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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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A moving tribute to the brave men of Six Bells

This stunning sculpture is absolutely breathtaking. Get out of your car!! Walk up from the car... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joyce G
Hertford, United Kingdom
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A visually haunting statue

Came across details of this memorial statue when reading of another newer statue being unveiled in... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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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
+44 1495 211732
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

I planned this visit Noted postcode and drove 8 miles from Ebbw Vale I turned into car park & was faced with a massive building site. There were no signs visible. Where was the café & Information centre & the walk to the Monument. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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Reviewed 31 October 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
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Reviewed 16 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 7 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

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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david b
16 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
8 July 2016|
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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