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Blaenavon Ironworks

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well worth a visit

Enjoyed visiting this place. Was shown around and given the history of how it was founded and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
west country
Lovely place

This is a great place to get an idea of what it was like living here in the past. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paul d
Bath, 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
+44 1495 792615
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All reviews the cottages different eras different periods well worth a visit big pit tv series workers lived industrial revolution free entry couple of hours interesting place living conditions step back in time heritage centre guide book sound effects on site
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank lovely070
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank paul d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Relax745303
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.

Thank Bahnaus
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

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

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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

Thank louisa p
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Volunteer guide was worth chatting with, very freindly staff, amust visit.most is on one level but you can walk to the top of tower to get overall view. Free to get in so we recomend a donation or a purchase of drinks ,you can easily...More

Thank Vernon J
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Absolutely blown away, wonderful cottages, views, staff and its FREE !! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Go - you wont be disappointed.

Thank Glamlad
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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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