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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Grand Pavilion Theatre

The Esplanade, Porthcawl

Built in 1932, the Grand Pavilion is an Art-Deco multi purpose venue offering live shows, conference and wedding facilities and private parties....

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Clydach Coal Level

Brynmawr ,

On the left hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr are a pair of well-preserved and dated coal levels with a tr...

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Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir

Canolvan Bethleham Centre, Commercial Street,

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm Tel: 01656 870366 email:

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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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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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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Hendre Mynydd

A4061, Treorchy,

Hendre Mynydd car park is located on top of the Rhigos mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east & west.

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Market Hall Cinema

Market Square, Brynmawr,

The oldest cinema in Wales - welcoming visitors since 1894. Recently upgraded with the latest projection technology and seating.

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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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Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, High Street, Blaenavon,

Based in the magnificent Workmen’s Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural herita...

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Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Tondu, Bridgend,

Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre is an area of 300 acres containing a fantastic mix of habitats such as grassland, woodland and wetlands, ...

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