Ebbw Vale is in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire. It is the largest town in Blaenau Gwent, and is the home of its administration centre.
It was a small community that was completely transformed during the Industrial Revolution. This is due to the opening of Ebbw Vale Steelworks and of various coal mines in the area, none of which are still open today. Ebbw Vale is known for its innovative contributions to Britain's development, though the Steelworks and Coal mines have since stopped production. Because of the decline in steel and coal production, Ebbw Vale has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the United Kingdom.
Ebbw Vale has plenty to do for the casual visitor.
- Ebbw Vale Garden Festival Park. It was built in 1992 on the south side of the demolished steelworks. It is home to various shops including a branch of The Works, and various clothing and souvenir shops.
Besides the Festival Park, there are many shops on the town's high street in addition to many places to eat.
- The Bridge. Located in the heart of Ebbw Vale, The bridge offers a sophisticated menu and is complete with a bar.
- Willow Tree. A pub that is seconds away from the Festival Park. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the area and offers a quiet atmosphere. There is also a patio area for a lakeside experience.
- 1 Premier Inn, Victoria Business Park, Waunllwyd, NP23 8AN, ☏ . A chain hotel with an onsite restaurant.