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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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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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Merthyr Tydfil,

Explore over 400 acres of beautiful woodland. Experience our tranquil nature trails or thrilling kids' mountain bike course and enjoy fresh local pro...

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Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge


Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse...

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The Muni

Municipal Buildings, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd,

The Muni Arts Centre is located in a beautiful converted church, situated in the heart of Pontypridd.

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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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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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Merthyr Mawr Village and Sand Dunes

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Merthyr Mawr Village is a cluster of tiny thatched cottages that appear untouched by time. The village has been the location for a number of maj...

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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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Bedwellty Pits


Situated above Bedwellty Pits halfway up the side of the Sirhowy Valley, are the remains of a self acting incline haulage for lowering stone from th...

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