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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Llanhhilleth 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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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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Aberbargoed National Nature Reserve Education Centre


Home to a large population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Rushes, Meadow Thistle, Lousewort and Devils Bit Scabious all thrive in these damp...

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Bryngarw Country Park

Brynmenyn, Bridgend

Comfortably nestling between the Garw and Llynfi Valleys, just a few minutes drive north of the M4 motorway, is Bryngarw Country Park. The house...

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Ridgeway Golf Club

Caerphilly Mountain, Caerphilly,

Based in-between Caerphilly and Cardiff, Ridgeway Golf Club and Driving Range is a Social Enterprise,

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Beaufort Hill Woodlands

Beaufort, Ebbw Vale

Beaufort Hill Woodlands is an 81 hectare site of open green space north of Beaufort. Most of the site is an industrial mining landscape. The ponds co...

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Rock UK Summit Cente

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

Rock UK has reopened the Welsh Climbing Centre in Trelewis. They offer memberships and many activities for a range of ages and abilities

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Vue Cinema

Glyndwr Road, Cwmbran

Vue Cwmbran cinema has eight screens all with stadium seating. It boasts wall to wall and ceiling to floor huge screens. All auditoriums have Dolby D...

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Candleston Castle

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Surrounded by the huge sand dune system of Merthyr Mawr warren, you can still visit the remains of Candleston Castle, once a 14th century fortif...

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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.

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