Blaenau Gwent…or head
of the Gwent valleys, if you want to know what it
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
Download the group travel guide for Blaenau Gwent here.
Alternatively for more information please visit:
The Blaenau Gwent
Love the Valleys