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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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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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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Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris,

Step back into the 17th century when the country was at war. The house is dressed with authentic 17th century furniture and the servants speak, cook ...

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Bridgend Life Centre

Angel Street,

Bridgend Life Centre boasts a large leisure pool complete with slide and wave machine, as well as soft play and a climbing wall.

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Cwmbran Shopping

Cwmbran ,

Cwmbran Shopping is the largest shopping centre in South East Wales.

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Red Lion Pub

Church Rd, Penderyn, Hirwaun,

The site provides spectacular views of the night sky and is located next to the Red Lion Pub.

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Rock UK Summit Centre

The Old Drift Mine, Trelewis, Treharris,

A great adventure centre including 18m high indoor climbing walls, man-made caving system, bouldering area and aerial adventure with accommodation fo...

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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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Bute Town


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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Cwmcarn Forest & Visitor Centre

Nantcarn Road, Cwmcarn, Crosskeys,

Cwmcarn forest offers a range of activities and events for all the family, childrens explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and many walking routes...

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