World heritage site

Blaenavon World Heritage site

Overview

Nowhere in the world does a landscape shaped by iron making remain on such a complete scale as at the Blaenavon World Heritage site - there's plenty to explore here.

What makes it special

  • Plenty to explore

Monday - closed
Tuesday to Sunday - 10am - 5pm

Hostels nearby

Blaenavon World Heritage site

Blaenavon, Powys, NP4 9AS

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SO 25068 08828

Lat/Lng: 51.772502, -3.085896

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Big Pit

Big Pit National Coal Museum

With facilities to educate and entertain, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Don't miss the underground tour. Visit the Big Pit website

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Llangattock

High up in Brecon Beacons, right on the Cambrian Way, you can walk from the bunkhouse door and take your choice from a variety of routes.

Climbing at YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse

Climbing in Llangattock

The bunkhouse is just 300 yards from Llangattock Cliffs, with good quality Limestone climbing with a variety of levels.

Watersports at YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse

Watersports in Llangattock

Canoeing on the Brecon & Monmouth Canal is not only beautiful, but also a nice relaxed paddle with some challenging areas to test you.

Group of people road cycling

Cycling in Llangattock

YHA Llangattock Mountain is perfect for super-fit cyclists as the hostel is 1000 foot up!

Group of people in the countryside

Mountain Biking in Llangattock

Crickhowell is a hub for Brecon Beacon National Park mountain biking routes, but there are a number of other routes in the area for all abilities.

Cold Glass of Cider on a Pub Bar

Nantyffin Cider Mill Inn

At the foot of the Black Mountains, on the A40 between Crickhowell and Brecon, is this award winning Inn. Visit the Inn website

watersports

Watersports in the Brecon Beacons

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!

Brecon Mountain Railway steam train No. 2

Brecon Mountain Railway

Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons. The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through

rock climbing

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

Try indoor rock climbing and bouldering, rope bridges, high level cargo nets, abseiling or flying down the indoor zip line!

Cantref Adventure Farm

Cantref Adventure Farm

6 miles A great family day out, with indoor and outdoor play areas and animal petting farm. Visit the website  

Monmouth Canoe Hire

Monmouth Canoe Hire

Just downstream from a small set of rapids, marking the start of a beautiful section of the Wye, there's 100 miles of canoe-able river.

Welsh regiment

Royal Regiment of Wales

The collection has artefacts from around the world that reflect the history and character of a 300 year old regiment.

Girl in a museum studying a fossil

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

** currently the actual museum is going through a refurbishment, so is closed.  The shop is open.  ** Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest and liveliest small museums i