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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Lakeside

Nantyglo,

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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Cwmcarn Forest & Visitor Centre

Nantcarn Road, Cwmcarn, Crosskeys,

Cwmcarn forest offers a range of activities and events for all the family, childrens explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and many walking routes...

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Maesteg Indoor Market

The Town Hall, Maesteg

Visit the Valleys Town of Maesteg and wander through the indoor market situated under the Town Hall. The market tumbles out into the courtyard around...

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Aber Valley Heritage Centre & Museum

Senghenydd Community Centre, Gwern Avenue, Senghynydd

The Museum is dedicated to the rich heritage of the Aber Valley in Caerphilly, with a particular emphasis on the two mines (The Universal Colliery in...

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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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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Sirhowy Ironworks

Graham's Yard, Dukestown Road, Tredegar,

The Sirhowy Ironworks were first established in 1778. Between 1794 and 1818, they were operated by William Borrow, Rev. Matthew Monkhouse and Richar...

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Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, High Street, Blaenavon,

Based in the magnificent Workmen’s Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural herita...

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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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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre.

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