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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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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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Brynmawr & District History Museum

Carnegie Building, Market Square, Brynmawr,

The museum has a varied collection of everyday artefacts, including a collection of Brynmawr furniture, manufactured by one of the small industries s...

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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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Sirhowy Ironworks

Graham's Yard, Dukestown Road, Tredegar,

The Sirhowy Ironworks were first established in 1778. Between 1794 and 1818, they were operated by William Borrow, Rev. Matthew Monkhouse and Richar...

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

The Derwen, Bridgend

Enjoy an altogether more relaxed atmosphere at McArthurGlen Bridgend Designer Outlet, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. You’ll fin...

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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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Bryn Oer Tramroad

Trefil, Tredegar

The Bryn Oer Tramroad was constructed between September 1814 and April 1815 to connect the Bryn Oer coal patches and Trefil quarries with the Breckno...

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Lakeside

Nantyglo,

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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