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, morrland and lake - ideal for all sort of outdoor
Click the links to take a look at what else Blaenau Gwent and the
surrounding Valleys can offer.