Blaenavon Ironworks 2024

Substantial remains of five early blast furnaces and associated workers' housing, dating from the late 18th century onwards. 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 tracks, you can still trace the routes in and out, from raw material to finished product.


Operator: CADW

Address: North Street Blaenavon Torfaen NP4 9RN

  • Telephone: 03000 252 239
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Daily Apr-Oct. Nov-31 Mar Fri-Sun 1000-1600. (Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan 2025.) Visit website for more details and advance booking.


  • By Bus: X24
  • By Rail: Pontypool and New Inn / 8 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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