Paused for COVID-19

This activity is currently paused due to COVID-19. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, this activity will continue.

Cadw - Blaenavon Ironworks


1 admission - see website for opening times

About the partner

This World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons was once rich with coal, limestone and iron ore – the fuel of the Industrial Revolution. See the ruined furnaces alongside the impressive remains of the foundry, cast house and water balance tower that raised wagons 80 feet into the air, or explore the workers’ cottages and the recreated ‘truck shop’ where they spent their meagre wages.

What do I need to know?

To book, visit Cadw website, select book tickets, then choose time and date (more than 24 hours in advance of visiting). Please select 'Cadw member' from ticket type and checkout. Please pay the required number of Time Credits in person when you visit. Check Cadw’s website for opening times, facilities, activities and events, learning resources and volunteering opportunities. Try out Cadw’s mobile phone app and share your visit on social media and tag @cadwwales #Cadw

Important information
  • Do individuals and families need to book in advance? YES
  • Can groups attend if booked in advance? NO

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