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Blaenavon Ironworks

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Ironworks visit before going to The Big Pit

We came here on a very cold blustery Saturday. When you first enter it looks bleak but being 1400... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire C
Bath, United Kingdom
What a gem

Absolutely loved this place. We were greeted by two friendly and helpful ladies who gave us a free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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The most complete surviving early ironworks anywhere in the world. Established in the late eighteenth century, Blaenavon Ironworks was one of the leading Welsh ironworks and played a key role in the technological development of the iron industry...more
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North Street, Blaenavon NP4 9RN, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a very cold blustery Saturday. When you first enter it looks bleak but being 1400 feet above sea level it was bitterly cold and being out in the open did not help. The best parts of the Ironworks was the Cottages...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place. We were greeted by two friendly and helpful ladies who gave us a free map. We wandered around the worker's houses, starting at the earliest date. It was so interesting to be able to walk around rooms that are set-up how...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well prepared, they had horses and lots of people dressed with interesting costumes from the mid 1800’s

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a great historic site to go see. This is free to go see so well worth visiting if in area. Great to pass time. Staff were friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank williamskdn
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous, sent a spent 10 minutes talking to my daughter and gave her a lovely prezzie too. It cost £5 to see Santa and was really worth it. We then had a look around the cottages through the different years which was lovely too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louisepY3669DH
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Enjoyed visiting this place. Was shown around and given the history of how it was founded and worked. The cottages were opened to go and have a look inside to see how workers and families lived.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to get an idea of what it was like living here in the past. Very friendly welcome and knowledge staff. Very well kept grounds and really enjoyed looking around

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paul d
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around the ironworks. Spent around an hour here. Amazing piece of industrial history - the cottages on-site are interesting too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S9391LSrobg
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

What a little gem impressed with the knowledge the staff had of the iron works. We visited as my great grandfather had moved from Newcastle and worked there. The cottages had been preserved Well and set out to give you an understanding of the conditions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Relax745303
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. My son liked the machinery and the Iron and my daughter found the cottages interesting. It is well laid out and on a clear day the views are lovely.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kevin B
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Response from GiulioVeniVidi | Reviewed this property |
Dear Kevin, Allow me to express my surprise for the idea. Frankly, I cannot imagine where on the site, either sheltered or in open air, any event like a wedding banquet or similar could be carried out, provided the premise... More
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