Festival Park Ebbw Vale is nestled below the sharp ridge of Cefn Manmoel in some of the best scenery the South Wales Valleys can offer. Even the carpark has stunning views across to Cefn yr Arail and Mynydd Carn y Cefn. It’s the perfect place to start a walk up onto the ridge or along the valley floor. There is no less than 70 acres of parkland around Festival Park, with easy walking paths and a beautiful fishing lake.
Ebbw Vale Owl Sanctuary is located just below the shopping centre. There, visitors can see a diverse range of beautiful owls and other birds of prey, all of which have been rescued. The only birds that find a permanent home here are those that can’t be released into the wild, so the Sanctuary does important work as well as providing information and enjoyment to the public. Donations are very welcome but entry is free.