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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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery

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

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Chartist's Cave

Trefil Las, Trefil, Tredegar

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las. The cave’s main claim to fame rests on strong local ...

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The Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant Business Park, Llantrisant, Pontyclun,

The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow t...

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Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, Blaenavon,

Based in the magnificent Workmen’s Hall, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural heritage of Blaenavon and the south Wales coalf...

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Coity Castle

Coity, Bridgend

An important Norman stronghold rebuilt in the 14th century, forming part of the three castles of Ogmore, Newcastle and Coity. There are extensiv...

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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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Lady of Penrhys

Penrhys, Ferndale

The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valley.

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Caerphilly Visitor Centre

Twyn Square, Caerphilly

Caerphilly Visitor Centre overlooking the Castle

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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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Eglwysilan Church

Eglwysilan Road, Abertridwr, Caerphilly,

High on the ridge between most of the Valleys you’ll find far older settlements, often little more than a pub, a church and a few farms. Eglwysilan i...

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