Attractions in South Wales Valleys





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  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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  • Brecon Mountain Railway

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  • Caerphilly Castle

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  • The Royal Mint Experience

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  • Bedwellty House & Park

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  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor

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  • Blaenavon Ironworks

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  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum

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  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

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  • St Elvan's Church, Aberdare

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  • Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

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  • Clydach Ironworks

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  • Aneurin Bevan Stones

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  • Shell Grotto

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  • Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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  • Groeswen Chapel

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  • Ty Mawr & the Roundhouse Towers

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  • St Illtyd's Church

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  • Llanyrafon Mill

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  • Sirhowy Ironworks

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  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
    Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

    This exhibition will highlight Merthyr Tydfil’s involvement in WWI. It will feature films, artwork, objects and more all created and donated by the local community.

    Merthyr Tydfil
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 727371
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    Brecon Mountain Railway

    Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage Steam Locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons.

    Merthyr Tydfil
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 722988
  • Caerphilly Castle
    Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly, covering 30 acres (12.2ha), is one of the greatest surviving castles in the medieval Western world. It was a highpoint in medieval defensive architecture with its massive gatehouses and water features.

    Caerphilly
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 3143
  • The Royal Mint Experience
    The Royal Mint Experience

    The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom’s coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to a bank in our 45-minute Guided Factory Experience.

    Pontyclun, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 03332 412223
  • Bedwellty House & Park
    Bedwellty House & Park

    Bedwellty House is a grade 2 listed building. It was built in 1818 as a home for Samuel Homfrey, the Ironmaster at Tredegar Iron Company. The House was built on land leased from Lord Tredegar and the grounds measured 26 acres

    Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 353370
  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor
    Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    Llancaiach Fawr Manor stands proudly, as it has done since c1550, overlooking the Glamorgan Uplands. Step inside the Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645.

    Treharris, Caerphilly
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 412248
  • Blaenavon Ironworks
    Blaenavon Ironworks

    Return of the successful World War Two themed event centred on Blaenavon Ironworks.

    Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 792615
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum
    Big Pit: National Coal Museum

    Join us for a Father’s Day treat at Big Pit National Coal Museum.

    Blaenavon, Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 03001 112333
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
    Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

    The small town of Blaenavon and its surrounding landscape at the head of the Eastern Valley of Torfaen, was awarded World Heritage Site Status in November 2000.

    Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 742333
  • St Elvan's Church, Aberdare
    St Elvan's Church, Aberdare

    St Elvan's Church was started in 1851 and completed in 1852. It has for many years been called 'The Cathedral of the Valleys', and its history is closely linked to the town's industrial development.

    Aberdare, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 879999
  • Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park
    Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

    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 Coal.’

    Trehafod, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 682036
  • Clydach Ironworks
    Clydach Ironworks

    The spectacular ironworks were built in the late 18th century and are a scheduled ancient monument.

    Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 644855
  • Aneurin Bevan Stones
    Aneurin Bevan Stones

    This monument commemorates Aneurin Bevan, the outstanding politician who was born in Tredegar in 1897 and elected M.P. for the area in 1929.

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937
  • Shell Grotto
    Shell Grotto

    Considered to be the best surviving grotto in Wales, the shell grotto in Pontypool Park stands on a ridge 700 ft above sea level. Constructed as a summerhouse for the Hanbury family of iron masters who owned Pontypool Park.

    Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 648082
  • Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
    Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

    A scenic train ride through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Connects Blaenavon with Bit Pit, the Garn Lakes and the Whistle Inn.

    Pontypool, Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 792263
  • Groeswen Chapel
    Groeswen Chapel

    A beautiful historic religious place of worship, Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly.

    Caerphilly
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 2245
  • Ty Mawr & the Roundhouse Towers
    Ty Mawr & the Roundhouse Towers

    Please Note, acces to the site is free year round. However access inside the towers can only be obtained via direct permission from Mr Glynn Jones, owner of the Roundhouse Farm

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937
  • St Illtyd's Church
    St Illtyd's Church

    A restored medieval church, originally built by the white monks of the Cistercian Abbey at Llantarnam. The church gives a rare glimpse into the pre-industrial history of the South Wales Valleys

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937
  • Llanyrafon Mill
    Llanyrafon Mill

    The Mill is one of the few surviving triple stone water mills left in the country. Currently being restored, the 17th century Mill houses many historical artefacts from the area.

    Cwmbran, Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 482780
  • Sirhowy Ironworks
    Sirhowy Ironworks

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

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937