The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
GuardianGuardianTake 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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Cwmcelyn Pond & Woodlands

High Street, Blaina, Abertillery,

This former feeder pond is now transformed into recreational lake with walks, picnic area and fishing. Public fishing available, permits can be obt...

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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Merthyr Tydfil,

Explore over 400 acres of beautiful woodland. Experience our tranquil nature trails or thrilling kids' mountain bike course and enjoy fresh local pro...

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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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Lady of Penrhys


The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valleys.

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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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Cwmbran Shopping

Cwmbran ,

Cwmbran Shopping is the largest shopping centre in South East Wales.

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Ty Ebbw Fach

Ty Ebbw Fach, Chapel Road, Six Bells, Abertillery

Ty Ebbw Fach is the visitor centre at Six Bells servicing Guardian, Parc Arrael Griffin and The Ebbw Fach Trail. The building has meeting space, t...

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Red Lion Pub

Church Rd, Penderyn, Hirwaun,

The site provides spectacular views of the night sky and is located next to the Red Lion Pub.

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Senghenydd Mining Memorial

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly,

October 2013 saw the opening of the new Welsh National Mining Memorial and Universal Colliery Memorial Garden in Senghenydd.

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Pontypool Museum

Park Buildings, Pontypool

Set in a Georgian stable block, Pontypool Museum is an Accredited Museum managed by Torfaen Museum Trust.

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