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Abertillery, Beaufort, Blaina, Brynmawr, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Llanhilleth, Nantyglo, Six Bells, Tredegar, Trefil, Blaenavon, Rhymney
Blaenau Gwent and its surrounding area was at the forefront of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. It is a county rich with historic buildings, ancient monuments and important heritage sites, set within a very attractive landscape.
Gwent was the Welsh kingdom founded by Caradoc Freichfras in South Wales. It stretched from the river Rhymney all the way to the river Wye, and it may also have extended east of the river Wye into the Forest of Dean.
The Blaenau are the mountainous uplands of this historic Gwent kingdom.
Blaenafon and Rhymney
Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum includes the history of the Rhymney area (now in Caerphilly Borough) and that of the Blaenafon area (now in Torfaen Borough) as well as the territory between these locations.