Taff's Well (Welsh: Ffynnon Taf) is a semi-rural village, community and electoral ward located 6 miles North of Cardiff, situated just off Junction 32 of the M4 Motorway. Though administratively represented by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council, Taff's Well is often used as a commuter town for the City of Cardiff.
The village is overlooked by Garth Mountain, the inspiration for the fictional "Ffynnon Garw" featured in the book and film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. Taff's Well also contains the only thermal spring in Wales, which is thought to rise along a fault-line from the Carboniferous Limestone in a similar manner to the warm springs at Bristol and Bath, and is often regarded as a spiritual site.
Pontyclun & Miskin
Pontyclun (or Pont-y-clun) is a village in the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff that’s has seen a sharp increase in its population in the last ten years as people migrate south from the South Wales Valleys, and west from the capital city of Cardiff; the latter being just 20 minutes away by train.
Miskin is a village approximately 2 miles south of Llantrisant in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff. The village originated as a small hamlet known as New Mill, which grew around New Mill farm. Miskin is part of the Pontyclun electoral ward.
The CF72 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Beddau, Bryncae, Brynna, Brynsadler, Brynteg, Cowbridge, Creigiau/St. Fagans, Cross Inn, Groesfaen, Hensol, Llanharan, Llanharry, Llantrisant, Llantrisant Town, Miskin, Mwyndy, Penprysg, Peterston-super-Ely, Pontyclun, Pont-y-clun, Rhiwsaeson, Talbot Green, Talygarn, Tonyrefail East, Tyla Garw, Ynysmaerdy.
The beautiful hilltop town of Llantrisant is one of the most historic towns in Wales, its streets lined with 18th and early 19th century cottages, galleries and tea rooms. Stroll up beyond the Bull Ring (main square) and you’ll find an 11th Century Parish Church and the remains of Llantrisant Castle.
Llantrisant is home to all kinds of thriving small businesses, as well as The Royal Mint which not only makes and distributes all UK coins, but is also the world's leading export mint, making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year.
Church Village & Tonteg
Church Village (Welsh: Pentre'r Eglwys) is a large village in the historic parish and community of Llantwit Fardre, located within the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff. The village is centrally located being around 4 miles from the local principal towns of Llantrisant to the southwest and Pontypridd to the north, and is situated around 10 miles northwest of Cardiff city centre.
Tonteg is a village around 3.5miles from Pontypridd, 9 miles north-west of Cardiff and 4 miles north-east of Llantrisant, within the community of Llantwit Fardre. Tonteg is situated next to Church Village and the boundaries between the two villages are blurred. A significant part of the Treforest Industrial Estate falls within the Willowford area of Tonteg, where many businesses and headquarters are based.
The CF38 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Beddau, Church Village, Efail Isaf, Llantrisant Town, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Tonteg, Ton-teg, Tyn-y-nant, Upper Church Village.
Both a University and Market Town, Pontypridd is the principal town of Rhondda Cynon Taff, situated 12 miles north of the capital city of Cardiff. Pontypridd is often abbreviated “Ponty” by local residents.
The town is well known for its landmarks and rich history, including The Old Bridge, Rocking Stone and Ynysangharad Park which now also includes the very popular Lido Ponty.
The CF37 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Abercynon, Beddau, Cilfynydd, Coed Y Cwm, Coedpenmaen, Coed-Y-Cwm, Cymmer, Glyncoch, Glyntaff, Graig, Graigwen, Hawthorn, Hopkinstown, Llantwit Fardre, Llanwonno, Maesycoed, Nelson, Pantygraigwen, Penycoedcae, Pontypridd, Pontypridd Town, Pwllgwaun, Rhondda, Rhydfelen Central/Ilan, Rhydyfelin, Ton-teg, Trallwn, Trallwng, Treforest, Treforest Industrial Estate, Trehafod, Upper Boat, Ynysybwl.