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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The Met

Metropole Cultural & Conference Centre, Mitre Street, Abertillery,

The Met, originally known as the Metropole Theatre and Dance Hall, has had a significant role in the history of Abertillery, and for over 100 years h...

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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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Nantyglo Roundhouses

Nantyglo, Ebbw Vale

The Round Towers at Roundhouse Farm in Nantyglo were built by industrialists Crawshay and Joseph Bailey, who by the early 19th century controlled muc...

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Ebbw Vale Works Museum

The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

Ebbw Vale Works Archive is a collection archiving Ebbw Vale's history as a coal, iron and steel community from 1790 to 2002. The archive has been ope...

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Clydach Coal Level


On the left hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr are a pair of well-preserved and dated coal levels with a tr...

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Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer, Caerphilly,

For over 40 years Gelligaer was a cornerstone of the Roman military network that controlled south-east Wales. The fort at Gelligaer is sited on a ...

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Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge


Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse...

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Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Pontypridd

Take a tour with our guides, who are all retired miners. Nobody knows the coal industry better than them! Our exclusive Black Gold Experience take...

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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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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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