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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Dark Sky Wales Discovery - Garn Eiddel

Twyn Croesffordd, Maerdy,

Garn Eiddel car park is located on top of Maerdy Mountain. The site provides an excellent panorama. Some slight light pollution to southerly aspect...

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Wiggleys Fun Farm

Ffordd y Gyffraith, Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend

"Sun, rain, whatever the weather you can still visit" Wiggleys Fun Farm is situated in the middle of the lovely countryside, yet easily accessible ...

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Ruperra Castle (Preservation Trust)

Draethen, Newport

An unexpected delight, Ruperra is a medieval castle that was heavily Victorianized, and now lies in gaunt, ivy-clad ruin. Now walkers can enjoy stunn...

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Rudry Kitchen

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry,

An ecclectic mix of farmers, producers and friends, all using their individual talents to produce some really exciting local products! Seasonal M...

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Victoria Art Gallery

12 Commercial Street, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran

Picture framing and art gallery. Contemporary art & traditional paintings & sculpture. Limited edition prints and print order service.

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Silent Valley Nature Reserve

Cwm, Ebbw Vale

Once a farm with meadows and an old coal pit, this local reserve is now the highest and most westerly beechwood in Britain. Co-ordinates: SO187062.

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This part of Blaenau Gwent has a rich history from the Bronze Age to the present day. The lake is the biggest man-made lake in the Ebbw Fach valley ...

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Llanhhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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Park and Dare Theatre

Station Road, Treorchy,

The Park and Dare Theatre is a truly inspiring building dominating the skyline of Treorchy. Its construction in 1913 was funded by the mine workers o...

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Tredegar Town Clock


In the centre of the Circle stands Tredegar Town Clock the symbolic heart of the Town. In 1858 the design was agreed and Charles Jordan of Newport co...

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