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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial
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Owner description: 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 away. So why not pop in and see us before or after your unforgettable trip to Guardian? On the first floor is a conference room which can be hired for functions. Accessible by lift, this room is used for meetings, christening parties, birthday parties. Please contact us if you would like further information.
Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 15 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 memorial. It doesn’t spoil it but it is a shame.

1  Thank Timhud
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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
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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 at. It is surrounded by beautiful hills covered in trees which in autumn are of stunning colours. I remember the mine well from my youth and the statute serves as a reminder of the sort of work many lived, and died, doing in the South Wales valleys.

The little cafe and museum in the former Coach and Horses pub is well worth a visit too!

3  Thank Miserablejohnny
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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

Thank jo134Middlesex
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