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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Blaenavon Ironworks

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Guided Tour, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

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The ironworks were at the cutting-edge of new technology.

Over two hundred years ago, a different form of cutting-edge technology enabled the power of steam to be harnessed, making Blaenavon possible and taking Wales’s industrial might to a new height.

Charging to casting. Charging took place at the ‘furnace top’ with coal, iron ore and limestone, before casting the molten metal in the yard below.

However, the ironworks is only one part of the story. The surrounding landscape is also revolutionary in its form and function. From mines to train lines, you can still trace the routes in and routes out, from raw material to finished product.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 12:00 to 16:00
Tours at 12:00 & 15:00.

Prices

Free entry

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01495 792615

Address

North Street,
Blaenavon,
Torfaen,
NP4 9RN

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Map reference: SO 249091  Lat: 51.77613 Long: -3.08969

A4043 north from Pontypool; at Blaenavon take the B4246 and follow the brown signs.
Bus 3km/2 miles, route X24 from Newport via Cwmbran, Pontypool and Varteg.
Bike NCN Route No.46 (600m/650 yards).

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Pontypool & New Inn station