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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Cefn Golau Cholera Cemetery


This isolated site, set on the bleak mountainside to the west of Tredegar this is one of the most evocative in the South Wales Valleys.

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Senghenydd Mining Memorial

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly,

October 2013 saw the opening of the new Welsh National Mining Memorial and Universal Colliery Memorial Garden in Senghenydd.

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Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Pontypridd

Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coa...

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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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Cefn Mably Farm Park

Began Road, Cefn Mably, Cardiff,

At Cefn Mably Farm Park they have lots of space for both children and adults alike, with plenty of things for the family to see and do both inside an...

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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Arail Street, Six Bells, Abertillery,

Completed in 2010, Guardian was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 mining disaster in Six Bells that claimed the lives of 4...

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Festival Park Shopping

Victoria, Ebbw Vale,

This was the site of Garden Festival Wales and it contains many of the original features and sculptures from the 1992 event. Nestling in the park is ...

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The Art Rooms with Goff Danter Art Studio

50a Beaufort Street, Brynmawr,

Goff is now being recognised as one of the most successful Welsh artists of his generation. His style of work is much admired and emulated by others....

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Pontypool Museum

Park Buildings, Pontypool

Set in a Georgian stable block, Pontypool Museum is an Accredited Museum managed by Torfaen Museum Trust.

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Chartist's Cave

Trefil Las, Trefil, Tredegar,

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las. The cave’s main claim to fame rests on strong local ...

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