Disabled parking is provided within each car park. Accessible access is provided at the rear quadrant entrance. Accessible toilets are available.
Pedestrian Route from Ebbw Vale town Centre
Note that the Mechanical Link is now operational, providing direct access from Ebbw Vale town centre. There is also an alternative Pedestrian route which may be useful during busy periods.
There are regular trains from Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale, a journey of around 1 hour. Please contact http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ for further details. Note that the Ebbw Vale Town rail extension opened 17th May 2015, providing direct access to Gwent Archives.
Stagecoach run regular services from Cwmbran to Ebbw Vale along Steelworks Road, bus (no.22); there is a stop very close to the General Offices. There is also a further bus service (X18) which travels from Newport to Ebbw Vale, via, Risca. Services are also available to/from other destinations.
Please contact http://www.traveline-cymru.info/ for further details.
view road map of Gwent Archives
From the A465 Heads of the Valleys road (North)
The A465 now by-passes Ebbw Vale. There are separate interchanges for Ebbw vale depending on whether you are driving east or west along the A465.
Leave the A465 and follow the signs for Ebbw Vale. Both routes converge at the roundabout near the fire station – the station’s tower can be seen from either route.
At this roundabout please follow the road signposted “The Works/Y Gweithfeydd and Newport/Casnewydd (A4821).” Drive down the hill going past the fire station on your left. You will then come to two sets of traffic lights. Go straight on at both sets (you will need to be in the left-hand lane at the 2nd set). After passing underneath 2 bridges (the second much larger), you will come to a roundabout. Please take the 1st exit, signed "The General Offices". After 200 yards you will see a large brick building on your right.
Gwent Archives is based within the General Offices building. Parking is available in the car park on the left, directly opposite the building; or, in the car park on the right immediately after the building, next to Ebbw Vale Town Railway Station.
(NB. There are currently major roadworks affecting the A465 between Gilwern and Brynmawr. These are ongoing until provisionally the summer of 2018. Please be aware of temporary closures and diversions. Updates can be obtained at the following link: https://twitter.com/a465_section2?lang=en) OFFICIAL DIVERSION
From M4 junction 28 for Brynmawr/Risca (South)
Follow the A467 to Aberbeeg. At the roundabout take the first left towards Cwm (A4046 signposted Ebbw Vale). At the next roundabout take the 2nd left. At the next roundabout take the 2nd left onto the newly constructed A4281(signed A465 Abergavenny/Merthyr). Take the first exit at the next roundabout, proceed for approximately 1 mile. You will see the clock tower of the General Offices, (which includes Gwent Archives premises). There are 2 free car parks adjacent and opposite the premises. *
There are various options for accommodation below:-
Kings Arms Public House/Hotel, Ebbw Vale
(8 beds, within walking distance)
Castle Inn, Ebbw Vale
(within 1 mile)
Premier Inn Hotel, Ebbw Vale
(within 2 miles)
Cambrian Hotel, Tredegar
(within 3 miles)
Soar Chapel Guest House, Beaufort
(within 4 miles)
Caravan and Camp Site
Parc Bryn Bach *** Merthyr Road Tredegar NP22 3AY Website Tel: 01495 711816 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Prices from £14.50 per caravan and £7.70 per tent Self Catering