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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Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Ton Kenfig, Bridgend

Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful sand dune nature reserve with spectacular views across S...

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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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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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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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St Teilo's Church Merthyr Mawr

St Teilo, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

St Teilo's church Merthyr Mawr built 1850 by Ferrey/Pritchard on site of an earlier medieval church. Unaltered Victorian church in Early Eng...

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Giles Gallery

Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun,

Giles Gallery is now exhibiting over 300 local independent artists displaying original paintings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, gifts, cards, textiles...

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Nantyglo Roundhouses

Waun-Ebbw Road, Nantyglo, Brynmawr,

The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironma...

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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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Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve

Garn Road , Garn-yr-erw, Blaenavon,

Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve used to be an area covered in spoil tips and old colliery workings but following an extensive land reclamation scheme...

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery & Park

Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

Cyfarthfa Castle is located in the historical town of Merthyr Tydfil, which established itself as the Iron Captial of the World in the 18th Century w...

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