Southern Wales Tourism
The Heart of the Valleys

Discover the true heart of the Valleys in this hidden corner of Southern Wales

Blaenau Gwent

GuardianBlaenau Gwent…or head of the Gwent valleys, if you want to know what it means. 

Being at the top of these valleys, it comes as no surprise that the area has a number of lofty claims to fame.

It has the highest town in Wales - Brynmawr, standing at 380 metres above sea level.  It is also home to the highest golf course in Wales, with the West Mon course standing at 457 metres.  It also has one of the tallest sculptures in Wales - Six Bell's Guardian memorial towering 20 metres over the village below.

As well as all these giant geographical landmarks, it also an area that celebrates political giants.  Tredegar was the home town to Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS.  In fact, the place where he first cut his teeth in politics, Bedwellty House is now open to the public.  Together with the surrounding parkland, it is now one of the most popular attractions in the area.

Other attractions in the area include the Festival Park shopping village and Parc Bryn Bach, a acres of green space, moorland and lake - ideal for all sorts of outdoor pursuits.

Download the group travel guide for Blaenau Gwent here.

Alternatively for more information please visit:
The Blaenau Gwent website
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