The River Taff is a river in Wales. It rises as two rivers in the Brecon Beacons — the Taf Fechan and the Taf Fawr — before joining to form the Taff north of Merthyr Tydfil. The river supports a number of migratory fish, including salmon, sea trout, and eel.Work out when and for how long to visit River Taff and other Cardiff attractions using our handy Cardiff trip itinerary maker site.
From its confluence at Cefn-coed-y-cymmer, the river flows south, passing several towns. It picks up a few tributaries, such as the River Cynon, River Rhondda, Bargoed Taf and Nant Clydach. It flows through Pontypridd and through to Taff's Well, the site of Wales' only thermal spring. It flows underneath the M4 Motorway, before turning southeastward and flowing through the Cardiff suburbs of Radyr, Whitchurch, Llandaff, Pontcanna, the city centre and Grangetown, before emptying into Cardiff Bay, near to the mouth of the River Ely.
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Visiting Cardiff, its hard not to notice the River Taff the main waterway through Cardiff to the Bay. Nice for walks and relaxing. more »
Great to see the river Taff recovering and supporting wildlife again. Lovely to walk along the Taff trail in the autumn when the leaves are changing colour. more »
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Cardiffs capital river , lots of widlife Sean's ducks and occasionally geese boat rides available to go up and down the Taff and an Aquabus to take you into the bay for shopping g from a landing stage not far from Cardiff castle
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