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Abertillery (Welsh Abertyleri) is a town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent and the traditional county of Monmouthshire in southern Wales, 16 miles north-west of Newport, originally on the Great Western Railway. Its population rose steeply during the period of mining development in the Rhondda valleys, being 10,846 in the 1891 census and 21,945 ten years later. It lies in the mountainous mining district of Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire, in the valley of the Ebbw Fach, and the population was traditionally employed in the numerous coalmines, ironworks and tinplate works, now mostly defunct. Farther up the same valley are the mining townships of Nantyglo and Blaina.

Abertillery has a traditional-style town centre and several small schools. Today, its population numbers around 11,000. Noted for its unspoilt rural scenery, Abertillery neighbours the small districts of Aberbeeg and Cwmtillery. This is mainly down large amounts of EU funding which has helped the town transform itself from industrial relic into the clean, modernised area it is today.

A recent windfarm proposal above the community of Cwmtillery has been withdrawn, despite the offer of community-based incentives from the company. Opposition to the proposal generated support throughout the town which led to the it finally being withdrawn.

The town's name is pronounced with the emphasis on the penultimate syllable, ie. it rhymes with "Mary," as in a song made popular by Welsh entertainer Ryan Davies:

    "Blodwen and Mary from Abertillery..."

For more information see: http://www.abertillery.net/


 Libraries in Abertillery:
 Abertillery Library
       Oak Street,
       Abertillery
       NP13 1TG
 01495 212332
 Mon Closed
       Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
       Wed 8:30am-5:30pm
       Thur 9:00am-5:30pm
       Fri 9:00am-5:30pm
       Sat 9:00am-4:00pm


 Rugby in Abertillery: Abertillery RFC


 Football in Abertillery: Abertillery Excelsiors FC


 Vets in Abertillery:
 Abbey Veterinary Centre
       38 Carlyle St
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1UF
 01495 217868

 Budget Vets
       52-56 Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DL
 01495 321944


 Pubs/Bars in Abertillery:
 The Arena
       Carmel Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DG
 01495 215415

 Blaina Inn
       High Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3AW

 The Bush Inn
       69 High Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3BN
 01495 292132

 Clynmawr Hotel
       Ty Bryn Road
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1PH
 01495 212323

 Commercial Hotel
       Market Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1AH
 01495 212310

 Crown Inn
       Victoria Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1PG
 01495 212896

 The Dagmar
       Castle Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DW

 The Dolls House
       Alma Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1QA
 01495 213300

 The Golden Lion
       Queen Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3JU
 01495 291522

 The Lion
       13-14 Castle Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DW
 01495 321249

 Llanhilleth Top Hotel

       High Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DD
 01495 214267

 Mitre Inn
       Mitre Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1AE
       01495 217143

 Mount Pleasant Inn
       Alma Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1QD
 01495 216987

 Newbridge End Inn
       Penybont Road
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1JF
 01495 213519

 The Penndragon
       1 Oak Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1TE
 01495 212555

 The Railway Inn
       Bridge Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1UB
 01495 212732

 Red Lion Hotel
       High Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3BN
 01495 292365

 The Rolling Mill
       16 Church Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DA
 01495 212418

 Royal Exchange
       High Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3AE
 01495 291383

 Six Bells Hotel
       Victoria Road
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13
 01495 212568

 Somerset Hotel
       21 Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DJ
 01495 212410

 Tilers Arms
       Abertillery Road
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3EB
 01495 294000

 The Top Hat
       Woodland Terrace
       Cwmtillery
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1LA
 01495 217679

 The White Lion Inn
       Queen Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3JU
 01495 291133

 The Yew Tree
       8 Railway Terrace
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3BU
 01495 290008


 Museums in Abertillery:
 Abertillery & District Museum Society Ltd
       Market Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1AH
 01495 211140


 Take Aways in Abertillery:
 Cantonese Kitchen
       37 Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DL
 01495 211886

 Charcoal Grill
       9-15 Church Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DA
 01495 320040

 Five Star Fish Bar
       12 Tillery Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1HT
 01495 211316

 Ho-Ho Chinese Takeaway
       9 Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DJ
 01495 217857

 Hot Spot
       3 Carmel Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DG
 01495 320010

 Noble Balti House
       Foundry Bridge
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1BX
 01495 217980

 Oriental Kitchen
       19 Church Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DA
 01495 320777

 Paula's Pizza
       55 Alma Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1QA
 01495 215599

 Ping's Place
       2 Gaen Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1PT
 01495 216432

 Stavros Takeaway
       8 Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DJ
 01495 321306


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Abertillery:
 Mynydd Lodge Guest House
       Mynydd Lodge
       Cwmtillery
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1JN
 01495 321052


 Taxis in Abertillery:
 Cavalier Cabs
       112 High St
       Blaina
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 3AF
 01495 290289

 O S Taxis
       31 Rutland House
       Oak St
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1TE
 01495 216598


 Retail in Abertillery:
 Co-op Welcome Shop
       19-22 Victoria Street
       Abertillery
       Blainan
       Gwent
       NP13 1PQ

 Somerfield - Abertillery
       Somerset Street
       Abertillery
       NP13 1DJ
 01495 212914

 Tesco - Abertillery Metro
       Castle Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1UR
 0845 6778992


 Places of Worship in Abertillery:
 Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church
       Victoria Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1PG
 01495 321359

 St Mary (RC)
       Hill Street
       Abertillery
       NP13 1AN
 01495 212339
 [email protected]

 St Michaels Church
       St Michaels Vicarage
       Church Street
       Abertillery
       Gwent
       NP13 1DA
 01495 212246


 Schools/Colleges in Abertillery:
 Abertillery Comprehensive School (Secondary)
       Alma Street
       Abertillery
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP13 1YL
 01495 217121

 Abertillery Primary School (Primary)
       Newall Street
       Abertillery
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP13 1EH
 01495 212684

 Queen Street Primary School (Primary)
       Queen Street
       Abertillery
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP13 1AP
 01495 212179

 Roseheyworth Millennium School (Primary)
       Roseheyworth Road
       Abertillery
       Blaenau Gwent
       NP13 1SR
 01495 322020


The Empire Abertillery


 

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