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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Llanyrafon Manor

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Llanyrafon Manor, called Llanyrafon Farm by some, has hugged the banks of the Afon Llywd since the mid 1550's, see the fantastic restoration work un...

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Roseheyworth Woodlands

Rose Heyworth Road, Abertillery

Walking paths and bridleways, which can be used for mountain biking, enhance the attractions of the area and recently a new trail leads from Cwmtill...

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Vaynor Churches

Merthyr Tydfil TIC, 14a Glebeland Street, Merthyr Tydfil

The original Vaynor Church, dedecated to St Gwynno, was built in 874 or 714 but was burnt down during the battle of Maesvaynor which took place in 12...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Barry Sidings

Barry Sidings Countryside Park, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd

Orion Class The site has ample parking facilities outside of car park at night and is easily located between the villages of Hopkinstown and Trehafo...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Dare Valley Country Park

Trecynon, Aberdare,

Orion Class Dare Valley Country Park has ample parking and a large area in which to observe the night sky. Good Horizons with slightly obstructed...

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Brecon Mountain Railway

Pant Station, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil

Travel back to the age of steam on one of Wales' most popular railways.

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Llanhilleth Institute

Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery,

Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands within the pictu...

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Clydach Ironworks


This historically important ironworks site consists of excavated and semi-restored ruins of a blast furnace.

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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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Machen Rural Market

Machen Village Hall, Machen,

A community-led market bringing together generally talented and lovely people to provide beautiful produce and crafts. The market is run Bi-month...

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