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Places To Visit
Mines, trains, ironworks, heritage centre and much more
Tapping the furnace at Blaenavon Ironworks (c) Cadw
Places to Visit
Mines, trains, ironworks, heritage centre and much more
The showers at Big Pit National Coal Museum (c) Big Pit
Places to Visit
Mines, trains, ironworks, heritage centre and much more
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway - steam train
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Places To Visit

Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve

Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve
Description:
The Garn Lakes is home to a diversity of birds and wildlife. There is also an amenity lake, where activities such as fishing can be enjoyed.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
View point, Walk/cycle Route
Telephone:
01495 742333
Address:
Garn Road (B4248), Garn-yr-erw

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Description:
Start your visit to Blaenavon at the World Heritage Centre, where the story of Blaenavon and all of its attractions is told. It also contains the Tourist Information Centre.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site
Telephone:
01495 742333
Address:
Church Road, NP4 9AE

Blaenavon Ironworks

Blaenavon Ironworks
Description:
Blaenavon Ironworks was the setting of the BBC series Coal House. It is the best preserved 18th Century ironworks in the world and contains much to interest visitors of all ages.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site, Museum
Telephone:
01495 792615
Address:
North Street, NP4 9RN
Website:
www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal Museum
Description:
Big Pit offers the unique experience of going underground to learn about coalmining. If you don't wish to go underground, there is plenty to see and do on the surface too.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site, Museum
Telephone:
029 2057 3650
Address:
Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon, NP4 9XP
Website:
www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall
Description:
The historic Blaenavon Workmen's Hall bears testament to Blaenavon's proud social history. Today it continues to provide entertainment and leisure through its many facilities.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site
Telephone:
01495 792661
Address:
High Street, NP4 9PT

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park
Description:
The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape skirts the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty providing both relaxing and exhilarating walks.
Type:
Country Park, Walk/cycle Route
Telephone:
01874 623366
Website:
www.breconbeacons.org

Saint Peter's Church

Saint Peter's Church
Description:
St. Peter's Church is the earliest industrial church in old Monmouthshire. It contains a number of interesting features, which bear witness to the importance of the iron industry in Blaenavon.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site
Telephone:
01495 524599
Address:
Church Road

Blaenavon Heritage Town

Blaenavon Heritage Town
Description:
The 19th century town centre of Blaenavon contains a number of impressive public buildings alongside a diverse range of shops, businesses and public amenities.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site
Telephone:
01495 742333
Address:
Broad Street

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway
Description:
Passing the picturesque Garn Lakes, Blaenavon's Heritage Railway travels through the imposing Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, at the highest altitude of any standard gauge preserved railway in England and Wales.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site, Other
Telephone:
01495 792263
Address:
Furnace Sidings, NP4 9SF
Website:
www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Community Museum
Description:
Based in the magnificent Workmen's Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural heritage of Blaenavon and the south Wales coalfield.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Museum
Telephone:
01495 790991
Address:
Workmen's Hall, High Street, NP4 9PT
Website:
www.fb.com/blaenavonmuseum

The Keeper's Pond

The Keeper's Pond
Description:
The Keeper's Pond, formerly a 19th century industrial reservoir, is now a local beauty spot ideal for visits during all four seasons.
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Country Park, Heritage site, View point, Walk/cycle Route
Telephone:
01495 742333
Address:
Abergavenny Road (B4246)

Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre

Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre
Description:
Discover the secrets to crafting Real Ale and taste the golden amber
Location:
Blaenavon
Type:
Heritage site, Museum
Telephone:
01685 722253
Address:
Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre, Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, NP4 9RL
Website:
www.rhymneybreweryltd.com

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
Description:
The picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal illustrates one of industrial Britain's most important forms of transport. Today, the canal is ideal for walking and cycling alongside.
Type:
Canal, Heritage site, Walk/cycle Route
Website:
www.goytrewharf.com
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