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“Guardian six bells.”

Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 10 April 2014

This is the most amazing site you can see in our area, angel of our valley and a very fitting tribute to those that lost their lives. I would recommend a visit to the most beautiful memorial that i have ever seen.

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank Jotucker73
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Guardian is hidden deep in the Six Bells Valley. Have been many times but it never fails to take your breath away. Ty Ebbw Fach Heritage Centre is close by with personal stories and photographs. The cafe is open most days and has good snacks and meals. Plenty of parking space and room for children and dogs to run around. Easy access to the Ebbw Fach cycle/walking path which extends from Brynmawr to Llanhilleth. Really enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank MrsMG2014
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Visited the Guardian - Six Bells, Wales, today. The Memorial is a very moving, powerful reminder of workers whose lives were lost in a mining accident. So Tragic.
Good (free) car park. Really friendly staff at the Cafe over the road, serving excellent food. Good homemade food. Chicken curry, rice and chips less than a fiver. Cakes, drinks etc all good. Well worth the trip, but next time hope for better weather so we can take advantage of the nature reserve.

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank WestMidlandsKatie
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

i like this memorial because it depicts the life of a miner ,and the ultimate sacrifice they gave in the name of coal PS myself and 2 others modelled for this monument at big pit mining museum where we worked as guides i also worked at six bells as a miner.

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank dave w
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SixBells R, Manager at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Hi Dave, Thanks for taking the time to review The Guardian, we appreciate the memories and involvement in the construction of The Guardian, Thank you.


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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Visited the site of the statue commemorating the mining disaster in the 1960's. This statue is a truly moving reminder of the hazards and dangers of extracting coal from the bowels of the earth, my wife and I were there with relatives on the 20/10/13. The statue is a sombre and poignant piece of sculpture that is in fitting with what it is supposed to be commemorating, I am glad that I saw it and its apparent transparency in its construction

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Robert M
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SixBells R, Manager at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Guardian, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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