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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Sirhowy Ironworks

Graham's Yard, Dukestown Road, Tredegar

Recently restored and conserved, Sirhowy Ironworks are a rare survivor of the heyday of the iron industry in Georgian Wales. The ironworks built in 1...

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Bryn Oer Tramroad

Trefil, Tredegar

The Bryn Oer Tramroad was constructed between September 1814 and April 1815 to connect the Bryn Oer coal patches and Trefil quarries with the Breckno...

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Bedwas Community Market

Bedwas Workmens Hall, Bedwas ,

Seasonal Market in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Local community joins together to host these markets full of gifts to buy for friends and f...

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Newbridge Memo

Newbridge Memo, High street, Gwent

Recently refurbished with dedication and care, the Memo has once again become a crucial hub for the local community

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Blaina Heritage Action Group Museum

Blaina Institute, Blaina

A Museum which has many artefacts including mining merobilia, military memrobilia, local history and a Victorian kitchen.

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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery

On the north bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone house, standing on a large platform cut into the hill and ...

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This part of Blaenau Gwent has a rich history from the Bronze Age to the present day. The lake is the biggest man-made lake in the Ebbw Fach valley ...

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

Built in 1824, Cyfarthfa Castle is an impressive monument which pays homage to the Industrial Revolution. Once a Regency Mansion, it now houses a mag...

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Fuze at Ferns

Unit 5, Cambrian Ind Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy

Indoor Soft play centre. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Guardian - Six Bells Mining memorial

Arail Street, Six Bells, Abertillery

The 'Guardian' is the largest mining memorial in Wales which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Six Bells mining disaster in which 45 men ...

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