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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Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre

Pontpren, Penderyn, Aberdare,

Penderyn Distillery has one of the best visitor centres in the UK. Learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general W...

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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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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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Bute Town

Rhymney,

Butetown, this model village was one man's dream of quality workers housing at a time when other ironmasters were debating whether or not the lower c...

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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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Coney Beach Pleasure Park

Eastern Promenade, Porthcawl

Spend a traditional seaside day at the funfair set right by the sea overlooking the spectacular Heritage Coast. Funfair rides, slot machines, ho...

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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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Redhouse Cymru

Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

REDHOUSE is an arts and creative industries centre in the Old Town Hall, a late Victorian Grade II* listed building in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. ...

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Pit Pony Sanctuary

Fforest Uchaf Farm, Maendy Road, Penycoedcae,

Visitors will be guided for a quiet walk in the high pastures with a magnificent panoramic backdrop of the Taff Valley and on clear days the Brecon B...

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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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