Getting around Blaenavon

Information about the location of various sites and attractions in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre, based within the World Heritage Centre. Alternatively a map outlining key attractions and car parking facilities is available to download here.

Directions to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre / Tourist Information Centre

Follow the “i” road sign to Princes Street car park and then follow the pedestrian signs along Church Road to the centre. There is a small car park opposite the centre for coaches to drop off visitors and for disabled visitors to leave their cars.

Car Parking Facilities

Heritage Town

These car parks are signed from the main routes into Blaenavon. At each of these car parks you will find pedestrian signs to guide you to the wide range of attractions and facilities in the town.

  • Lion Street Car Park - free
  • Broad Street Car Park  - free
  • Prince Street Car Park - free

Each car park has car spaces for disabled visitors and bike racks.

Attraction Car Parks

  • Big Pit Car Park - £2 pay and display (free for coaches)
  • Furnace Sidings Car Park (for Heritage Railway) - free
  • Ironworks Car Park (includes small coach park) - free
  • World Heritage Centre Car Park (includes small coach park) - free
  • Keeper’s Pond Car Park - free
  • Foxhunter Car Park - free
  • Garn Lakes - free
  • Rifle Green Car Park - free

Visitors can explore all of the attractions of the town by foot – so park your car and explore!

Bus Services

A bus service links the town with Big Pit National Mining Museum – Bus No. 30 Brynmawr – Traveline can provide more information.


Many of Blaenavon's main attractions are accessible by bike.Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks, the Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre, Blaenavon's Heritage RailwayBlaenavon World Heritage Centre, Garn Lakes and Blaenavon Town are all located just a short distance off the cycle track. Download the leaflet for more information! 

Taxi Services

Blaenafon Cars provides visitors to the area with a reliable, friendly, professional travel service.  Contact 01495 791612 or 07521 447211 for bookings or enquiries.

Public Toilets

There are public toilets on Lion Street. Additionally there are toilets at Big Pit, the Ironworks and the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.