Aberfan today


The appearance of Aberfan has changed little since the tips were cleared in 1969. The main changes are:

The community welcomes sensitive visitors but not casual sightseers. To reach Aberfan, it is best to approach from the south (Cardiff direction). Follow signs from the A470. The cemetery and memorial garden are signposted from the T-junction in the middle of the village. The cemetery contains the graves of about half of the victims of the disaster, in a columned monument on the hillside. The plaque at the entrance to the memorial garden is inscribed 'To those we love and miss so very much'.

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