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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St Gwynno Church

Vaynor, Merthyr Tydfil ,

The original Vaynor Church, dedecated to St Gwynno, was built in 874 or 714 but was burnt down during the battle of Maesvaynor which took place in 12...

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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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Llanhilleth Institute

Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery,

Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands within the pictu...

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Gwent Archives

Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

Gwent Archives opened at its new site in Ebbw Vale in 2011. The magnificent new facilities provide an ideal environment for you to use the unique col...

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Parc Penallta - Sultan, the biggest Pit Pony

Penallta Road, Ystrad Mynach,

Carved from a former coal tip, Penallta offers visitors spectacular views across the county borough from the high point observatory.

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Cwmcarn Forest & Visitor Centre

Nantcarn Road, Cwmcarn, Crosskeys,

Cwmcarn forest offers a range of activities and events for all the family, childrens explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and many walking routes...

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Porthcawl Marina

Porthcawl Harbourside, 18 Mary Street,

The newly completed Marina has been built within the old working harbour, situated to the south of Porthcawl's waterfront and offers berths for up to...

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Blaen Bran Community Woodland

Upper Cwmbran Road, Cwmbran,

The 100 acre Woodland at Upper Cwmbran is officially known as Coed Gwain Y fferiad.

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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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Caerphilly Visitor Centre

Twyn Square, Caerphilly,

The friendly and welcoming staff at visit Caerphilly are on hand to ensure that you get the very most from your visit to the area. The centre also ho...

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