Places to go

Parc Cwm Darran is a hidden gem, tucked away amongst the mountains of the Darran Valley. With lots to do, including walking, cycling and fishing, there are also lots of local attractions for visitors to enjoy.

A stone’s through away, the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the Gower Coast and Monmothshire are ready for you to explore. If you fancy something a little closer to the park, we have listed some of our favourite attractions for you below.

Llancaiach Fawr Manor House

Llancaiach Fawr Manor House 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. All the furnishings in the rooms are accurate representations of items from the time of the Pritchard’s.

The Winding House

The Winding House is the museum for Caerphilly County Borough: inside you can unearth the history of the county borough, explore the latest exhibitions or delve into your families past and view the historic winding engine. Coffee shop facilities are available.

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly Town, South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th Century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan. Come and walk the ramparts of the biggest castle in Wales.

St Fagans National history Museum

Travel back in time for free to one of the world’s largest open-air museum’s. St Fagan’s has moved and rebuilt over 40 original historic buildings to show you how the people lived, worked, played and worshipped through the ages. Step into ancient farmhouses, gaze in awe at our majestic medieval church and explore our Victorian school.

If that’s not enough, take the land train through he park to give your tired legs a rest and enjoy cream tea in the café. Don’t forget to stop in the traditional sweet shop!

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