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Blaenau Gwent –Colourful Tapestry of History and Heritage

Welcoming you to Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent is a place of contrast  the high mountains against the flat moorlands, the heritage buildings against modern establishments.  In the county of Blaenau Gwent you’ll find relics from the Bronze Age and a wealth of historical heritage sites. To truly experience this wonderful place situated in the valley of South Wales best forms of exploration are on foor or horseback.

Reasons to visit Blaenau Gwent

Visit the  historic sites, churches, trails and walks the county has to offer and appreciate its modern attractions too such as two cinema houses in the town, theatres and music societies available throughout the year.

If you’re interested in historical monuments, then you’ll find wealth in Blaenau Gwent. The Aneurin Bevan Stones are dedicated to the memory of Aneurin Bevan, the Round House Towers and Sirhowy Ironworks, present an example of the rich artisanship and heritage of the place. View the Bedwellty House museum that offers a pictorial representation of the land’s history and if you have enough time why not discover the  museums of Blaenau Gwent, Tredegar, Ebbw, Vale Archive Trust, Abertillery, Blaina and Brynmawra.

TTake advantage of the parks, lakes, play and amusement areas in Baenau Gwent. The place has over two hundred and fifty kilometers of trails and walks. If youare feeling energetic then you should also see the Sirhowy Valley walk that stretches over twenty-six miles, covering rocky terrains and parks or if you fancy a picnic and a bit of fishing try the  The Roseheyworth riverside walk.

If you love natural beauty Cwmcelyn Feeder Pond situated amidst picturesque surroundings, the calm water of the lake is home to an extensive range of fishes. On the south of Blaenau Gwent is the St. James reservoir another beautiful water body much of it has been filled in order to undertake construction activities. Fishing is permitted both in the reservoir and in the pond.

Festive Park is a seventy-acre park that houses numerous gardens and ornamental lakes. The park is also known for its shopping village, where you can find toys,  fashion accessories and sportswear,  souvenirs and more.

Dining and entertainment in Blaenau Gwent

Beaufort Theatre organizes a number of comedy shows and theatrical productions throughout the year. The theatre also has a ballroom where a number of events are hosted.  If you love films then visit to the market cinema hall somewhere to enjoy whatever the weather.

The restaurants and bars in Blaenau Gwent cater to a wide variety of tastes but traditional food by a log fire is one of the best ways to dine available at many Inns the county.

Accommodation in Blaenau Gwent

Whether you fancy hiring a caravan, camping in the Parks and Woods or the mods and cons of a Hotel there is a selection of accommodation that is affordable and suitable for everyone.  The Park hotel and Parc Bryn Bach caravan and campsite is perfect examples of this.