World Heritage Site
Why is Blaenavon a World Heritage Site? What makes it so important? Here you can explore the Blaenavon Story and find out about all aspects of the town’s exciting and turbulent history. Find out about the ways in which Blaenavon’s proud past and dramatic landscape are being preserved and interpreted through such initiatives as the Volunteer World Heritage Rangers and the Forgotten Landscapes Partnership.
What is a World Heritage Site and why are they important? Learn about the process Blaenavon had to go through to achieve the prestigious award in 2000 and find out about the ways in which World Heritage Status has been used as a catalyst in the economic and environmental regeneration of Blaenavon during the past decade.
Visit our press area for publicity photographs and press releases, as well as details of the World Heritage Sites’ award-winning branding, and associated style guide and logos.
Also, visit the “Friends of Blaenavon” section and sign up for notification of forthcoming events and a copy of the FREE bi-annual e-newsletter Heritage News.