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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
+44 1495 211732
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A Great Memorial

I have been wanting to visit this site for such a long time and today I did. You can park your Car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LCA1
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Spoilt beauty

This was a wonderful place to walk with nature and history but now they are building a school just... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
welshdragon2018
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Ty Ebbw Fach located in Six Bells. Named after the river running past, We have a Heritage Centre full of stories from Six Bells and it’s the place to find out all about the stunning Guardian Miners Memorial which is only a short walk away. So why not pop in and see us before or after your unforgettable trip to Guardian? On the first floor is a conference room which can be hired for functions. Accessible by lift, this room is used for meetings, christening parties, birthday parties. Please contact us if you would like further information.
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Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
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+44 1495 211732
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to visit this site for such a long time and today I did. You can park your Car for free at the bottom. Right opposite Ty Ebbw Fach Cafe In the Car Park. From the Car Park walk up the Path...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was a wonderful place to walk with nature and history but now they are building a school just below the beautiful historic statue

Thank welshdragon2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Happy and sad place to go. Sad because so many people died but a great memorial to the miners. A lovely place for a good walk with a lake and river nearby. A place I have wanted to go to for a long time.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the monument to pay respect to my uncle who was one of the men who lost their lives, and to all those affected. Unfortunately the building work for the school at the base below, had started the week before so it was quite sad...More

Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A pleasant easy walk to the statue . You can take dogs on a lead. Looks quite formidable the closer you get to the statue

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent memorial and impressive feat of engineering. Very humbling when visiting. Well worth the visit. Pity the car park area seemed a little vandalised with barriers smashed down. Also evidence of 4wd cars or motorbikes chewing up the grass on the walk up to the...More

1  Thank Timhud
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Well worth a visit, make sure you get to it before they build the school close by. Nice cafe opposite the car park too

Thank LRick
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This memorial to the men who died in the Six Bells mining disaster in 1960 is a wonderful tribute indeed. From a distance the statue allows the light to shine through but ‘solidifies’ as one gets closer to provide an imposing sight to look up...More

3  Thank Miserablejohnny
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This was so moving. Main point of my visit to Wales was to see this statue. Cannot believe just how tall it stands. Beautiful walk around the area with information boards around to tell you of the very sad tragedy surrounding the colliery

Thank jo134Middlesex
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The " Guardian " stands over 20 meters high including the stone plinth it sits on and is to commemorate the mining disaster that occured back in june 1960 ,its an impressive sight . There is a visitor centre opposite the car park ,it called...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Jim D
8 July 2016|
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Response from michael t | Reviewed this property |
Jim, the place is call Six Bells, Lannhilleth is a village just 2 or 3 miles down the road. Mike
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