The Valleys

Things to see and do

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
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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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Gwent Archives

Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

Gwent Archives opened at its new site in Ebbw Vale in 2011. The magnificent new facilities provide an ideal environment for you to use the unique col...

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Silent Valley Nature Reserve

Cendl Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale,

Once a farm with meadows and an old coal pit, this local reserve is now the highest and most westerly beech wood in Britain. The reserve is managed j...

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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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Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenforge Way, Cwmbran,

Set in over 120 acres, Greenmeadow Community Farm has a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which you can come and meet up close.

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Dare Valley Country Park

Trecynon, Aberdare,

Dare Valley Country Park has ample parking and a large area in which to observe the night sky. Good Horizons with slightly obstructed view to the we...

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Llanhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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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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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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This part of Blaenau Gwent has a rich history from the Bronze Age to the present day. The lake is the biggest man-made lake in the Ebbw Fach valley ...

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St. Illtyd's Church

St Illtyd, Aberbeeg, Abertillery,

St Illtyd's church is without doubt the oldest standing building within the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent. Although currently dedicated to St Illty...

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