The Valleys

Things to see and do

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GuardianGuardianTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
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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Newbridge Memo

High Street, Newbridge,

Newbridge Memo is a visionary building that was created by the miners of Newbridge and is dedicated to the men who lost their lives in WWI.

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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve


Home to a large population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Rushes, Meadow Thistle, Lousewort and Devils Bit Scabious all thrive in these damp...

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Ty Ebbw Fach

Ty Ebbw Fach, Chapel Road, Six Bells, Abertillery

Ty Ebbw Fach is the visitor centre at Six Bells servicing Guardian, Parc Arrael Griffin and The Ebbw Fach Trail. The building has meeting space, t...

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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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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Daerwynno

Daerwynno Outdoor Centre, St Gwynno Forest, Llanwonno, Pontypridd

The site is located between the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys and it sits within a natural bowl. The site provides a wide panorama with slightly obscure...

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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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Ebbw Vale Works Museum

The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

The Ebbw Vale Works Museum is based in the General Offices, the former HQ for the Steelworks. They have a unique collection of artefacts and document...

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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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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery,

On the north-west bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone farmhouse, standing on a large platform cut into the ...

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Tredegar Town Clock

The Circle, Tredegar,

Built in 1858, the iron clock tower is a symbolic reminder that the town's existence and growth was due to the production of iron. The site chosen w...

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