Southern Wales Tourism

Tour 1

Guardian Six Bells Mining MemorialStop 1
Rhondda Heritage Park (Sat Nav - CF37 2NP)

Discover the unique character and culture of the Rhondda Valleys at the Rhondda Heritage Park.  Visitors can enjoy a fully guided underground experience tour in the company of an ex-miner.  You'll find out all about the history of the industry that shaped this corner of Wales and hear first-hand tales of what life was like for the men who worked underground.  The centre also includes an indoor reconstruction of a period village street, an art gallery and café which enjoys spectacular views of the Rhondda Valley.

Stop 2
Guardian (Sat Nav - NP13 2ND)

Unveiled in 2010, the impressive Guardian memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Six Bells mining disaster.  Standing at 20 metres high and made from 20,000 individual strips of steel, the sculpture naturally draws comparison with the more well-known Angel of the North.  Information on the history of the project as well as refreshments can be found in the nearby Ty Ebbw Fach visitor centre.

Stop 3
Caerleon Roman Town (Sat Nav - NP18 1AE)
The small town of Caerleon was once one of the most important settlements in the Roman Empire.  The National Roman Legion Museum tells the town's story, while nearby lies the remains of the most complete amphitheatre in Britain, the fortress baths and the only Roman Legionary barracks still on view anywhere in Europe.

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Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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