Things To Do

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum
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The Museum houses a collection of local artefacts with an outstanding display of Japanware, which was made in the town from the middle of the eighteenth century. Learn more about Pontypool Park and ponder on the very interesting collections of Victorian domestic life.
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http://www.torfaenmuseum.org.uk

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Big Pit: National Coal Museum
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Award-winning world-class Museum, where visitors can experience at first-hand what life was like for the generations of miners who risked life and limb to extract the precious mineral which fuelled the Industrial Revolution.
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Website:
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk

Blaenavon Community Museum

Blaenavon Community Museum
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Based in the magnificent Workmen's Hall and run by a team of friendly volunteers, the Blaenavon Community Museum celebrates the proud cultural heritage of Blaenavon and the south Wales coalfield.
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Website:
http://www.visitblaenavon.co.uk

Blaenavon Heritage Railway

Blaenavon Heritage Railway
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Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is set in the heart of the World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons.
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http://www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Blaenavon Ironworks

Blaenavon Ironworks
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South Wales's industrial history is recalled at this revealing site, one of Europe's best preserved 18th century ironworks.
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Website:
https://cadw.gov.wales/

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall
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The Workmen's Hall is a fine example of industrial Wales' architecture, the construction of which was paid for by the mine workers themselves.
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Website:
http://www.visitblaenavon.co.uk

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library
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The Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is situated within the former St. Peter's Church School which was founded in 1816 by Sarah Hopkins to provide free education for children whose parents worked for the Blaenavon Company.
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Website:
http://www.visitblaenavon.co.uk

Bowden Active Living Centre

Bowden Active Living Centre
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The Bowden Active Living Centre offers various facilities, which include: a Sports Hall with 4 Badminton Courts, Basketball, Five a Side Football, Netball, Volleyball and a fully equipped Dance Studio.
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Website:
http://www.torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk

Cheeky Monkeys

Cheeky Monkeys
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Torfaen's newest and biggest Softplay Centre, including Toddler zone, Junior zone, Sports zone and Outdoor zone.
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http://www.cheekymonkeyscwmbran.co.uk

Congress Theatre

Congress Theatre
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Located in the heart of Cwmbran with full disabled access, this popular venue offers a variety of theatrical productions, dance and musical performances, lunchtime concerts and much more.
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Website:
http://www.congresstheatre.co.uk/

Cwmbran Boating Lake

Cwmbran Boating Lake
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Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre. Enjoy a stroll around the lake and feed the geese and ducks.
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Cwmbran Shopping

Cwmbran Shopping
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Cwmbran Shopping is the largest shopping centre in South East Wales. With 170 great shops and stores.
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https://www.cwmbrancentre.com

Cwmbran Stadium

Cwmbran Stadium
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Cwmbran Stadium is a state of the art facility complete with international standard athletics track and field as well as an eight court sports hall.
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Website:
http://torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk

Cycling in Torfaen

Cycling in Torfaen
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Torfaen has an extensive network of easily accessible cycling routes which can be used for getting to and from work, reaching important facilities such as leisure centres or shops or just for pleasure.
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Website:
http://www.torfaen.gov.uk

Folly Tower

Folly Tower
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Built by the Hanbury family around 1770 and renovated around 1831, the Folly was used as a lookout for local hunts and as a summerhouse for the family. It has commanding views over the surrounding countryside.
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Website:
https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/LeisureParksEvents/ParksandOpenSpaces/Folly-Tower/The-Folly-Tower.aspx

Garn Lakes

Garn Lakes
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Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve used to be an area covered in spoil tips and old colliery workings but following an extensive land reclamation scheme it was officially opened in 1997 as a beautiful area for residents and visitors.
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Website:
http://www.visitblaenavon.co.uk

G-Force Karting

G-Force Karting
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South Wales Premier Outdoor Karting Venue: G-Force Karting is situated in the beautiful Welsh Usk Valley with a backdrop of fantastic hill sides and scenery.
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Website:
http://www.g-forcekarting.co.uk

Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenmeadow Community Farm
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Set in over 120 acres, Greenmeadow Community Farm has a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which you can come and meet up close.
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Website:
http://www.greenmeadowcommunityfarm.org.uk

Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club

Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club
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You cannot come to Torfaen without visiting Greenmeadow Golf & Country Club. The home of good food and good company. Driving range, stocked golf shop.
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Website:
http://www.greenmeadowgolf.com

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl
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For a great day or night to remember, book at Hollywood Bowl today.
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Website:
https://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir
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Set in a rural location, only 15 mins from the M4. Facilities at Llandegfedd were redeveloped in 2014 with a brand new visitor centre and watersports centre opening to the public on 1st April 2015.
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Website:
http://www.llandegfedd.co.uk

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
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Housed in a Victorian gentleman's residence, Llantarnam Grange has three gallery spaces showing local, national and international art and craft.
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http://www.lgac.org.uk

Llanyrafon Golf Course

Llanyrafon Golf Course
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Llanyravon Golf course is a 9 hole par 3 municipal course. This course offers enjoyment to experienced golfers and a challenge for those who have recently taken up the game of golf.
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Llanyrafon Mill

Llanyrafon Mill
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The Mill is one of the few surviving triple stone water mills left in the country. The 17th century mill, cared for by The Friends of Llanyrafon Mill, houses many historical artefacts from the area.
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Website:
http://www.wales-tourist-information.co.uk/attractions/item/23942/Llanyrafon_Mill.html

Lollipops & Ladybirds

Lollipops & Ladybirds
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Children's Arty Parties, Paint Your Own Pottery, Mother and Toddler sessions, silver and ceramic keepsakes, toys, cards and gifts,family friendly coffee shop.
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Website:
http://lollipopsandladybirds.co.uk

Pontnewydd Golf Club

Pontnewydd Golf Club
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The oldest golf club in Wales, established in 1875. Located north west of Cwmbran town centre, the course measures 5278yds (par 68).
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Pontymoile Canal Basin

Pontymoile Canal Basin
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The canal basin at Pontymoile makes an excellent starting point for exploring along the towpath. Junction cottage was home of the toll keeper whose job it was to look after the locks, keep the waterways clear and levy a toll on the barges passing through.
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Website:
http://www.mbact.org.uk

Pontypool Active Living Centre

Pontypool Active Living Centre
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The re-developed Leisure Centre offers a variety of facilities, including: Health Suite, containing Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi, a 6 x lane 25m Main Pool, 5 x Court Sports Hall and 2 Squash Courts. Conference facilities, Cafeteria and Bar also available.
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Website:
http://www.torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk

Pontypool Golf Club

Pontypool Golf Club
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Established 1903. 18 holes. Indoor Teaching Academy. Practice Facilities. 100 seat function room available for weddings and private functions.
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Website:
https://www.pontypoolgolf.com/

Pontypool Markets

Pontypool Markets
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The traditional Indoor Market has been refurbished and there is a variety of stalls offering fresh local food, flowers, jewellery, watch repairs, clothing, and much more! Every Wednesday Pontypool also hosts the very popular Outdoor Market, where you can purchase a wide variety of fresh local produce. Please call for more information or stall rental.
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Pontypool Park

Pontypool Park
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Possibly the finest town park in Wales with over 150 acres of beautiful scenery and many leisure facilities.
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Pontypool Ski Centre

Pontypool Ski Centre
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Pontypool Ski Centre boasts a 230 metre main slope, a novice/beginners area, a Poma ski lift, sprinkler system and mogul run.
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Website:
http://www.torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk

Shell Grotto

Shell Grotto
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Originally built as a summerhouse for the Hanbury family, the Shell Grotto is a listed Grade II building. Its simple exterior gives no clue to the wonderful interior - walls and ceilings decorated with shells, whilst the floor depicts flower and heart shapes made from bones.
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Website:
https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/LeisureParksEvents/ParksandOpenSpaces/Shell-Grotto/Shell-Grotto.aspx

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company Ltd

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company Ltd
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A unique family experience. See the hand made cheeses being produced and enjoy free tastings including the famous 'Big Pit Cheddar', plus a full range of 8 speciality Welsh Cheddars and Soft Welsh Goats Cheese.
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Website:
http://www.chunkofcheese.co.uk

Vue Cinema

Vue Cinema
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An 8 screen Cinema located in the recently opened Leisure complex in Cwmbran Town Centre.
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Website:
https://www.myvue.com/cinema/cwmbran/whats-on

Woodlake Park Golf Club

Woodlake Park Golf Club
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Superb championship course with USGA greens overlooking views towards the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.
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Website:
http://www.woodlake.co.uk
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