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Explore Blaenau Gwent - 1 Day Itinerary

Take a tour around Blaenau Gwent, an area proud of its heritage. See the giant Guardian statue, visit beautiful parkland and historic buildings before hitting the shops.

Stop 1 – Guardian
Towering above the village of Six Bells is the Guardian Mining Memorial. Commemorating the 1960 Six Bells mining disaster, the monument was unveiled in 2010.

Stop 2 – Fesitval Park Outlet Shopping
Festival Park Outlet Shopping has masses of bargains for everyone, whatever your tastes. Situated at the head of the Ebbw valley, amongst 70 acres of what was the Garden Festival of Wales site in 1992, it is a shopper’s paradise.

Stop 3 – General Offices & Museum
Former steelworks offices with spectacular architecture housing Gwent Archives and Ebbw Vale Works Museum.

Stop 4 – Bedwellty House and Park
Bedwellty House is a listed Regency villa in Tredegar. It is surrounded by a historic garden that was established in the early 19th century for the Master of Tredegar Iron Works.

Stop 5 – Parc Bryn Bach
Parc Bryn Bach is conveniently situated just off the A465 in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, set in 340 acres of mixed grass and woodland and has a 36-acre lake as its focal point.