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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Bedwellty House and Park

Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

Come and explore this fine example of an ironmaster’s residence built in 1818, surrounded by a 26 acre Victorian garden and park.

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Hafod Arch Clydach Railroad


On the right hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr is a section of an early and important tramroad, including ...

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The Art Rooms with Goff Danter Art Studio

50a Beaufort Street, Brynmawr,

The colourful work of Goff Danter

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Daerwynno

Mynachdy Rd, Llanwonno,

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

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St Gwynno Church

Llanwonno, St. Gwynno Forest, Rhondda Valley

At Llanwonno stands a church dedicated to St Gwynno, a 6th century saint whose father, Gildas, wrote the first account of the Saxon invasion and the ...

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St John the Baptist Church, Aberdare

Green Fach, Aberdare

St John's Church was built in the latter part of the 12th Century, as a Chapel of Ease for monks from Margam Abbey. Records of Baptisms, Marriages an...

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Dark Sky Discovery Pub - Red Lion

Church Rd, Penderyn,

Milky Way Class The Red Lion Pub is located near the village of Penderyn within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The site provides spectacula...

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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

The Railway Station, Furnace Sidings, Garn Lakes, Blaenavon

Join the train at Furnace Sidings and enjoy a journey through the landscape of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site to the Whistle Inn. The train is th...

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Pen Y Fan Country Park

Willow Road, Crumlin, Blackwood

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

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Ogmore Castle

Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend,

Ogmore Castle guards a major fording place and sits on flat land rather than a ridge where nature would have provided extra defence. From Ogmore...

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