The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake 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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Sirhowy Ironworks

Graham's Yard, Dukestown Road, Tredegar,

The Sirhowy Ironworks were first established in 1778. Between 1794 and 1818, they were operated by William Borrow, Rev. Matthew Monkhouse and Richar...

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Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

Bridge Street, Pontypridd,

There’s nothing better than going for a nice walk in the park is there? Unless you like your music loud in the Full Ponty. Or, you like local foo...

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Pontypridd Museum

Old Bridge Street, Pontypridd,

Housed in a converted chapel built in 1861, Pontypridd Museum tells the history of Pontypridd and its people through a variety of exhibitions. Th...

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Groeswen Chapel

Groeswen, Caerphilly,

A beautiful historic religious place of worship, Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly.

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Folly Tower

Pontypool Park, Pontypool,

Seen by many on the road from Newport to Abergavenny, the Folly Tower stands as a proud landmark for the people of Pontypool with Shell Grotto furthe...

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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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Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir Rehearsals

Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir welcomes visitors to their rehearsals which take place at Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil ev...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Daerwynno

Mynachdy Road, 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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Parc Penallta - Sultan, the biggest Pit Pony

Penallta Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed,

Carved from a former coal tip, Penallta offers the visitor spectacular views across the county borough from the high point observatory. You won’t ...

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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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