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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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve


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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Bedwellty House and Park

Bedwellty Park, Morgan Street, Tredegar,

A listed Regency villa surrounded by a historic garden established in 19th century for the famous Homfray Ironmaster dynasty. Bedwellty House and Par...

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Clydach Coal Level

Brynmawr ,

On the left hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr are a pair of well-preserved and dated coal levels with a tr...

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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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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

The Derwen, Bridgend

Enjoy an altogether more relaxed atmosphere at McArthurGlen Bridgend Designer Outlet, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. You’ll fin...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Dare Valley Country Park

Trecynon, Aberdare,

Dare Valley Country Park has ample parking and a large area in which to observe the night sky. Good Horizons with slightly obstructed view to the we...

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Roseheyworth Woodlands

Rose Heyworth Road, Abertillery,

Walking paths and bridleways, which can be used for mountain biking, enhance the attractions of the area and recently a new trail leads from Cwmtill...

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Shell Grotto

Pontypool Park , Pontypool ,

Originally built as a summerhouse for the Hanbury family, the Shell Grotto is a listed Grade II building

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Silent Valley Nature Reserve

Cendl Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale,

Once a farm with meadows and an old coal pit, this local reserve is now the highest and most westerly beech wood in Britain. The reserve is managed j...

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Cefn Golau Cholera Cemetery


This isolated site, set on the bleak mountainside to the west of Tredegar this is one of the most evocative in the South Wales Valleys.

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