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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 7 July 2018
LCA1
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Moving.

Visited the monument to pay respect to my uncle who was one of the men who lost their lives, and to... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Jane R
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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 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

Thank kiamappy
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

Thank LCA1
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

1  Thank welshdragon2018
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

Thank Julie M
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
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
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
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

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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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