The Valleys

Things to see and do

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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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Theatr Soar

Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil,

Theatr Soar offers a stage to a community, a resource to realise ambitions, and a space where the professional and amateur can captivate an audience....

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Pontypool Park


Pontypool Park is locally known as the People’s Park, covering some 64 hectares with several historical features - including Italian Gardens, Ice Hou...

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Bedwellty House and Park

Bedwellty Park, Tredegar,

Bedwellty House is a listed Regency villa in the town of Tredegar in South Wales. It is surrounded by a historic garden that was established in the e...

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Ruperra Castle (Preservation Trust)

Draethen, Newport,

An unexpected delight, Ruperra is a medieval castle that was heavily Victorianized, and now lies in gaunt, ivy-clad ruin. Now walkers can enjoy stunn...

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Brynmawr and District Museum

Carnegie library, Market Square, Brynmawr,

A large collection of Brynmawr furniture, simply designed and constructed is on display. The furniture factory was part of the Quaker program during ...

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St John the Baptist Church, Aberdare

High Street, Aberdare,

St John's Church was built in the latter part of the 12th Century, as a Chapel of Ease for monks from Margam Abbey. Records of Baptisms, Marriages an...

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Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Ton Kenfig, Bridgend

Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful sand dune nature reserve with spectacular views across S...

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Rock UK Summit Cente

Rock UK Summit Centre, The Old Drift Mine, Trelewis, Treharris

A great adventure centre including 18m high indoor climbing walls, man-made caving system, bouldering area and aerial adventure with accommodation fo...

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Silent Valley Nature Reserve

Cendl Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale,

With far-reaching views across the Ebbw Valley, Silent Valley is constantly changing – it is a reserve that merits several visits throughout the year.

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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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