Get ready to embark on a four-day escapade that will lead you through charming towns, ancient castles, stunning natural wonders, and immersive cultural experiences. From the majestic castles of Caerffili and Cyfarthfa to the tranquil trails of Aberdare and the enchanting beauty of Neath, each day promises a new and exciting adventure. Join us as we unveil the marvels of the Valleys and create unforgettable memories along the way.

Day 1: Explore Caerffili

Begin your adventure in the historic town of Caerffili. In the morning, explore the iconic Caerphilly Castle, a medieval masterpiece surrounded by serene moats. Then, head up to Caerphilly Mountain for stunning views. In the afternoon, step back in time at Llancaiach Fawr, a living history museum, and immerse yourself in the Aber Valley Heritage Museum’s local stories and artifacts.

Breakfast & Café suggestions in Caerffili:

  • The Deli
  • The Rock

Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Caerffili:

  • Volare Restaurant
  • Ten Degrees at Market Street
Day 2: Explore Merthyr Tydfil

Venture to Merthyr Tydfil, a town rich in heritage. Start your day with a visit to the tranquil Llwyn-on Reservoir, perfect for a morning stroll. Marvel at the engineering marvel of Cefn Coed Viaduct before stepping into the grandeur of Cyfarthfa Castle & Park. And if you like shopping, you can do that in the afternoon.

Breakfast & Café suggestions in Merthyr Tydfil:

  • Caffi Soar
  • Cefn Tea Rooms
  • Happy Fox Cafe

Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Merthyr Tydfil:

  • Aberglais Inn
  • The New Crown
  • Casa Bianca
Day 3: Explore Aberdare

On your third day in the Valleys, embark on a nature-filled day in Aberdare. Begin with the Four Falls Trail, where you’ll witness the beauty of waterfalls in their natural setting. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the scenic Cynon Trail and pay a visit to the Cynon Valley Museum Trust to learn about the region’s history.

Breakfast & Café suggestions in Aberdare:

  • Green Valley Kitchen

Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Aberdare:

  • The Red Cow
  • Peppers Licenced Restuarant
Day 4: Explore Resolven & Neath

Your final day takes you to Resolven and Neath. Start with the captivating Melincourt Waterfall, a hidden gem nestled in nature. Then, explore the impressive ruins of Neath Abbey. In the afternoon, relax in Gnoll Estate’s big park and learn about the history of Craig y Ddinas.

Breakfast & Café suggestions in Resolven:

  • Darren & Emmas Breakfast and Grill

Lunch & Dinner suggestions in Neath:

  • The Bloom Inn
  • Celtic Lodge
  • MAG – Banwen