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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Our Industrial Past - The Guardian, Six Bells.

The Guardian Statue at Six Bells is a poignant reminder of the cost of extracting coal from our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MichaelHLesCroups
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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what an amazing memorial it sends shivers through you so peaceful and relaxing not too far to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ami I
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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...more
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Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Guardian Statue at Six Bells is a poignant reminder of the cost of extracting coal from our valleys. It doesn't stand atop the hillside like the Angel of the North, but you have to search for it, cradled in the steep sided valley that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to visit this while in the area, A real tribute to the miners who worked and lost their lives here. We arrived late so the museum wasn't open, but you can visit the statue anytime

Thank Ewan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The statue is such a site to behold unfortunately they are now building on the site so you can not get up close at the moment.More

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SixBells R, Volunteer at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paul I'm sor sorry you could net get right up to Guardian when you visited. The local Authority who are building the school, have assured us that they will maintain access to Guardian. If you let me know when and where your path was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what an amazing memorial it sends shivers through you so peaceful and relaxing not too far to walk from car park

Thank Ami I
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I was born in the area where I had clear view of the pit .So this monument stands clear and its a remainder of the men that worked &lost their lives. The walk up to it has been ruined by the building work going on....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

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

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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.

Thank Hazel58
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
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

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Jim D
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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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