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Tel code: 01685 | code search
Postcode: NP22 | code search
Population: 14000
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This town in Gwent was the birthplace of the National Health Service as it was here, in Tredegar, that Aneurin Bevan was born in 1897 leaving school at the age of 13 to work in the local mines and by the age of 19 the politically aware Aneurin Bevan was chairman of the local lodge of the South Wales Miners Federation before embarking on his career in politics. Tredegar really started to develop as a town from around the early 1800ís and it was at this time that the Tredegar Iron Company was founded and this ensured the economic success of the town through the 19th century. In 1829 the Chief Engineer at the Ironworks was allowed to purchase a steam train, this was built at the Tredegar Iron Works and commissioned the same year. Originally used for the transportation of raw materials such as iron ore and coal to Newport coaches were subsequently added and fare paying passengers were permitted. The growth of the town through this economic boom was phenomenal, in 1801 the local population was around 1132 and by 1881 the population is recorded as being around 34685 such was the demand for labour at the ironworks and nearby quarries. Today there are still obvious signs of the success of the town during that period, the Town Clock erected in 1858 for the benefit of local miners and workers with a face on each side so that it is easily visible for most directions. Bedwelty Park, a Victorian Park in which is to be found the ironmasters residence which was built in 1818 and where you can take a stroll amongst the trees and 26 acres of parkland and where if you are lucky enough you can see the town band playing. For those who prefer their parks to be somewhat larger then there is Bryn Bach Country Park, some 600 acres of grassland and tree plantations with a 36 acre lake set on the outskirts of Tredegar.

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Ashley Law
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M R D Finances

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Dental Surgery
J D Hull and Associates
Park Gate Surgery

Doctor

Glan yr Afon Surgery
The Health Centre

Solicitor

Roger Edwards & Co

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M E T Taxi Services
New Tredegar Taxis
Phils Taxis
Ruby's Travel

Sports Clubs

Club 69 (Athletics)

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Ye Olde Red Lion (0.09 miles)

Ye Olde Red Lion

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This family-run free house in the heart of Tredegar has a friendly bar with Sky television, showing the best sporting action on 2 big screens.
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Soar Chapel Guest House (2.33 miles)

Soar Chapel Guest House
At Soar Chapel a warm welcome awaits you at this former Baptist Chapel which now serves as a luxury guest house in Ebbw Vale South Wales. Soar Chapel began life in 1851 as a fellowship ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Ebbw Vale (2.37 miles)

Ideally located in the heart of the South Wales Valleys; the town is rich in local history, steeped in the Steel and Mining that made the town what it is today. Ebbw Valley station provides ... More | visit website
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Bessemer Hotel (4.80 miles)

Bessemer Hotel

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Perfectly situated within the Valley and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the hotelís position allows easy access to many of the sites of interest in the area. A ... More

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Penrhadw Farm (5.44 miles)

Penrhadw Farm

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In the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Penrhadw Farm has spectacular mountain views and offers a range of comfortable accommodation to suit the needs and budget of any traveller. With a ... More

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Tregenna Hotel (5.83 miles)

Tregenna Hotel

A family run hotel offering the very best in accommodation, food and service. Tregenna has a highly regarded restaurant locally, and is regularly booked out on Saturday & Sunday lunch.
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Castle Hotel (5.91 miles)

Castle Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at The 3 star Castle Hotel. Ideally located in the historic industrial town of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Offering a comfortable and contemporary design, the four storey hotel boasts ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Merthyr Tydfil (5.99 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Merthyr Tydfil (6.12 miles)

Conveniently situated opposite Pentrebach train station, this Premier Inn is located on the outskirts of Brecon Beacons National Park. Cardiff city centre is just a 25 minute drive away. Our Merthyr Tydfil Premier Inn has everything ... More | visit website
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Maes Manor Country Hotel (6.61 miles)

Maes Manor Country Hotel

Set in the heart of the Welsh Valleys with beautiful views over landscaped gardens, yet just a short distance from Cardiff and Newport, Maes Manor is the perfect retreat for leisure and business guests alike.Maes ... More | visit website

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