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About Aberdare Festival


Aberdare Park is often referred to as the jewel in Aberdare’s crown and it’s not hard to see why. 
This beautifully preserved Victorian public park celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and there are many reasons to visit.  Alongside the boating lake , bowling greens, tennis courts and children’s play park, the Gorsedd Circle from the 1956 National Eisteddfod  still stands as does the intricate cast iron fountain – one of only three of its kind in the country – made to commemorate the Coronation of King George V.  In the summer, local bands play on the bandstand.
For the ultimate adrenalin rush, visit the park during July and watch the Aberdare Park Road Races, where motorcycles race around the National Road Racing circuit.

Please note: some attractions will incur additional charges