South Wales Valleys

When one hears the words ‘South Wales Valleys’ the first words that always spring to everyone’s minds are Rugby and Coal Mining, but the valleys are so much more than that. It is true to say that Rugby and Mining does play a part in so many lives within the valleys, but if you were to take a good look at the area, you would see that the place has so much more going for it. Rolling hills, quaint Welsh villages and some great tourist attractions really do make this part of Wales a great place to visit.

I was taken aback at how friendly people really are round there. Not that I have heard any different, but you could be forgiven for thinking, that because most people who live in the valleys are strong charactered working class people, that they could be guilty of being gruff and bad tempered. But, after visiting the area, speaking with the people who live there, it really couldn’t be further from the truth. I found the people here to be absolutely fantastic and there is so much to see and do here, it wouldn’t be hard at all to plan your week’s holiday around all the attractions open for you to visit. With some great places to visit, some lovely accommodations to stay in, a visit to the South Wales

Valleys is a must. I am already planning my next visit to the area, as not only did I visit some fantastic places that could be visited time and time again, but I also made some great friends along the way!

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Alfred's Bar & Grill
Alfred's Bar & Grill
Alfred's is a spacious complex set over two floors. The style is modern Manhattan with exposed steel beams, strip-oak flooring and bespoke contemporary artwork....
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Bedlinog Inn
Bedlinog Inn
The best of gastro pub food is balanced with a menu of pub classics in a contemporary setting that resonates with a traditional pub atmosphere....
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Bella Capri Italian Restaurant
Bella Capri Italian Restaurant
We opened the Bella Capri in June 2002 and have worked hard to provide fine cuisine in a warm, informal and family friendly atmosphere. Our restaurant is perfect...
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Bessemer Hotel
Bessemer Hotel
Welcome to the Bessemer Hotel, a new and vibrant establishment that looks to set new standards in the hotel industry.Whether you are a carefree traveller or...
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Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. Prepare to be lowered 300 feet in the cage down to Pit Bottom for our famous underground tour - a captivating journey ...
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Bread of Heaven
Bread of Heaven
A family run café established in 1999. There has been a café here since the 1930's. We have built upon the tradition of the original Italian owners of a warm welcome, friendly service and good value. All our food is freshly made to order. ...
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Brecon Mountain Railway
Brecon Mountain Railway
Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan ...
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Brynffynon Hotel & Restaurant
Brynffynon Hotel & Restaurant
Situated in the little hamlet of Hafod Ddreiniog, The Brynffynon is a traditional family run hotel in the tiny village of Llanwonno. .Built in the 17th century as a small workmen's public house, ...
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Butterflies Bar & Kitchen
Butterflies Bar & Kitchen
A fantastic gastropub situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. Our menu offers traditional homemade classics and À la carte dishes with a continental flavour. Our ...
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Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly Castle
Like the famous cheese, the castle has long been synonymous with Caerphilly. It dominates. Hogs the limelight. Think slumbering giant awaiting a call to arms....
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Caradogs
Caradogs
At the Ty Newydd Country Hotel we have everything you have been looking for - tranquility, comfort, excellent food - and some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales right on our doorstep....
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Cheeky Monkeys
Cheeky Monkeys
The newest & biggest soft play centre in Torfaen South Wales welcomes children for exciting indoor and outdoor play! Cheeky Monkeys is a Children's Softplay Centre...
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Fifth Avenue House
Fifth Avenue House
Fifth Avenue House is a modern, family-run small Hotel set on the very edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.Constructed and run by the Buckley family....
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Greenmeadow Community Farm
Greenmeadow Community Farm
Greenmeadow Community Farm has been a working farm for over 250 years. Set in over 120 acres, we have a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which...
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Grills Steakhouse
Grills Steakhouse
Grills Steakhouse in Pontypridd … is relaxing and has a great atmosphere. Set in a cosy 40 seater restaurant tucked away in a quiet part of Pontypridd behind the Llanover Arms and below ...
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Heritage Park Hotel
Heritage Park Hotel
Rhondda people are renowned for their warm and friendly welcome. This is mirrored by Emma Jones, the General Manager of the hotel, who, together with her...
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Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Llancaiach Fawr Manor stands proudly, as it has done since c1550, overlooking the Glamorgan uplands. It is set within a restored period garden which provides the...
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Llechwen Hall Hotel & Restaurant
Llechwen Hall Hotel & Restaurant
Set on a stunning hilltop location surrounded by magnificent views of the Welsh countryside, Llechwen Hall Hotel is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of...
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