Attractions in and around Pontypool

Blaenavon – World Heritage Site

Blaenavon’s is a landscape shaped by human hand, dating from the early days of the Industrial Revolution – a significant stage in human evolution, when the iron and coal industries of South Wales were of global importance.

The Blaenavon World Heritage Site now boasts three visitor attractions – Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit: National Coal Museum.

Distance from the hotel 6 miles.

Blaenavon Steam Railway

Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in south Wales. Great for a family day out or if you are a devoted railway enthusiast.

Distance from the hotel 6 miles.

Raglan Castle

Raglan, with its great multi-angular towers and Tudor styling, is unlike any other castle in Wales. The main stone used in construction of the castle is sandstone, but of two different types.

Distance from the hotel 14 miles.

Cardiff Castle

Discover 2000 years of history in the heart of the city. From the arrival of the Romans, through the Norman Conquest to lavish Victorian design all have left their distinctive mark of the Castle.

Distance from the hotel 21 miles.

St Fagan’s

One of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’ most popular heritage attraction.  Over forty original buildings from various historical periods in Wales have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland.

Distance from the hotel 23 miles.
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