The Valleys

Things to see and do

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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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Bute Town


Butetown, this model village was one man's dream of quality workers housing at a time when other ironmasters were debating whether or not the lower c...

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Market Hall Cinema

Market Square, Brynmawr,

The oldest cinema in Wales - welcoming visitors since 1894. Recently upgraded with the latest projection technology and seating.

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Shell Grotto

Pontypool Park , Pontypool ,

Originally built as a summerhouse for the Hanbury family, the Shell Grotto is a listed Grade II building

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Trefil Rail Road

Trefil, Tredegar,

The Trefil Rail Road was constructed in 1793 to carry limestone from the Trefil Quarries to the ironworks at Beaufort. A branch line was constructed ...

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery & Park

Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

Cyfarthfa Castle is located in the historical town of Merthyr Tydfil, which established itself as the Iron Captial of the World in the 18th Century w...

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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve


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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St Teilo's Church Merthyr Mawr

St Teilo, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

St Teilo's church Merthyr Mawr built 1850 by Ferrey/Pritchard on site of an earlier medieval church. Unaltered Victorian church in Early Eng...

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Clydach Coal Level

Brynmawr ,

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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Pen y Fan Country Park

Willow Road, Crumlin, Blackwood,

Visit Wales' best preserved canal feeder reservoir. This is a popular summertime family park with safe, flat open spaces to picnic, fly a kite, kick ...

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Bridgend Designer Outlet

The Derwen, Bridgend

Away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, you'll find our picturesque, village-street-style layout a real breath of fresh air, with nothing...

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