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The South Wales Regional Route

Wales played a leading role in the formative years of the Industrial Revolution in the production of iron and steel, tinplate and coal. During the 19th century families flooded into the sparsely populated valleys of South Wales seeking work in the emerging industries which exploited the areas mineral resources. In 1804, Richard Trevithick ran the World’s first steam engine on iron rails near Merthyr. By 1840 South Wales was the largest producer of iron in the UK. By 1890 Cardiff was the most important coal port in the world.
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Country   City   Site   Theme
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  Aberdare     Cynon Valley Museum and Art Gallery   MiningIron and Steel
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  Abergavenny     Goytre Wharf   Transport and Communication
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  Blaenavon     Big Pit: National Coal Museum   MiningLandscapes
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  Blaenavon     Blaenavon Ironworks   Iron and Steel
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  Blaenavon     Blaenavon World Heritage Centre   Mining
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  Brecon     Brecon Canal Basin   Transport and Communication
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  Bridgend     Tondu Ironworks   Iron and Steel
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  Cardiff     Pierhead Building   Transport and Communication
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  Cardiff     St Fagans National History Museum   MiningTextiles
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  Cynonville     South Wales Miners Museum   MiningHousing and Architecture
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  Llandysul     National Wool Museum   Textiles
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  Llanelli     Llanelli Discovery Centre   Transport and Communication
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  Merthyr Tydfil     Cyfarthfa Castle, Museum & Art Gallery   Iron and Steel
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  Neath     Aberdulais Falls   Application of Power
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  Neath     Cefn Ceod Colliery Museum   Mining
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  New Tredegar     Elliot Colliery Engine House   Mining
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  Newport     Newport Transporter Bridge   Transport and Communication
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  Newport     Fourteen Locks   Transport and Communication
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  Pontypool     Pontypool Museum   MiningIron and Steel
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  Rhondda     Rhondda Heritage Park   MiningLandscapes
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  Swansea     National Waterfront Museum   MiningIron and SteelProduction and ManufacturingTransport and Communication