Llandaff, a small decayed village, but the seat of a diocese, founded in the 5th century, having a half ruined Cathedral, 270 feet long, chiefly in the early English style.
Cowbridge, with its ancient and well-endowed Grammar School. Five miles beyond is situated Fouman Castle, the seat of Oliver Jones, Esq.: it belonged to the St. John’s, of Bletsoe, and Colonel Jones, the regicide, and contains a beautiful portrait of Cromwell.
The scenery of the vale of Cynon here is charming. A little beyond there is a junction with the Vale of Neath Railway to Merthyr.
Taff Vale Main Line continued
Merthyr Tydvil is a parliamentary borough, and great mining town, in South Wales, 21 miles from Cardiff, with which there is railway communication by a branch out of the South Wales line.
For continuation of this route along the Wye, &c, see Brecon and Merthyr.
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