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Festive Festival Park

Still stuck for that final Christmas gift, then worry no more.  Festival Park is bound to have something suitable.

Festival Park, Ebbw ValeLocated near Ebbw Vale, Festival Park is one of two branded designer outlets in Southern Wales.  It is home to over 40 high street shops all under one roof.   You will find some of the top brands selling some of their latest goods at discounted prices.

There's plenty to keep you occupied if shopping is not your thing.  It is situated in a 70 acre parkland setting in the heart of the Southern Wales Valleys.  There are cafes and restaurants to keep you fed and watered and even an owl sanctuary.

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Gwent Gems

GuardianBlaenau 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 pursuits.

Click the links to take a look at what else Blaenau Gwent and the surrounding Valleys can offer.

Festival Park Shopping Village

Festival Park Shopping Village in Ebbw Vale is one of two branded designer outlets in Southern Wales.  It is home to over 40 high street shops all under one roof.  Amongst others you will find Nike, M&S and Gap all selling some of their latest goods at discounted prices. 

There's plenty to keep you occupied if shopping is not your thing.  It is situated in a 70 acre parkland setting in the heart of the Southern Wales Valleys.  There are cafes and restaurants to keep you fed and watered and even an owl sanctuary.

And it is also home to the UK's longest super tubing track.  Super what????  Take a look at these: