Tredegar is a small industrial town in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is by no means a major tourist destination, but it does have a certain off-the-beaten-path charm and is located right on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, making it a fine base for hiking.

Get in

From the M4 (south) take A467 at junction 28 and then follow signs for Tredegar to A4048, from which the town centre is well signed. From the north, take the A40 to A465 towards Merthyr Tydfil. Turn left onto A4048 from the roundabout signed for Tredegar and then look for signs for the town centre.

Get around

There is a public parking lot on Morgan Street in the town centre. From there, the Town Clock and Bedwellty House are within easy walking distance. Ask at the local hostel or one of the bed and breakfast about bus options for travel into Brecon Beacons.



Hiking is the activity of choice around Tredegar. For more details about hikes in Brecon Beacons, ask at the Hobo Backpackers Hostel or check the guide. Hiking (or mountain biking) is also possible closer to town in the Sirhowy Valley, directly to the east or west of town.




Go next

There is plenty to see in the area around Tredegar, beyond the obvious Brecon Beacons National Park. Be sure to visit one of Europe's largest castles at Caerphilly, and the UNESCO World Heritage designated site of the historic Iron Pits at Blaenavon. A more off-the-beaten-path attraction can be found in the Cyfarther Castle at Merthyr Tydfil, just to the north along the A465.

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