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Blaenavon (Welsh: Blaenafon) is a town and World Heritage Site in southern Wales, lying at the source of the Llwyd River. The town lies high on a hillside and has a population of around 5,000 people.

Blaenavon grew around an ironworks opened in 1788, part of which is now a museum. The steel-making and coal mining industries followed, boosting the town's population to over 20,000 at one time, but since the ironworks closed in 1900 and the slate mine in 1980, the population has declined, and now consists mostly of older citizens. The town is currently suffering because of lack of investment, as it is geologically uneconomical and unappealing for visitors. However attempts have been made recently to turn the town's image around by introducing it as Wales' second "book town" (the first being Hay-on-Wye), however after over a year of attempts to attract visitors it seems that it has not succeeded.

Attractions in the town include the Big Pit mining museum and the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway.

Blaenavon is twinned with Coutras, France.

For more information see: http://www.blaenavon.gov.uk/


 Museums in Blaenavon: Big Pit


 Libraries in Blaenavon:
 Blaenavon Library
       Lion Street
       Blaenavon
       NP4 9QA
 01495 790367
 Mon 9:30-1:00 2:00-5:30
       Tue 2:00-7:00
       Thur 9:30-1:00 2:00-5:30
       Sat 9:00-1:00


 Rugby in Blaenavon: Blaenavon RFC


 Tourist Information Centres in Blaenavon:

 Telephone:

01495 792615

 Fax:

01495 791388

 Email:

[email protected]

 Address:

Blaenavon Ironworks
Stack Square
Blaenavon
Torfaen
NP4 9RQ

 Hours:

Summer 7 Days 10:00 - 17:00


 Pubs/Bars in Blaenavon:
 Cambrian Inn
       Cambrian Row
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9HE
 01495 790327

 Castle Hotel
       94 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9ND
 01495 792477

 Fountain Inn
       18 King Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9QQ
 01495 792532

 The Forgeside Inn
       Forge Road
       Forge Side
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9DD

 The Lamb & Fox Inn
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9SS
 01495 790196

 The Lion
       41 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9NH
 01495 791642

 Market Tavern Public House
       89 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9NE

 The Pottery
       Llanover Road
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9HT
 01495 790395

 The Queen Victoria Inn
       Prince Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9BD
 01495790706

 The Riflemans Arms
       Rifle Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9QS
 01495 792297

 The Rolling Mill
       43 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9NH

 The Whistle Inn
       Garn-Yr-Erw
       Blaenavon
       Torfaen
       NP4 9SJ
 01495 790403


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Blaenavon:
 Red Rooster Cafe & Bed & Breakfast
       23 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9NE
 01495 791840


 Restaurants in Blaenavon:
 Butterflies
       31-33 Queen Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9PN
 01495 791044


 Take Aways in Blaenavon:
 Blaenavon (Pizza)
       11 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9ND
 01495 792760

 The Burger Bar (Burgers)
       20 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9ND
 01495 790330

 Golden Fish (Fish and Chips)
       62 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9NH
 01495 791084

 Naseeb
       103 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9ND
 01495 790281

 The Oriental Take Away (Chinese)
       2 Commercial Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9NB
 01495 791595

 Pot Bellies
       97 Broad Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9ND
 01495 791001


 Playgroups in Blaenavon:
 Busy Bees
       Park Street
       Blaenavon
       Pontypool
       Gwent
       NP4 9AA
 01495 792149


Blaenavon Fire Lantern Parade 2007


 

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