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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
+44 1495 211732
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Brilliantly evocative.

This memorial to the men who died in the Six Bells mining disaster in 1960 is a wonderful tribute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miserablejohnny
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Amazing

This was so moving. Main point of my visit to Wales was to see this statue. Cannot believe just how... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
jo134Middlesex
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middlesex
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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 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.
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Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
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+44 1495 211732
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Miserablejohnny
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The " Guardian " stands over 20 meters high including the stone plinth it sits on and is to commemorate the mining disaster that occured back in june 1960 ,its an impressive sight . There is a visitor centre opposite the car park ,it called...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This stunning garden area is overlooked by the beautiful design of the minor engraved with the names of so many courageous men of the sixbells mine. Planted in a mass of beautiful flowers & water garden. Plenty of benches to sit and admire the gardens....More

Thank Valleygirl3
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We spotted this fantastic sculpture from the road and turned back to find it. So pleased we did..it's simply stunning, glowing in the sunshine. Very moving to read the names and description of the accident, as well as the poem on a second information board....More

Thank MairDyer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely walk to the memorial especially when all the irises are in bloom . A fitting memorial to the miners who died there . Pity a new school is going to be built to spoil it , probably end up covered in graffiti surrounded by...More

Thank eleanorandelwyn
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We found visiting the guardian quite moving especially reading the inscription and the names of the miners who lost their lives. It was a bleak day but a lovely cuppa in the cafe opposite was warming also the welcome from the staff, planning a return...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Incredible sculpture to recognise the lives given by the miners who died in 1960. Fantastic location with the guardian dominating a wonderful view over the valley - made more picturesque with snow on the ground. Well worth a visit with free car park and good...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Somewhere to go for a nice walk and to see the lovely Guardian in memory of those who lost their lives in the Six Bells mining tragedy. The miner is huge and is very well done, it's great when your up the Mountain and can...More

1  Thank RCarysx
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I didn't know what to expect as I had only seen it on TV, but it amazing to see in real life and it was very moving. Everyone should visit and pay their respects to the miners.

Thank Passivesoul
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Jim D
8 July 2016|
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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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