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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Treforest

Visit Treforest PlacesVisit Treforest places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Treforest places to visit. A unique way to experience Treforest’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Treforest as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Treforest (Welsh: Trefforest) is a village in the south-east of Pontypridd, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is situated in the Treforest electoral ward, along with the village of Glyntaff (or Glyn-Taf) along with its electoral ward. The village is historically connected with the Crawshay family, who established a major tinplate works in 1835. Treforest is now known for its association with the University of South Wales. When you visit Treforest, Walkfo brings Treforest places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Treforest Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Treforest

Visit Treforest – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 51 audio plaques & Treforest places for you to explore in the Treforest area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Treforest places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Treforest culture & places

The population of Treforest consists substantially of students living away from home, who often leave the village during the summer months. Treforest F.C. is affiliated to the South Wales Football Association and is full member of the Football Association of Wales.

Why visit Treforest with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Treforest PlacesYou can visit Treforest places with Walkfo Treforest to hear history at Treforest’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Treforest has 51 places to visit in our interactive Treforest map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Treforest, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Treforest places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Treforest & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 51 audio facts unique to Treforest places in an interactive Treforest map you can explore.”

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51 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Treforest tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Treforest


Best Treforest places to visit

Treforest has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Treforest’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Treforest’s information audio spots:

Treforest photo Upper Boat power station
Upper Boat power station supplied electricity to Pontypridd and the wider area from 1904 to 1972. The station was decommissioned in 1972 and was demolished in 1976. It was owned and operated by the South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company.
Treforest photo Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg
Ysgol Garth Olwg was the first Welsh language comprehensive school in the south of Wales. The school was previously known as Ysgol Gyfun Gyfun Rhydfelen and Ysygol Gyfun Garth Olwg. It is situated in Church Village, near Pontypridd, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Treforest photo Dynea Halt railway station
Dynea Halt was a small halt on the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway, and closed in 1956.
Treforest photo Calvert’s Engine
Calvert’s Engine or the Newbridge Colliery Engine is a beam engine of 1845. It is preserved on the campus of the University of Glamorgan, South Wales.
Treforest photo Mynydd Meio
Mynydd Meio is a 322-metre-high hill in the county borough of Caerphilly in South Wales. The high point is just over 200 m north of the trig point which sits at 322 metres (1,056 ft) above sea-level.
Treforest photo Pontypridd RFC
Pontypridd Rugby Football Club are a rugby union team. They play in the Indigo Group Premiership, which they won for four consecutive seasons between 2012 and 2015. They have won the Specsavers National Cup on 6 occasions, with the most recent being in 2014. Established in 1876, they have produced numerous players for Wales national rugby union.
Treforest photo Dewi Sant Hospital
Dewi Sant Hospital is a small hospital in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is managed by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.
Treforest photo Great Western Mine
Great Western Mine, also known as Hetty Pit, was a coal mine, at Hopkinstown, near Pontypridd, Glamorgan in South Wales.
Treforest photo Pontypridd Cottage Hospital
Pontypridd Cottage Hospital is a health facility in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is managed by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.
Treforest photo Universal Colliery
Universal Colliery was a coal mine located in Senghenydd in the Aber Valley, roughly four miles north-west of Caerphilly. Started in 1891, it became a ventilation facility for the Windsor Colliery in 1928 before complete closure in 1988.

Visit Treforest plaques

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Treforest has 4 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Treforest plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Treforest using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Treforest plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.