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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
All reviews six bells car park who lost their lives well worth a visit short walk across the road moving tribute beautiful walk building work poignant reminder welsh valleys stands proud feat of engineering men school guardian statue
An important place to visit to get to know the local people and, without getting political, the mining culture. You can either park in Six Bells and it's only a short walk away, or you could park in Abertillery for example and walk up there...More
I returned after my first visit in November. I still could not see the café only the building site. This time I asked a lady nearby .She said over the road There really should be a clear sign. I had a good breakfast in the...More
This stunning sculpture is absolutely breathtaking.
Get out of your car!!
Walk up from the car park, past the school which is currently being built. As you approach the memorial you will see the exquisite detail in this massive sculpture. His muscles are defined, and...More
Just a short walk away. Was there at the opening (by the Archbishop of Canterbury) in June 2010. Lovely Parkland area...although a new school is under construction nearby. Visit the Ty Ebbw Fach, just across the road.
The Guardian was erected to commemorate the 45...More
Came across details of this memorial statue when reading of another newer statue being unveiled in another town, the construction and subject matter of the statue intrigued me, so on a cold rainy day went to see for myself. There is a reasonably sized car...More
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
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
Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paul p
SixBells R, Volunteer at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018
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