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Blaenavon Ironworks

Follow the iron and coal from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff - This valley changed from being a wooded valley with scattered farmsteads to the powerhouse of the world. Whilst we know about the harm that coal burning caused to the world, it is still a fascinating story to explore. Includes Cyfarthfa Castle, A Welsh Mining Experience and Cardiff Bay.

From Blaenavon to Newport - On the edge of the south Wales coalfield, the valley that runs from Blaenavon to Newport, following the Afon Llwyd, was one of the earliest parts of Wales to become industrial. There was early charcoal iron smelting and the production of Pontypool Japanware, before the area became one of the Chartist hotspots, campaigning for the vote and eventually marching on Newport in 1839.