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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Aber Valley Heritage Centre & Museum

Senghenydd Community Centre, Gwern Avenue, Senghynydd

The Museum is dedicated to the rich heritage of the Aber Valley in Caerphilly, with a particular emphasis on the two mines (The Universal Colliery in...

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The Rocking Stones

Pontypridd Common, Pontypridd,

The Rocking Stone or "Y Maen Chwyf" in Welsh is a glacial boulder remaining from the Ice Age.

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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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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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Parc Taf Bargoed

High Street, Trelewis, Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil

Set in the beautiful Taff Bargoed Valley, which is also home to the Rock UK Summit Centre, Parc Taf Bargoed is the hidden gem of Merthyr Tydfil Count...

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Folly Tower

Folly Lane, Trevethin, Pontypool,

Built by the Hanbury family around 1770 and renovated around 1831, the Folly was used as a lookout for local hunts and as a summerhouse for the famil...

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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.

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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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Bedford Park

Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Porthcawl

Based around the former 1780's Ironworks established by John Bedford, the park is an interesting mix of industrial archaelogy, rare plants a...

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Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage

4 Chapel Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's cottage. Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the cottage was ...

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