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Blaenavon Ironworks

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Great historic site

This is a great historic site to go see. This is free to go see so well worth visiting if in area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
williamskdn
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Victorian Santa visit

Fabulous, sent a spent 10 minutes talking to my daughter and gave her a lovely prezzie too. It cost... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
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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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 9 December 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
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Reviewed 12 November 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 3 November 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
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Reviewed 2 November 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
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Reviewed 22 October 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
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Reviewed 3 October 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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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Smashing place to take the kids as it has cottages of years gone by and shows them how people lived and worked. In decades from 1920’s Very interesting . Staff are lovely and friendly and tell scary stories ....if you ask them! Little bar to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peteeun
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. Step back in time and learn about the harsh conditions people used to work in to create the iron that was used world wide. Cottages are set up from different decades giving you a feel for what life was like for the workers....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited here completely by chance, but spent a very interesting couple of hours here. The cottages are laid out through the generations, which is both thought provoking and interesting. Surrounding grounds well kept, and dog friendly. Shop could be a little bigger with a wider...More

Date of experience: April 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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