Bordering the Brecon Beacons, Blaenau Gwent lies in South Wales with its sleepy, wooded valleys and open, atmospheric moorlands. In the spring months the valleys are ablaze with yellow daffodils and contrasting ox eye daisies. The history of this area, from the Bronze Age through to more modern industrial and mining times, can be traced through a proliferation of interesting sites and attractions.
The great outdoors is alive with a variety of activities from mountain biking to horse riding both great ways to see the sights and traverse the trails. In addition, there are four regional museums which celebrate and capture the rich heritage of this fascinating area. There are a great many venues which timetable concerts, gigs and plays in all the main towns from Merthyr Tydfil to Abergavenny.