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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Blaenavon's Heritage Railway

The Railway Station, Furnace Sidings, Blaenavon

Passing the picturesque Garn Lakes, Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway travels through the imposing Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, at the highest altitude...

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Parc Nant-y-Waun


The open space covers over 22 hectares and was created as part of a land reclamation scheme in former mine workings. Two of the main pathways through...

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Bedwellty House and Park

Bedwellty Park, Morgan Street, Tredegar,

A listed Regency villa surrounded by a historic garden established in 19th century for the famous Homfray Ironmaster dynasty. Bedwellty House and Par...

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Candleston Castle

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Surrounded by the huge sand dune system of Merthyr Mawr warren, you can still visit the remains of Candleston Castle, once a 14th century fortif...

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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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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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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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Nantyglo Roundhouses

Waun-Ebbw Road, Nantyglo, Brynmawr,

The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironma...

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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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Bryngarw Country Park

Brynmenyn, Bridgend

Comfortably nestling between the Garw and Llynfi Valleys, just a few minutes drive north of the M4 motorway, is Bryngarw Country Park. The house...

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