Top Tourist Attractions Places To Visit In UK-England | Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Destination Spot - Tourism in UK-England
Please SUBSCRIBE to update more interesting videos:
YOUTUBE ► : https://goo.gl/7499W6
FACEBOOK ► : https://goo.gl/RpfsmB
TWITTER ► : https://goo.gl/JacQGg
PINTEREST ► : https://goo.gl/suFyPY
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, in and around Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
The Blaenavon Ironworks, now a museum, was a major centre of iron production using locally mined or quarried iron ore, coal and limestone.
Raw materials and products were transported via horse-drawn tramroads, canals and steam railways.
The Landscape includes protected or listed monuments of the industrial processes, transport infrastructure, workers' housing and other aspects of early industrialization in South Wales.
The Blaenavon Ironworks, now managed by Cadw, operated from 1789 to 1902. Today there are remains of six blast furnaces, cast houses, boiler rooms, engine houses, the water balance tower used to raise and lower railway trucks, and workers' housing around Stack Square.
The remains of the furnaces from the late 18th century and the 19th century are well preserved.
Other elements include the 1839 water balance tower, two casting houses, ruined kilns, the base of the massive chimney of the blowing engine, the cast-iron structure that carried the blast pipes to the furnaces and ruins of workers' housing.
The Big Pit was the last deep coal mine to remain operational in the area.
The surface buildings, winding gear and underground workings are still in excellent condition.
The Big Pit coal mine, now managed by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, was worked from around 1860 until 1980.
The original pithead buildings have been preserved, including the head frame, winding engine and baths.
The Big Pit Colliery was reopened as a museum in 1983.
Visitors may take an underground tour.
In 2005 it won the Gulbenkian Prize for museum of the year.
Extant buildings from the early industrial period include worker's housing terraces, St. Peter's Church (1804), St. Peter's School (1816) and the Blaenavon Workmen's Hall (1894).
Other elements of the Industrial Landscape are the mines and quarries from which coal, iron ore, fire clay and limestone were extracted.
There are traces of horse-drawn railways, tunnels and inclines that were used to carry iron ore, coal and limestone to the ironworks, and to carry pig iron to the Garnddyrys Forge.
Wrought iron was taken from the forge to Llanfoist on the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal for transport to other parts of Britain and the world.
There are walks and trails along which visitors may explore the Landscape.
Waymarked footpaths follow the tracks of the earliest iron railways.
The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway was once an important transport facility.
The steam railway has been restored and has a station in the centre of the town.
Watch more videos:
►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Arthur's Seat Destination Spot - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/p4LptH
►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Beaulieu Palace House Destination Spot - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/7J2EbZ
►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Big Pit National Coal Museum Destination - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/jXXsiy
►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Big Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Spot - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/2UoYY5
#tourism #touristattractions #touristplaces #touristspot #touristdestination #famouslandmarks #vacation #travel