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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Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir Rehearsals

Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir welcomes visitors to their rehearsals which take place at Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil ev...

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Llanyrafon Mill

Llanyravon Way, Llanyravon, Cwmbran

Milling at the site of Llanyrafon Mill is thought to date back at least to the 14th Century; documentary evidence of a mill dates from 1632.

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Hendre Mynydd

A4061, Treorchy,

Milky Way Class Hendre Mynydd car park is located on top of the Rhigos mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east & west. ...

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Coney Beach Pleasure Park

Eastern Promenade, Porthcawl

Spend a traditional seaside day at the funfair set right by the sea overlooking the spectacular Heritage Coast. Funfair rides, slot machines, ho...

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Lady of Penrhys

Penrhys, Ferndale

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

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Dare Valley Country Park

Trecynon, Aberdare,

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

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Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge


Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse...

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Clydach Coal Level


On the left hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr are a pair of well-preserved and dated coal levels with a tr...

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The Workers Gallery and Workshops

99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir,

Art & Design Gallery with Exhibition & workshop space + FREE arts reference library. Dedicated Gallery Artists Wall & People's Art Wall specialisin...

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Cor Meibion Pontypridd

Tabor Hall, Vaughan Street, Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd

The old market town of Pontypridd was the birthplace of the Welsh National Anthem . Visitors are welcome to attend rehersal session every Tuesda...

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