40. Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Blaenavon Industrial Landscapes was inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in November 2000 based on the numerous monuments and buildings of significance in and around the town and on its industrial landscape.
The 32.9 square kilometres of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is made up of the town of Blaenavon, places of interest such as Big Pit, the Ironworks and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and spectacular surrounding landscape. More than 40% of the WHS falls within the National Park’s boundary. There are some easier access places to visit in the area including Keeper’s Pond and Garn Lake.
How to get there: Blaenavon is south east of Brynmawr and north of Pontypool.
Nearest town or village: Blaenavon.
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL 13 or Landranger Map 161: SO 249 092 .
Contact: For more information please contact the Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre on 01495 792615 or visit Blaenavon TIC.
Facilities: Please contact the Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre for more details.
Parking: Please contact the Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre for more details.
Toilets: Accessible toilets can be found in Blaenavon, Brynmawr and Pontypool.