Blaenavon’s Heritage was recognised as being internationally significant in 2000 when it was awarded prestigious World Heritage Site status.
Blaenavon was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the iron and skills developed here were exported around the world. The landscape and town were shaped by the iron industry; the quarrying of limestone, the mining of coal and ironstone, the capturing and piping of water, and the tramways and paths used to move the minerals and final product around the area.
Blaenavon is unique in having so many rich reminders of the area’s industrial past and these are all brought to life by people who are passionate about the area. A visit is a unique, enthralling and fun experience!
Key places to visit include:
- Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
- Blaenavon Ironworks
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum
- Blaenavon's Heritage Railway
- Blaenavon Community Heritage & Cordell Museum
- Blaenavon Heritage Town
The whole of the surrounding landscape pays testament to the lives of the people of Blaenavon – so stop and enjoy the views as you travel to or from any of our great attractions.