Tŷ Ebbw Fach is located in the southern end of the Ebbw Fach valley, a valley steeped in industrial history. A newly created walking and cycling route, the Ebbw Fach Trail links these historic sites and brings them to life via the many interpretation and listening posts. This route is part of the Sustrans Valley Cycle Network.
The area around Tŷ Ebbw Fach offers some stunning valley and ridge walks and off road cycling trails.
The South Wales Valleys have a proud history in the coal and iron industries. Big Pit, part of the National Museum of Wales is based in a deep mine near Blaenavon. It is well worth a visit and visitors have the opportunity to go underground. Staff at Big Pit were a great help when we were putting together the interpretation for the heritage room. Other mining museums in the area are the South Wales Mining Museum and Senghenydd Heritage Museum.
Did you know that people from the northern end of this valley played a big part in the Chartist Uprising of 1839 and a new Visitor Centre has recently opened in Blaina approx 3 miles to the north of Tŷ Ebbw Fach. Take a look at their website to find out more www.chartistvisitorcentre.org.uk or pop along to the local museums in Brynmawr, Blaina or Abertillery.
For those wishing to stay in the area , check out www.thevalleys.co.uk for a range of accommodation.