St Illtyd Blaenau Gwent...St Illtyd in Wales
Wales > Blaenau Gwent >  St Illtyd
St Illtyd
St Illtyd is a hamlet near Aberbeeg in the county of Blaenau Gwent, South Wales. It is bordered by Abertillery to the north, Llanhilleth to the south, Abersychan to the east and Aberbeeg to the west. One kilometre to the west is the Ebbw river, whilst the smaller Ebbw Bach river flows around 1.5km north of St Illtyd. The two rivers meet at Aberbeeg before the Ebbw river joins the Usk at the Severn Estuary.
The hamlet is home to the oldest building in north west Blaenau Gwent, its magnificent church which also goes by the same name. St Illtyd's Church was originally a wooden structure built during the 5th century, the stone building is believed to have been built some time during the ninth or tenth century. However, during the 12th century Cistercian monks decided to rebuild the church. Later in the 19th century a bell tower was erected and the beautiful cradle ceiling was created. St Illtyd's church was first dedicated to St Hylledd, but it is unclear why the dedication was then changed to St Illtyd. The church is well worth a visit to admire its attractive ceilings, tower and stone work. An ancient mound can be found around half a kilometre to the west of the hamlet. Although it is unclear what the mound is, it is believed that it is an ancient motte and originally there would have been a bailey surrounding it. However, others believe it is the grave of a warrior from long ago. The fairy tale world would have it that it is related to the giant Ithel who was collecting stones in his apron in order to build a home in Llanhilleth. Suddenly his apron strings broke loose and the stones dropped onto the ground. Whatever the truth surrounding the mound, it is still a fascinating place to visit. ....

More St Illtyd Tourist Information >>

St Illtyd Forum

On this page you can find information on St Illtyd Wales.

St Illtyd Forum

Map of St Illtyd Blaenau Gwent in Wales Find more Towns in Blaenau Gwent in Wales Go to tourist attractions Map of Wales
Walesdirectory.co.uk, where you can find where to go, what to see, and where to stay in St Illtyd Wales.
Featured Business
Accommodation in Blaenau Gwent
You may make an instant secure room or cottage reservation close to this attraction. Room and cottage availability and rates are confirmed online prior to booking. Simply click through to the hotel or cottage page, choose a suitable property, check availabilty, including dates of stay, to confirm the exact room rate and reserve the accommodation.

Search Hotels

Check-in date

Check-out date

Nearby Hotels
Maes Manor Country Hotel
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £55
Distance - 3.30
Click for more information
Brewers Lodge
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £40
Distance - 4.53
Click for more information
Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £44.55
Distance - 4.94
Click for more information
Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £89
Distance - 5.34
Click for more information
Ye Olde Red Lion Hotel
Rooms From - £35
Distance - 6.50
Click for more information
Parkway Hotel & Spa
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £65
Distance - 7.19
Click for more information
The Hardwick
Rooms From - £110
Distance - 8.71
Click for more information
Plas Derwen
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £60
Distance - 8.81
Click for more information
White Hall Bed & Breakfast
Rooms From - £60
Distance - 8.91
Click for more information
Llechwen Hall
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £43
Distance - 8.91
Click for more information
Llanwenarth Hotel & Riverside Restaurant
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £95
Distance - 9.06
Click for more information
Kings Arms Hotel
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £68
Distance - 9.06
Click for more information
The Angel Hotel
Rooms From - £89
Distance - 9.10
Click for more information
The Kings Head Hotel
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £62
Distance - 9.12
Click for more information
Lamb & Flag Inn
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £75
Distance - 9.17
Click for more information
Glangrwyney Court Country House
5 star Hotel
Rooms From - £100
Distance - 9.17
Click for more information
ibis budget Newport
2 star Hotel
Rooms From - £29
Distance - 9.31
Click for more information
Black Lion Guest House
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £45
Distance - 9.50
Click for more information
Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel
4 star Hotel
Rooms From - £120
Distance - 9.59
Click for more information
The Stuffed Dormouse Hotel
3 star Hotel
Rooms From - £40
Distance - 9.60
Click for more information

Your feedback is important to us. Please help us improve our service by telling us what we could do better.