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Address: 4 Chapel Row, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1BN, Wales
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+44 1685 723112

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Sadly closed but you still "get it"

To see this tiny house and realise it nurtured the great Joseph Parry - and a tune known not just in the UK but famously in the US. The remains of the large building at the end of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

To see this tiny house and realise it nurtured the great Joseph Parry - and a tune known not just in the UK but famously in the US. The remains of the large building at the end of the terrace is unexplained and the info on the canal wanting but still go and see it

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

its not huge but very interesting Easy to get to but not lots of parking very close I would suggest parking on the small industrial site opposite Plenty there and its 2-5 minute walk. Chapel Row cottages have historical links to the former Cyfarthfa Ironworks .the living room includes the stove, which contains a bread oven; it was this was... More 

Thank AEL73
Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit. Can only view Thursday to Saturday 2-5pm. Just off the a470. Well signposted. Nothing else there though. 3 parking spaces

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

A delightful cottage with furnishings exactly replicating the times when joseph parry was there,good to show children the times past in merthyr Tydfil

Thank lizevans21
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have tried to visit Joseph Parry's birthplace several times, but it has been closed, so we're very pleased to be able to get inside! We parked on the grass verge just outside, and spent a pleasant half hour looking at the inside of the cottage. The downstairs rooms are furnished as in the nineteenth century, when Parry's family lived... More 

Thank Millie024
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Joseph Parry is best known for his love song, Myfanwy, but his work is much wider than that and little known. The cottage is small and typical for industrial workers of his day. It;s worth an hour or so of your time. We got the staff to open up out of the usual visiting time and she (Rachel) was very... More 

Thank Pendaking
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Staff offer a lot of information to visitors. The house remains unchanged and is very interesting to visit.

1 Thank David T
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

The cottage where Welsh musician and composser Joseph Parry lived. The cottage is very small and is one of a little row of cottages that are now all grade 2 listed buildings. The cottages either side of Joseph Parry's are still occupied to this day. The problem with this cottage is that it is only open for visitors to go... More 

6 Thank cheriegareth
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Would recommend a visit just to see the size of house where 4 adults+8 children lived-Joseph Parry's Father was a puddler in the Iron Works-so he had a larger cottage than the lesser workers who had 1 up 1 down .This was a 2 up 2 down-water was from the River at the back of the cottage or Canal from... More 

3 Thank liz1910
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Could not get to see it. Place is only open on Sat and SUnday afternoons. This is not published and there are contradictory signs outside. We tried twice.

2 Thank Keith P

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