The Valleys

Things to see and do

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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 Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant Business Park, Llantrisant, Pontyclun,

The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow t...

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Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre

Pontpren, Penderyn, Aberdare,

Penderyn Distillery has one of the best visitor centres in the UK. Learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general W...

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Llanhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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Tommy Cooper Statue

The Tywn, Caerphilly,

To commemorate the life of a much loved comedian a 9ft bronze statue was commissioned by the Tommy Cooper society. With his famous fez and carrying h...

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Eglwysilan Church

Eglwysilan Road, Abertridwr, Caerphilly,

High on the ridge between most of the Valleys you’ll find far older settlements, often little more than a pub, a church and a few farms. Eglwysilan i...

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St. Illtyd's Church

St Illtyd, Aberbeeg, Abertillery,

St Illtyd's church is without doubt the oldest standing building within the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent. Although currently dedicated to St Illty...

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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Giles Gallery

Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun,

Giles Gallery is now exhibiting over 300 local independent artists displaying original paintings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, gifts, cards, textiles...

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The Muni

Municipal Buildings, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd,

The Muni Arts Centre is located in a beautiful converted church, situated in the heart of Pontypridd.

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Tredegar Little Theatre

Upper Coronation Street ,

The Little Theatre is home to the Tredegar Thespian Players, who present three plays a year. They meet twice a week for rehearsal nights and welco...

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