The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
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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Caerphilly Visitor Centre

Twyn Square, Caerphilly,

The friendly and welcoming staff at visit Caerphilly are on hand to ensure that you get the very most from your visit to the area. We offer independe...

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Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir Rehearsals

Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir welcomes visitors to their rehearsals which take place at Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil ev...

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Coity Castle

Coity, Bridgend

An important Norman stronghold rebuilt in the 14th century, forming part of the three castles of Ogmore, Newcastle and Coity. There are extensiv...

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Llanyrafon Manor

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Llanyrafon Manor, called Llanyrafon Farm by some, has hugged the banks of the Afon Llywd since the mid 1550's, see the fantastic restoration work un...

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Dark Sky Discovery Pub - Rose & Crown

Eglwysilian Road, Eglwysilian, Abertridwr,

The site is located above the Pontypridd area and has fantastic panorama of the South Wales Valleys extending to the Severn Estuary Safety notes...

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Newbridge Memo

Newbridge Memo, High Street, Newbridge,

Newbridge Memo is a visionary building that was created by the miners of Newbridge and is dedicated to the men who lost their lives in WWI. Recently ...

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Parc Penallta - Sultan, the biggest Pit Pony

Penallta Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed,

Carved from a former coal tip, Penallta offers the visitor spectacular views across the county borough from the high point observatory. You won’t ...

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Beaufort Hill Woodlands

Beaufort, Ebbw Vale

Beaufort Hill Woodlands is an 81 hectare site of open green space north of Beaufort. Most of the site is an industrial mining landscape. The ponds co...

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St Teilo's Church Merthyr Mawr

St Teilo, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

St Teilo's church Merthyr Mawr built 1850 by Ferrey/Pritchard on site of an earlier medieval church. Unaltered Victorian church in Early Eng...

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The Grogg Shop & Museum

Broadway, Treforest, Pontypridd,

The World of Groggs is a unique, family run craft shop, encompassing hand sculpted and painted figurines, based on personalities from the Worlds of s...

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