The Valleys

Things to see and do

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Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!

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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Marine Colliery Pump

Cwm,

On the site of the former Marine Colliery at the southern end of Cwm is a large steam-pumping engine built by Hathorn Davey of Leeds in 1893 and form...

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Parc Taf Bargoed

High Street, Trelewis, Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil

Set in the beautiful Taff Bargoed Valley, which is also home to the Rock UK Summit Centre, Parc Taf Bargoed is the hidden gem of Merthyr Tydfil Count...

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St Gwynno Church

Vaynor, Merthyr Tydfil ,

The original Vaynor Church, dedecated to St Gwynno, was built in 874 or 714 but was burnt down during the battle of Maesvaynor which took place in 12...

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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre.

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Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Pontypridd

Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coa...

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Cwmcarn Forest & Visitor Centre

Nantcarn Road, Cwmcarn, Crosskeys,

Cwmcarn forest offers a range of activities and events for all the family, childrens explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and many walking routes...

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Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge

Aberbeeg,

Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse...

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Merthyr Mawr Village and Sand Dunes

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Merthyr Mawr Village is a cluster of tiny thatched cottages that appear untouched by time. The village has been the location for a number of maj...

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Porthcawl Marina

Porthcawl Harbourside, 18 Mary Street,

The newly completed Marina has been built within the old working harbour, situated to the south of Porthcawl's waterfront and offers berths for up to...

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