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Ebbw Vale is in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire.

Ebbw Vale town centre

Understand

Ebbw Vale is a town in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales at the head of the valley formed by the Ebbw Fawr tributary of the Ebbw River, South Wales. it is the largest town in Blaenau Gwent, and is the home of its administration centre.

It was originally a small community, however, it 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.

Get in

Ebbw Vale is home to the Ebbw Vale Parkway Railway Station, which has daily trips to Cardiff Central. It was announced that in 2014, a second service to Newport will become available.

See

Do

Entrance to Festival Park shopping outlet

Ebbw Vale has plenty to do for the causal visitor. The Ebbw Vale Garden Festival Park was built in 1992 on the South side of the recently demolished Steelworks. It is home to various shops including a branch of The Works as well as 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.

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 located just 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.

Drink

Sleep

  • The Premier Inn. is a 5 star hotel, located in a convenient area and is complete with an onsite restaurant.

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