Welcome to Dare Valley Country Park
Heads of the Valleys and Beyond
Dare Valley Country Park is a great base for exploring the Valleys of South Wales and beyond. The South Wales Valleys were the birth place of the industrial revolution and are full of interesting and distinctive history and heritage attractions. But, don't miss out on the gorgeous countryside too - venture off the beaten track and you'll be surprised by what you will discover!
Heads of the Valleys
You may already have an idea of what the South Wales Valleys are all about - perhaps it needs an update? You won't see a coal mine (unless its a museum like Rhondda Heritage Park), but you will see lakes and forests, and miles of green mountains stretching up from the coast towards the Beacons. Don't miss the stunning Caerphilly Castle - one of the largest Norman castles in Britain - slap bang in the middle of a valleys town. Or Blaenavon, a typical iron working and mining village in the valleys - and a World Heritage site.
For further information on things to see and do in the valleys visit the Wisdom and Walks in the Valleys of South Wales website here
Brecon BeaconsThe Brecon Beacons is a beautiful part of Wales - the scenery is attractive and diverse from high mountains (including Pen Y Fan, South Wales' highest mountain) to rolling countryside, waterfalls and deep hidden valleys. The are is also home to family attractions and events, markets towns, canal paths and castles.
For more information on the Brecon Beacons, visit their website click here.
The City Of CardiffCardiff is the capital city of Wales. Cardiff is a Mecca for shoppers with the new St David's II development due to open soon. Cardiff is home to unique attractions like St Fagans National History Museum, Techniquest, the Millennium Stadium and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
To find more things to see and do in Cardiff visit their website click here.
Swansea & GowerWales' second city Swansea has a great food and shopping scene, great attractions including LC2 and the National Waterfront Museum and is just a short journey to the unspoilt beaches of the Gower Britain's first designated area of natural beauty. Nearby Afan Argoed is a world famous mountain biker resort and should not be missed by anyone who likes getting muddy on two wheels.
For more information about Swansea, Gower and Neath Port Talbot - the Swansea Bay area, visit their website click here.