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'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824. This grand castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and has been called, "the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales, one of the smallest distilleries in the world and the first to legally distil a whisky spirit in Wales for more than 100 years. In June 2008 Penderyn Distillery opened its Visitor Centre.
The famous ironworks at Blaenavon were a milestone in the history of the Industrial Revolution. Visitors can view cottages furnished in three time periods.
An award-winning national museum that still retains many traits of its former role as a coal mine, standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon.
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.
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.
The Rhymney Brewery, Dowlais has taken up the most famous name in Welsh brewing to emphasise the fact that they are bringing back the old traditional flavours using modern methods and organic natural ingredients.
The spectacular ironworks were built in the late 18th century and are a scheduled ancient monument.
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.’
A scenic train ride through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Connects Blaenavon with Bit Pit, the Garn Lakes and the Whistle Inn.
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.
This monument commemorates Aneurin Bevan, the outstanding politician who was born in Tredegar in 1897 and elected M.P. for the area in 1929.
A beautiful historic religious place of worship, Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly.
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
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.