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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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Bwlch Mountain

Bwlch Mountain Road, A4061 , Treorchy,

A lay-by located on top of the Bwlch mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east and west.

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Dare Valley Country Park

Trecynon, Aberdare,

Dare Valley Country Park has ample parking and a large area in which to observe the night sky. Good Horizons with slightly obstructed view to the we...

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Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre

Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon,

Discover the secrets to crafting Real Ale and taste the golden amber.

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Pit Pony Sanctuary

Fforest Uchaf Farm, Penycoedcae, Pontypridd,

Fforest Uchaf Farm is a working small holding and home to the Fforest Uchaf Horse and Pony Rehabilitation Centre & Pit Pony Sanctuary. Visitors wi...

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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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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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Porthcawl Museum

The Old Police Station, John Street, Porthcawl

The museum has a great many collections on offer, including an extensive history of the Welsh Guards from 1915 to present day, costumes, tools u...

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Blaenavon's Heritage Railway

The Railway Station, Furnace Sidings, Blaenavon

Passing the picturesque Garn Lakes, Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway travels through the imposing Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, at the highest altitude...

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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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St. James Pond

Georgetown, Tredegar,

A recreational area found to the east of Georgetown, Tredegar surrounded by forestry. The site includes picnic areas and pathways accessible by all.

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