#AYearOfBuses 215: X15 Newport – Brynmawr

Stagecoach bus X15

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses takes a scenic route through south Wales to Wales’ highest town!

At 1,250 to 1,500 feet above sea level at the head of the South Wales Valleys, Brynmawr claims to be Wales’ highest town. It was once the site of a huge coal mine, and nearby Blaenavon is now home to the mining museum, Big Pit.

Stagecoach’s X15 runs from the city of Newport, snaking its way through the Ebbw Valley, visiting the charming Welsh villages of Crosskeys and Cwmcarn along the way as it climbs to Brynmawr. It’s a splendid, scenic route, with a typical journey time of around one hour.

Image credit: dlg37428 on Flickr


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