We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Beautiful walk and sobering experience

An important place to visit to get to know the local people and, without getting political, the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Really aww inspiring sculpture.

Lovely walk down to the guardian and when you get there you are blown away . Such a inspiring... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Abertillery, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 108 reviews
All photos (98)
All photos (98)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“six bells”(41 reviews)
“car park”(15 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
+44 1495 211732
Improve This Listing
Reviews (108)
Filter reviews
108 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
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
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 108 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank happycamperanywhere
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely walk down to the guardian and when you get there you are blown away . Such a inspiring tribute to all the miners that died.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lucyinthesky606
Reviewed 2 January 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geoffrey U
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joyce G
Reviewed 16 November 2018

A dramatic tribute to those people who lost their lives in the mining catastrophe. You only need spend a few minutes here to get a sense of the shadow the incident cast on the local community.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tina D
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnF6347
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DayTrip15034949097
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MichaelHLesCroups
Reviewed 8 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ewan B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paul p
SixBells R, Volunteer at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Premier Inn Ebbw Vale Hotel
537 reviews
6.40 km away
Premier Inn Pontypool Hotel
493 reviews
7.87 km away
Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel
420 reviews
8.08 km away
Premier Inn Cwmbran Hotel
439 reviews
9.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17 nearby restaurants
Tyebbw Fach
56 reviews
.05 km away
Berrys Bar
103 reviews
1.06 km away
Five Star Fish Bar
24 reviews
1.36 km away
Hector's cosy cafe
12 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
The Eden Centre
51 reviews
2.22 km away
Blaina Heritage Centre
9 reviews
5.37 km away
Big Pit National Coal Museum
2,370 reviews
5.94 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
david b
17 October 2018|
Response from Ami I | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I can't would be happy to take a look next time I visit
Jim D
9 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from michaeltC2091IE | Reviewed this property |
Jim, the place is call Six Bells, Lannhilleth is a village just 2 or 3 miles down the road. Mike