Cadw - Blaenavon Ironworks
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?
Not been to a historic site before? Here is your chance. Cadw‘s custodians give a friendly welcome to the castles, abbeys, Tudor houses, Roman baths and Ironworks. Please check Cadw’s website for opening times, facilities, activities and events, learning resources, volunteering opportunities and any Time Credit restrictions that may apply. Try out Cadw’s mobile phone app and if you share your visit on social media, do tag @cadwwales #Cadw
- Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
- Can groups attend if booked in advance? NO