THE BANNAU BRYCHEINIOG NATIONAL PARK is also proud to be host to a range of other nationally and internally important designations. These designations recognise the significance of the Park in specific areas, offering us further protection and opportunities to tell the story of the Park.

Blaenavon World Heritage Site

The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape was inscribed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage site in November 2000. As noted in the designation:

The Blaenavon World Heritage Site and its surrounding area are one of the most significant examples of industrial growth during and after the Industrial Revolution. For this reason, it serves as an exemplar and gateway to the wider Heads of the Valleys area, which collectively fuelled the fires of development for Great Britain and beyond during this era.
UNESCO World Heritage Designation

Today the WHS provides an opportunity to connect our community and visitors with the global legacy of our history. A significant educational resource that provides links between the area, the Anthropocene, and the shift beyond carbon in the future.