The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake 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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Dare Valley Country Park

Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Aberdare

The Dare Valley is a beautiful glacial valley. It includes all of the classic features of a South Wales mining valley - a spectacular glacial cwm at ...

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Senghenydd Mining Memorial

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly,

This impressive memorial remembers all the Welsh Mining Disasters.

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Pontypool Park

Pontypool Park, Pontypool

Possibly the finest town park in Wales with over 150 acres of beautiful scenery and many leisure facilities.

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Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Ton Kenfig, Bridgend

Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful sand dune nature reserve with spectacular views across S...

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Aberbargoed National Nature Reserve Education Centre


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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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

Built in 1824, Cyfarthfa Castle is an impressive monument which pays homage to the Industrial Revolution. Once a Regency Mansion, it now houses a mag...

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Maesteg Town Hall

Talbot Street, Maesteg

This historic building erected in 1881 and now a grade II listed building, is the focal point of Maesteg. The Town Hall provides a 550 seat thea...

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The Grogg Shop & Museum

Broadway, Treforest, Pontypridd

The World Of Groggs is a unique, family run craft shop, encompassing hand sculpted and painted figurines, based on personalities from the Worlds of s...

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Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenforge Way, Cwmbran

A hands on farming experience for all the family! Greenmeadow Community Farm has been a working farm for over 250 years. Set in over 120 acres, you ...

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Market Hall Cinema

Market Square, Brynmawr,

Conveniently located in Brynmawr town centre, the Market Hall Cinema offers a friendly welcome and a movie-going treat. With a traditional-style larg...

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