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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Aberbargoed National Nature Reserve Education Centre


Home to a large population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Rushes, Meadow Thistle, Lousewort and Devils Bit Scabious all thrive in these damp...

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Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street, Blaenavon,

South Wales's industrial history is recalled at one of Europe's best preserved 18th-century Ironworks. Visitors can still trace the entire process o...

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Vue Cinema

Glyndwr Road, Cwmbran

Vue Cwmbran cinema has eight screens all with stadium seating. It boasts wall to wall and ceiling to floor huge screens. All auditoriums have Dolby D...

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Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer, Caerphilly,

For over 40 years Gelligaer was a cornerstone of the Roman military network that controlled south-east Wales. The fort at Gelligaer is sited on a ...

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Big Pit National Coal Museum

Blaenavon, Torfaen, Blaenavon

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting an...

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Llanhilleth Institute

Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery,

Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands within the pictu...

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Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir

Canolvan Bethleham Centre, Commercial Street,

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm Tel: 01656 870366 email:

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Lido Ponty

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Bridge Street,

Lido Ponty has it all! Lido-PoolPlunge into the 25 metre main pool for a serious swim or a few leisurely lengths. Get drenched in the activity poo...

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Llanhhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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Jolly Jesters Play Centre

Unit 17, Ely Valley Industrial Estate, Station Terrace, Pontyclun

Indoor Soft Play Centre Open:- Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm

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