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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Porthcawl Marina

Porthcawl Harbourside, 18 Mary Street,

The newly completed Marina has been built within the old working harbour, situated to the south of Porthcawl's waterfront and offers berths for up to...

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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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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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The Art Rooms with Goff Danter Art Studio

50a Beaufort Street, Brynmawr,

Goff is now being recognised as one of the most successful Welsh artists of his generation. His style of work is much admired and emulated by others....

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Bridgend Designer Outlet

The Derwen, Bridgend

Away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, you'll find our picturesque, village-street-style layout a real breath of fresh air, with nothing...

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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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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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Pen y Fan Country Park

Willow Road, Crumlin, Blackwood,

Visit Wales' best preserved canal feeder reservoir. This is a popular summertime family park with safe, flat open spaces to picnic, fly a kite, kick ...

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