Located within the Heads of the Valleys area of South East Wales Blaenau Gwent is in a key position between the South Wales Valleys and the natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For those wishing to visit Blaenau Gwent the county borough is well linked by the A465 Heads of the Valleys to the wider road network.
Blaenau Gwent is known for being at the forefront of the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century and is proud of its manufacturing past. As well as its rich heritage including its famous steel production, coal mining and politicians like Aneurin Bevan, the County Borough has fast been transforming the area into a great place to live, work, learn and relax, so why not come and explore for yourself.
Our town centres are accessible and distinctive with friendly people and a strong sense of pride. This passion is core to attracting shoppers and providing a quality offer to short and long stay visitors. Our five town centres of Abertillery, Blaina, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar have a lot to offer from larger high street brands to the more specialist independent retailer offering as well as a welcome lunch stop. Our town centres and the surrounding area offer experiences for everyone complemented by a personal and professional service.
Blaenau Gwent’s town centres are full of unique, quality small independent businesses who offer fantastic services and products. Competitively priced and offering that personal, friendly customer service you won’t find in the larger out of town retail parks.
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Blaenau Gwent has a lot to be proud of; it enjoys breathtaking views and scenery throughout its valleys. For visitors seeking thrills and adventure, the area has much to offer from golf at West Mon Golf Club, to outdoor activities at Bryn Bach Park. We are also rich in heritage with an excellent choice of museums, heritage trails and other facilities in and around the towns for visitors to enjoy.
As well as its good road links, public transport is well provided for with great bus links between Cardiff, Hereford and other regional destinations. The re-introduction of the passenger rail service also provides a quick and convenient link between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale for those wishing to visit the County Borough.
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Abertillery is nestled within the beautiful Ebbw Fach valley with the main town centre located above the valley, offering dramatic views towards the hills and beyond…More
The town of Blaina is one of the smaller town centres in Blaenau Gwent nestled on the Eastern side of the A467 in the Ebbw Fach valley…More
The market town of Brynmawr is situated in the North Eastern corner of Blaenau Gwent in a strong strategic position, connecting it into the heart of the valley communities…More
Ebbw Vale is the largest of Blaenau Gwent’s five town centres and is fast becoming a key sub regional centre…More
Tredegar is located in the North Western corner of Blaenau Gwent at the head of the Sirhowy valley…More