Town, free entry
Ebbw Vale, or Glyn Ebbwy in Welsh, means 'valley of the wild horse', and despite the town's industrial heritage, Ebbw Vale still affords its visitors some of the most scenic vistas in South Wales.
The Ebbw Vale Works, Brynmawr and Blaina Museums provide a valuable record of lessons learned from a rough history, whilst the Environmental Resource Centre and the Ebbw Vale Institute support growing creative industries.
The Festival Park Shopping Outlet has turned Ebbw Vale into a retail hub for the surrounding area, whilst the town can also boast excellent leisure facilities and consider itself a wonderful base from which to explore the myriad attractions of the nearby Brecon Beacons.
Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station is the terminus of the Ebbw Valley line from Cardiff Central.