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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Eglwysilan Church

Eglwysilan Road, Abertridwr, Caerphilly,

High on the ridge between most of the Valleys you’ll find far older settlements, often little more than a pub, a church and a few farms. Eglwysilan i...

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Barry Sidings Countryside Park

Barry Sidings, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd,

Get set for an adventure at Barry Sidings Country Park, which is packed with trails to explore, as well as a popular BMX track, duck/fishing pond and...

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Tredegar Local History Museum

Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar

Overlooked by Tredegar Town Clock, the museum has a varied collection of artefacts reflecting the industry and life of this important iron making tow...

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Llanyrafon Manor

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Management of the Manor was taken over in June 2016 with a focus on a family friendly venue.

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Hafod Arch Clydach Railroad

Brynmawr ,

On the right hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr is a section of an early and important tramroad, including ...

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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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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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Maesteg Town Hall

Talbot Street, Maesteg

This historic building erected in 1881 and now a grade II listed building, is the focal point of Maesteg. The Town Hall provides a 550 seat thea...

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Bedford Park

Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Porthcawl

Based around the former 1780's Ironworks established by John Bedford, the park is an interesting mix of industrial archaelogy, rare plants a...

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Blackwood Miners' Institute

High Street, Blackwood,

Blackwood Miners Institute presents a variety of arts & entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light e...

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