Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!
One of the most unique features of Velothon Wales is the mass start in the heart of Cardiff city centre. Competitors will be able to cycle on completely traffic free roads along the entire 140km route. Starting in Cardiff, passing an abundance of striking architecture and iconic landmarks before rolling out into the Welsh countryside and on through Newport and the Borough Counties of Monmouthshire, Caerphilly and our home Torfaen.
The route climbs the famous ‘Tumble’ from Abergavenny to Blaenavon – the highest climb on the course.
Up to 18,000 riders are expected to take part with the majority fundraising for good causes. The closed road sportive event will run alongside a UCI sanctioned professional race. There will be a King and Queen of the mountain challenge too.
For a detailed route map go to http://www.velothon-wales.co.uk
So why not practice on the Tumble before the big day while enjoying the Brecon Beacons National Park, Big Pit, Blaenavon Ironworks and much more?
Store your bikes in our garage while making a weekend of it with family, and friends, and stay with us while exploring the richness of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Eisteddfod In The City / Steddfod yn y Ddinas
This year the National Eisteddfod 2018 is being held in Cardiff Bay – Eisteddfod in the City / Eisteddfod yn y Ddinas
It is running from 3rd until 11th August.
Everyone is welcome at the Eisteddfod, whatever language they speak. The Eisteddfod prides itself on the inclusive nature of the festival, and the our brochures and information on the website is fully bilingual.
If this is your first visit, you’ve started in the right place with our website. Read as much as you can before coming to the Maes to get a feel for what to expect.
Why not join one of our free guided tours? They leave the Visitors’ Centre at 11.00 and 14.00. These tours will take you around the Maes providing you with information about what happens in each of the buildings and will suggest some events for you during the day. A great way to start your day. Tours are available bilingually or in English.
Keep up to date with itineraries at eisteddfod.wales/2018-eisteddfod