The quiet village of Gilwern was once a hub of nineteenth Century industry, and is an ideal starting point for exploring the industrial heritage of South Wales. Blaenavon World Heritage site is a short drive (or energetic walk) away. Gilwern is within easy reach of Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brynmawr
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal flows through the village, and a range of boats can be hired locally. There is walking to suit all abilities: the flat canal towpath, tramroads leading to the quarries above and steep narrow footpaths leading up through woods and fields to the open moorland on Llangattock mountain and Gilwern Hill.
The historic Llanelly Church can be reached on foot or by car, and the remains of working communities can be traced in in the terraced housing clinging to the valley sides. Gilwern Wharf, once a thriving industrial site, can be reached in a few minutes walk from the village centre, along the canal towpath.
The Clydach Gorge Nature Reserve offers native Beechwoods, teeming with wildlife. The reserve can be viewed from the disused railway (walking and cycle track) and is criss-crossed by numerous footpaths.
Gilwern has a range of local shops, including village post office, canal gift shop, quality butcher, petrol station/general store, cafe, fish and chips, and several pubs.
Gilwern accommodation, attractions, activities, and tourism information
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