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Porth is a town in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff, traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, lying in the Rhondda Valley. It is regarded as the gateway to the valleys, as the Welsh word "porth" means "gate" when translated into English. Porth is a predominantly English-speaking community.

Porth grew around the coal mining industry, but as with much of south Wales, all the local pits have now closed. The town lies near the Rhondda Heritage Park (in Trehafod), which offers a huge insight into the life of the coal mining community that existed in the area until the 1980s. Visitors can experience the life of the coal miners on a guided tour through one of the mine shafts of the Lewis Merthyr colliery. The tours are led by former colliery workers.

Porth also boasts an array of public houses, the first of which traveling towards the top of the Rhondda Valley is The Heritage Park Hotel. The HPH is renowned for its Friday night disco, which is aimed at the more mature residents of the surrounding area, and the celebrity entertainment shows, with regular artists being Mike Doyle, Owen Money and Mike Read. Customers travel from all over the South Wales valleys to experience the food on offer, particularly the famous Porth Pie, made at the hotel from the very finest cuts of welsh beef, and containing of course the Famous Mystery Ingredient. The Sunday Carvery is also a South Wales Favorite and the friendly nature of the staff is a template for High Class Customer Service.

The one-way system around Porth town centre is viewed by locals and visitors alike as a wonder of modern town centre planning. Many visitors have been known to go around the system about three times before leaving the system for pure enjoyment.

The town is also the home of The Pop Factory, which is a TV and Recording Studio.The owners also contribute a great deal to the local area, and are organising Tom Jones homecoming concert at Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd on May 28 2005.

Porth crater on Mars is named after the town.


 Trains in Porth: Porth is on the Rhondda Line


 Libraries in Porth:
 Porth Library
       Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       CF39 9PG
       01443 682785
 Mon 9:30am-5:15pm
       Tue 9:30am-5:15pm
       Wed 9:30am-5:15pm
       Thur 9:30am-5:15pm
       Fri 1:00pm-8:00pm
       Sat 9:00am-12:00 noon
 Wheelchair Access to both floors


 Rugby in Porth:
 Porth Harlequins RFC
       Nythbran Terrace
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9TW
 01443 681066


 Pubs/Bars in Porth:
 Apollo II
       Aberrhondda Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0LD
 01443 682400

 The Black Rock
       Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9PH
 01443 682013

 Colliers Arms
       Glynfach Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9LF
 01443 684424

 Farmers Arms Hotel
       Trebanog Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9EL
 01443 688210

 The Lodge
       Eirw Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9LT
 01443 685393

 Llwyncelyn Hotel
       1 North Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9SH
 01443 682119

 New York Hotel
       York Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9UP
 01443 682767

 Rhondda Hotel
       High Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9AD

 The Rickards Arms
       Trebanog Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9EP
 01443 688023

 Rheola Hotel
       Rheola Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0LE
 01443 682633

 Rhondda Hotel
       High Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9AD
 01443 688125

 The Station Hotel
       Ynyshir Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0EN

 Trebanog Arms
       Trebanog Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9DU
 01443 686161

 Tynewydd Hotel
       Tynewydd Square
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0LH

 Wattstown Hotel
       Aberllechau Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0PB
 01443 730228

 Ynyshir Hotel
       Ynyshir Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0EL
 01443 686791


 Hotels in Porth:
 The Porth Hotel
       Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9PH
 01443 682013

 Station Hotel
       Ynyshir Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0EN
 01443 687792

 The Tynewydd Hotel
       Aberrhondda Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0LD
 01443 686661


 Cafes in Porth:
 Cafe Royale
       39 Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RB
 01443 682129

 Corner Cafe
       117 Ynyshir Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0EW
 01443 681937

 Empire Cafe
       74 Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9PL
 01443 682302

 Stanleys
       65 Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RA
 01443 681403


 Take Aways in Porth:
 AJ's (Fish and Chips)
       19 Porth Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RT
 01443 687236

 Chicken Run
       47 Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RA
 01443 684000

 Kam He
       97-98 Ynyshir Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0EN
 01443 682867

 Phoenix
       40 Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RB
 01443 687017

 Porth Palace
       175 Aberrhondda Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0LF
 01443 686884

 Silver Star
       1 North Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9SF
 01443 685134

 Tran's Takeaway
       3 River Terrace
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9LS
 01443 684075

 W Rees (Fish and Chips)
       44 High Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9AP
 01443 682392


 Other in Porth:
 Bronwydd Swimming Pool
       Caemawr Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9BY
 01443 682817

 Cymmer Workmen's Hall & Institute
       Office Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9AH
 01443 682501

 The Palladium
       Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RA
 01443 682635

 Porth Snooker Club
       20 Hannah Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9RB
 01443 681632

 Union Jack Ex Servicemens Club Ltd
       Gynor Place
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0NR
 01443 682163

 Wyndham Constitutional Club Ltd
       69 Cymmer Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9BE
 01443 682529

 Ynyshir & District Working Mens Club
       Aberrhondda Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0AU
 01443 682117


 Retail in Porth:
 Co-op Superstore
       Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       Rhondda Cyan Taff
       CF39 9BA

 Lidl
       Cynmer Road
       Porth
       CF39 9BL
 0870 444 1234


 Places of Worship in Porth:
 All Saints Church
       Birchgrove Street
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9UU
 01443 682401

 Porth United Reformed Church
       Pontypridd Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 9PF
 01443 682719

 St Anne's Church
       Church Terrace
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0HE
 01443 684148

 St Mary Magdalene's Church
       The Presbytery
       Turberville Road
       Porth
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF39 0NF
 01443 682689



 

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