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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Bedford Park

Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Porthcawl

Based around the former 1780's Ironworks established by John Bedford, the park is an interesting mix of industrial archaelogy, rare plants a...

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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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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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Hafod Arch Clydach Railroad

Brynmawr

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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St Elvan's Church, Aberdare

Church Street, Aberdare

St Elvan's Church was started in 1851 and completed in 1852. It has for many years been called 'The Cathedral of the Valleys', and its history is clo...

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

The Derwen, Bridgend

Enjoy an altogether more relaxed atmosphere at McArthurGlen Bridgend Designer Outlet, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. You’ll fin...

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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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Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street, Blaenavon,

South Wales's industrial history is recalled at one of Europe's best preserved 18th-century Ironworks. Visitors can still trace the entire process o...

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Ynys Hywel Farm

Cwmfelinfach, Caerphilly,

Ynys Hywel Farm is a working hill farm, owned by Caerphilly county borough council and run by the Countryside and Landscape Service.

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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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