The Valleys

Things to see and do

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Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
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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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The Grogg Shop & Museum

Broadway, Treforest, Pontypridd,

World of Groggs is a unique, family run craft shop, encompassing hand sculpted and painted figurines, based on personalities from the Worlds of sport...

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Llanyrafon Manor

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Management of the Manor was taken over in June 2016 with a focus on a family friendly venue.

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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre.

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Rose & Crown

Eglwysilian Road, Eglwysilian, Abertridwr,

The site is located above the Pontypridd area and has fantastic panorama of the South Wales Valleys extending to the Severn Estuary.

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Parc Nant-y-Waun


The open space covers over 22 hectares and was created as part of a land reclamation scheme in former mine workings. Two of the main pathways through...

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St. Illtyd's Motte

St. Illtyd, Aberbeeg, Abertillery,

Just to the west of St. Illtyd's Church stands a large, steep-sided, flat-topped mound. This is a well preserved castle motte. This probably dates to...

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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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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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Nantyglo Roundhouses

Waun-Ebbw Road, Nantyglo, Brynmawr,

The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironma...

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Beaufort Hill Woodlands

Beaufort, Ebbw Vale

Beaufort Hill Woodlands is an 81 hectare site of open green space north of Beaufort. Most of the site is an industrial mining landscape. The ponds co...

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