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Welcome to Blaenau Gwent’s 5 Star Towns

Star Location

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.

Star Place

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.

Five Star Town Centres

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.

Star Business Spotlight

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.

Click on the link here to find out more about some of our small independent retailers and what you can find when you visit them.

Star Attractions

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.

Star Transport

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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