Tredegar is an area of real historic significance, as the early centre of the industrialisation of coal and iron in south Wales in the 19th Century and later as the birthplace of the National Health Service. Aneurin Bevan used the model set up by Walter Conway for local miners - the Tredegar Working Men's Medical Aid Society - a model which Aneurin Bevan used to form the basis of the British healthcare system in 1948. He famously once said, "All I am doing is extending to the entire population of Britain the benefits we had in Tredegar for a generation or more. We are going to 'Tredegar-ise' you."
With its rich cultural history, areas of natural beauty such as Bryn Bach Park and St. James Woodlands and historic buildings like Bedwellty House and the Tredegar Town Clock, Tredegar is fast becoming one of Wales' fascinating tourism destinations.