The Valleys

Things to see and do

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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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Bridgend Life Centre

Angel Street,

Bridgend Life Centre boasts a large leisure pool complete with slide and wave machine, as well as soft play and a climbing wall.

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Winding House

Cross Street, Elliots Town, New Tredegar,

The Winding House in New Tredegar is the museum with fascinating and engaging exhibitions, a remarkable Victorian winding engine, an exciting events ...

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Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre

Pontpren, Penderyn, Aberdare,

Penderyn Distillery has one of the best visitor centres in the UK. Learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general W...

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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve


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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Senghenydd Mining Memorial

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly,

October 2013 saw the opening of the new Welsh National Mining Memorial and Universal Colliery Memorial Garden in Senghenydd.

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Bwlch Mountain

Bwlch Mountain Road, The Bwlch, Treorchy,

A lay-by located on top of the Bwlch mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east and west.

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Cwmtillery Lakes

Cwmtillery, Abertillery,

A hidden treasure nestling in a wooded valley of Cwmtillery and so much more than just the lakes. Just scratch the surface to find the mining history...

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Park and Dare Theatre

Station Road, Treorchy,

This inspiring building dominates the skyline of Treorchy.

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Red Lion Pub

Church Rd, Penderyn, Hirwaun,

The site provides spectacular views of the night sky and is located next to the Red Lion Pub.

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Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Pontypridd

Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coa...

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