Morlais Park Circular is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length3.9 miElevation gain587 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric sitepub-walk
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Morlais Castle is a 13th-century castle above the Taff Gorge near the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Not much remains today of the castle first begun by Gilbert de Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester on land claimed by Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford. Warfare broke out between the Earls in 1290 and they were severely admonished and fined by King Edward I of England, who had to march down from North Wales to intervene. The castle is believed to have never been finished completely, probably because the location was too remote and exposed to serve as a residence. Today, one room, some walls and part of the moat are all that remain of this 13th-century castle with sweeping views.

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