Bedwellty House & Park

Morgan Street
Tredegar NP22 3XN

Bedwellty House is a listed Regency villa in the town of Tredegar in South Wales. It is surrounded by a historic garden that was established in the early 19th century for the Master of Tredegar Iron Works. Bedwellty House and Park are intimately linked with the early social history of Industrial Wales. Its relevance continued when the house and park were given to the people of Tredegar and consequently became a centre of the labour movement in Wales, and Britain at large. Probably the most famous name associated with Bedwellty House and Park is Aneurin Bevan, credited as the founder of the National Health Service

Blaenavon Ironworks

North Street
Blaenavon NP4 9RQ

Blaenavon Ironworks, which commenced production in 1789, is the best preserved blast furnace complex of its period and type in the world and is one of the most important monuments to have survived from the early part of the industrial revolution. Today you can view the extensive remains of the blast furnaces, the cast houses and the impressively restored Water Balance Tower. Through exhibitions, advanced interpretation features and reconstructions, you can learn about the international significance of the iron industry and the scientific processes involved in the production of iron. A fascinating insight into the social history of industrial Britain can be gained by glimpsing into the past at the reconstructed company shop and the refurbished workers' cottages, at Stack Square and Engine Row.

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Church Road
Blaenavon NP4 9AE

Visit a modern attraction in the first school in Wales built (in 1816) by ironmasters for their workers. Inside you will find interactive exhibitions telling the story of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and its residents through history - it should be your first port of call to understand the World Heritage Landscape.


High Street
Caerleon NP18 1AE

With over 50 acres to explore, you can spend a whole day at the Roman military base of Isca, the home of the Second Augustan Legion for more tha 200 years. Up to 5,500 soilders could be stationed here at any time.

Caldicot Castle Country Park

Caldicot Castle, Church Road
Caldicot NP26 4HU

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the castle's exciting past. The castle was developed as a fortress by Royal hands in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home. Collections: The Cobb Collection includes furniture, fittings and other decorative objects which the family used to furnish the castle when it was their home (1880s to 1940s). This collection also includes costume with some fine 18th century clothing.

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle, Bridge Street
Chepstow NP16 5EZ

Substantial remains of one of the earliest stone-built castles in Britain - the centre of the medieval Marcher lordship of Chepstow. The castle was modified and developed in successive stages throughout the Middle Ages and saw further action during and after the Civil War.

Llanyrafon Farm

Llanfrecha Way, Llanyrafon
Cwmbran NP44 8HT

Llanyrafon Manor, called Llanyrafon Farm by some, has hugged the banks of the Afon Llywd since the mid 1550s - yet many residents of Cwmbran have no idea that there is such an important building with a diverse heritage right in the middle of their community.

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle
Raglan NP15 2BT

Raglan Castle was one of the last medieval castles to be built in England and Wales. Although it was designed with comfort and luxury in mind, the castle was pretty formidable too. It held off Oliver Cromwell's forces for 13 weeks in one of the last sieges of the Civil War.

Tredegar House - National Trust

Tredegar House
Newport NP10 8YW

Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. The earliest surviving part of the building dates back to the early 1500s.