The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake 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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Rocking Stone and Druidic Circles

Pontypridd Common, Pontypridd,

As well as giving stunning views over Ponty and surroundings, the stones provide an atmospheric reminder of Dr William Price, arch-druid and flamboya...

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Barry Sidings Countryside Park

Barry Sidings, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd

Pick your spot, perhaps a spot by the lake? Or by the wildflower bank? Or in the dappled shade of the surrounding forest? Barry Sidings has your id...

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Marine Colliery Pump


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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Sirhowy Ironworks

Graham's Yard, Dukestown Road, Tredegar

Recently restored and conserved, Sirhowy Ironworks are a rare survivor of the heyday of the iron industry in Georgian Wales. The ironworks built in 1...

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The Art Rooms with Goff Danter Art Studio

50a Beaufort Street, Brynmawr,

The colourful work of Goff Danter

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Chartist's Cave

Trefil Las, Trefil, Tredegar

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las. The cave’s main claim to fame rests on strong local ...

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Blaina Heritage Action Group Museum

Blaina Institute, Blaina

A Museum which has many artefacts including mining merobilia, military memrobilia, local history and a Victorian kitchen.

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Grand Pavilion Theatre

The Esplanade, Porthcawl

Built in 1932, the Grand Pavilion is an Art-Deco multi purpose venue offering live shows, conference and wedding facilities and private parties....

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Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre

Pontpren, Penderyn, Aberdare,

Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world. One of the few remaining independent distiller...

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Llanyrafon Mill

Llanyravon Way, Llanyravon, Cwmbran

Milling at the site of Llanyrafon Mill is thought to date back at least to the 14th Century; documentary evidence of a mill dates from 1632.

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