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 Grogg Shop & Museum

Broadway, Treforest, Pontypridd,

World of Groggs is a unique, family run craft shop, encompassing hand sculpted and painted figurines, based on personalities from the Worlds of sport...

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Redhouse Cymru

Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

REDHOUSE is an arts and creative industries centre in the Old Town Hall, a late Victorian Grade II* listed building in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. ...

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Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenforge Way, Cwmbran,

Set in over 120 acres, Greenmeadow Community Farm has a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which you can come and meet up close.

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The Coliseum Theatre

Mount Pleasant Street, Trecynon, Aberdare,

Nestled in a residential street in Aberdare, this striking building has a varied programme that includes comedy, music, drama, light entertainment an...

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Maesteg Indoor Market

The Town Hall, Maesteg

Visit the Valleys Town of Maesteg and wander through the indoor market situated under the Town Hall. The market tumbles out into the courtyard around...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Daerwynno

Daerwynno Outdoor Centre, St Gwynno Forest, Llanwonno, Pontypridd

The site is located between the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys and it sits within a natural bowl. The site provides a wide panorama with slightly obscure...

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Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones

Beaufort Road, Tredegar,

The stones mark the spot where Aneurin Bevan, Labour MP and architect of the National Health Service, addressed his constituents and the world. The h...

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Folly Tower

Folly Lane, Trevethin, Pontypool,

Built by the Hanbury family around 1770 and renovated around 1831, the Folly was used as a lookout for local hunts and as a summerhouse for the famil...

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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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Brecon Mountain Railway

Pant Station, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,

Travel back to the age of steam on one of Wales' most popular railways, where vintage trains make regular seven mile round trips through beautiful sc...

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