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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Parc Bryn Bach Country Park

Parc Bryn Bach, Merthyr Road, Tredegar,

Parc Bryn Bach is conveniently situated just off the A465 in the heart of the South Wales Valleys. The park is set in 340 acres of mixed grass and wo...

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Groeswen Chapel

Groeswen Road, Groeswen, Caerphilly,

A beautiful historic religious place of worship, Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly.

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Parc Cwm Darran

Deri, Bargoed,

Parc Cwm Darran, a peaceful country park tucked away from it all in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed.

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Abertillery & District Museum

The Metropole, Market Street, Abertillery,

The Abertillery and District Museum has a wide ranging collection from prehistoric era to present day. Recent refurbishment sends you on a journey th...

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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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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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Caerphilly Castle

Castle Street, Caerphilly,

The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales.

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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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Festival Park Owl Sanctuary

Festival Park, , Victoria,, Ebbw Vale

The Owl Sanctuary cares for over 50 birds of prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Buzzards, Eagles and Vultures from all over the world. The collect...

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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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