Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Big Pit (Wales Tourist Board)
Torfaen Borough Council
Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre
Blaenavon Town Council
World Heritage Nomination
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 3,290 ha
The area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. All the necessary elements can still be seen - coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of their community.
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Medium airport - 22 mi (37 km) Bristol International Airport
Large airport - 28 mi (46 km) Cardiff International Airport
Large airport - 32 mi (52 km) Gloucestershire Airport
Medium airport - 33 mi (53 km) MOD St. Athan
Medium airport - 34 mi (55 km) RAF Lyneham
Medium airport - 44 mi (71 km) RAF Fairford
Large airport - 48 mi (78 km) RNAS Yeovilton
Medium airport - 54 mi (88 km) Birmingham International Airport
Large airport - 68 mi (110 km) Exeter International Airport
Large airport - 75 mi (122 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Abbey Dore
- Mitchel Troy
- New Inn
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Little Mill
- Llanddewi Rhydderch
- Llangattock Lingoed
- Llangattock nigh Usk
- Llanvihangel Crucorney
- Pen y Clawdd