The Valleys

Suggested Itineraries

  • 48 Hours to Rewrite your Holiday Map
    Same old, same old? Not in the South Wales Valleys. We’ve lots of alternatives and surprises for a refreshing change from the usual, well-worn short break trails. We’re talking cheese matured deep within a mine (honestly) and Kanji character walking, as well as compelling World Heritage and castles. Try this taster tour of a few of our favourite experiences, discover a new destination.
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  • Burton Trail
    Your two-day visit to The Valleys showcases the new Richard Burton Trail and other locations associated with the actor’s early life in the South Wales Valleys. It also incorporates an interview with Professor Chris Evans, editor of the new Richard Burton Diaries and possibly Sian Owen, neice.
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  • 48 Hours East
    The eastern Valleys are a hub of proud industrial heritage, both down below in deep mining experiences and high above in the soaring sculptures. Throw in some adventure activity, excellent eats and gigantic green spaces too, and you're good to go.
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  • 48 Hours West
    As you venture across the western Valleys, you'll see the landscape becomes more rural, but there's still a variety of things to do, whether you want a mining museum, castle or fantastic farm shop.
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  • Family Fun
    Forget stuffy, posh or untouchable - The Valleys is a place that's real, relaxed, friendly and fun, which makes it the perfect stomping ground for families.
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