Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands within the picturesque village of Llanhilleth and is now a special venue that caters for conferences, weddings, the arts and live entertainment as well as acting as a focus and resource for the whole of the community.
Fully restored to it's original glory of when it was first built in 1906, the Llanhilleth Institute has two function rooms, a large Dance Hall (Ithel Suite) with bar and smaller flexible Ebbw Suites as well as an Internet Café - Red Ash Cafe.
The heritage of Llanhilleth and the St Illtyds Ward is about more than simply coal mining. Although coal mining played an important role, the Institute itself being built and paid for by the local miners, it is also an area of myths and legends, fairies and folklore with its own Giant and Castle.
Little evidence of the powerful coal industry remains and the scars of coal mining have healed allowing the beautiful scenery of Llanhilleth to shine through. St Illtyd's Church is only a short drive above the Institute from which offers spectacular views of th Ebbw Fawr and Ebbw Fach valleys.
Public Transport Directions
The Ebbw Valley Rail link stops in Llanhilleth near the institute, The X1 bus service links to Brynmawr and Pontypool.
Follow the brown tourism signs off the A467 between Crumlin and Aberbeeg.