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Hidden Gems: Guardian

GuardianYou'll know all about our castles, museums and other well-known attractions by now.  But aside from all those, there are a plethora of hidden gems lurking throughout the region, each with their own story and ability to make any trip to Wales a memorable one.

The Guardian Memorial

It's been compared to the Angel of the North, and it's easy to see why.

Towering above the village of Six Bells, in the heart of the Valleys, the Guardian stands as a monument to the mining industry that once dominated this landscape.

It stands on the site of the former Six Bells Colliery, not that you'll know it, given how you are now surrounded by meadows and wildlife.  The inscriptions on the base of the statue commemorates the lives lost at the 1960 Six Bells disaster.

Nearby, Ty Ebbw Fach houses a small exhibition on the statue as well as a café, making it an ideal places for a refreshment stop.

For more information, please visit the website

From New South Wales to Old South Wales

Cardiff BayIt's not just who thinks that Cardiff is a superb city.  You know we love our castle, stadium and museums.  But now the appeal of Cardiff is stretching right across the world.

The Australian newspaper recently published an article featuring some of the best things to do in our capital city.  Amongst others they mentioned visiting the locations used for filming Dr Who, shopping in our arcades and heading to the Techniquest science centre.

To read the article in full visit the Australian's website