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Stay in Cordell Country

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There is so much to do in Cordell Country that a day trip can easily turn into a long weekend - and to help you have a relaxing as well as an inspiring break, there are a range of accommodation providers to suit all needs. Take a look at the places to stay option as you explore the routes, or else look at the places to stay section.

Official Cordell Guides

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Across south Wales there are almost 20 expert tour guides, all of whom have an enthusiasm for Cordell and for the country that inspired him. They run walks and tours across the area and can be booked to take you and your family or group on a tailor made tour of the area.

Contact any of these guides for more options or contact Blaenavon TIC for information on the regular walking tours.

Diana James

  • Cardiff
  • Phone: 02920 842522

Based in Cardiff, Diana has a love of all things Welsh.

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Gordon Hill

  • Caldicot
  • Phone: 01291 424143

Gordon specialises in the nature of south Wales.

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Pam Roberts-Powis

  • Shrewsbury
  • Phone: 01743 359729

Born in Wales, brought up and educated in the border towns of the Marches I am well located and qualified to guide you throughout two diverse tourist areas of Britain - the whole of Wales and the neighbouring Heart of England region.

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Eifion Lloyd-Davies

  • Brynmawr
  • Phone: 01495 312936

I am a town councillor, an ex-mayor of Brynmawr where I currently live and a Green Badge Guide for the HOV area. I am fluent in Welsh and English with some French though not good enough for guiding.

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Dave Phillips

  • Swansea
  • Phone: 01639 830510

A passionate love of Wales especially Neath and Gwendraeth Valleys.

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Penny Hance

  • Builth Wells
  • Phone: 07774 834303

Based in Mid Wales, Penny is able to link a visit to Cordell Country with a tour of Wales.

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Trevor Phillips

  • Bideford
  • Phone: 07798 567416

Has a love of Art and Antiques.

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Ivor Beynon

  • Abertillery
  • Phone: 01495 320020

Lord of Steel

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Jonathan Edwards

  • Usk
  • Phone: 01291 672507

Based in the beautiful Vale of Usk, Jonathan loves exploring the area - it's built and natural heritage.

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Ruth Taylor-Davies

  • Pontardulais
  • Phone: 01792 881762

Having met Cordell on a number of occassions and having worked on the first Cordell Country trail, I have a personal interest in both Cordell the man and the novelist and can bring this to life in my tours.

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Cordells Autobiography

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Alexander Cordell: Valiant for Truth by Alexander Buckingham and Richard Frame - both of whom were close friends of Alexander Cordell.

This book, includes extracts and anecdotes from his war diary, this biography traces his life and career and especially his relationship with his first wife, Rosina, and Donnie, the widow of his next door neighbour. Buy this book at

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