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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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre.

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The Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant Business Park, Llantrisant, Pontyclun,

The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow t...

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Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

Bridge Street, Pontypridd,

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is home to Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, a stunning restoration of the original art deco Lido that has stood...

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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Bridgend Life Centre

Angel Street,

Bridgend Life Centre boasts a large leisure pool complete with slide and wave machine, as well as soft play and a climbing wall.

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The Workers Gallery and Workshops

99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir, Porth,

The Workers Art & Design Gallery is run by resident artists Gayle Rogers & Chris Williams.

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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Arail Street, Six Bells, Abertillery,

Completed in 2010, Guardian was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 mining disaster in Six Bells that claimed the lives of 4...

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Dark Sky Wales Discovery - Garn Eiddel

Garn Eiddel Car Park, Maerdy Mountain,

Garn Eiddel car park is located on top of Maerdy Mountain. The site provides an excellent panorama. Some slight light pollution to southerly aspect...

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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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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve

Aberbargoed,

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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