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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Tredegar Town Clock


In the centre of the Circle stands Tredegar Town Clock the symbolic heart of the Town. In 1858 the design was agreed and Charles Jordan of Newport co...

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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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Theatr Soar

Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil,

Theatr Soar offers a stage to a community, a resource to realise ambitions, and a space where the professional and amateur can captivate an audience....

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Vue Cinema - Merthyr

Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tyfil Leisure Village, Merthyr Tydfil

An eight screen cinema showing all of the latest films.

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Ty Ebbw Fach

Ty Ebbw Fach, Chapel Road, Six Bells, Abertillery

Ty Ebbw Fach is the newly opened visitor centre at Six Bells servicing Guardian, Parc Arrael Griffin and The Ebbw Fach Trail.

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Ruperra Castle (Preservation Trust)

Draethen, Newport

An unexpected delight, Ruperra is a medieval castle that was heavily Victorianized, and now lies in gaunt, ivy-clad ruin. Now walkers can enjoy stunn...

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Trefil Rail Road

Trefil, Tredegar

The Trefil Rail Road was constructed in 1793 to carry limestone from the Trefil Quarries to the ironworks at Beaufort. A branch line was constructed ...

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Caerphilly Farmers Market

Tywn Community Centre, Caerphilly,

Come and explore the quality Welsh food and product of the valleys on the second Saturday of every month! The market brings farmers from all over ...

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Market Hall Cinema

Market Square, Brynmawr,

Conveniently located in Brynmawr town centre, the Market Hall Cinema offers a friendly welcome and a movie-going treat. With a traditional-style larg...

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Cwm Clydach Nature Reserve


Not to be confused with the identically-named reserve near Swansea, this is a hugely atmospheric limestone gorge, whose beech-clad sides descend to t...

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