Industrial Wales

Big Pit, Blaenafon. (National Museum of Wales)



Industrial South Wales had the coal, the iron ore, the limestone and the water to make it a cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Tramroads, canals and railways were quickly built to get the resources in and the finished products out. All have left a fascinating record which is there to explore. Our tour "down south" looks at the legacy of industry where the South Wales Coalfield meets the Usk Valley of Brecknockshire. We will trace the transport routes, visit the sites and discover the remains of what was once one of the most productive industrial regions in the world.

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