Located at the gateway to the South Wales Valleys, partly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a testament to the miners and ironworkers of the past.
Set in 33 square kilometres, the attractions, events, activities and landscape make a perfect destination for a day out. The main attractions such as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks, the World Heritage Centre and Blaenavon Heritage Railway are all just a few minutes’ drive or walk from each other. Indeed, there are so many amazing attractions that you need to spend more than a day here to enjoy everything – so plan a weekend if you can! Details of accommodation in the area can be found at www.visitblaenavon.co.uk.
As it was the world’s major producer of iron and coal in the 19th Century, you can see reminders of the iron and coal industry, including a coal mine, furnaces, quarries, railway systems, ironworkers’ cottages, churches, chapels, a school and a workmen’s hall. All set in a landscape that is favoured by walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers.
Improvements to local trails, including signage and way markers at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, have been proudly funded by the Welsh Government through Valleys Regional Park.
What you can expect to find at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre