Cheap Hotels in Pontypool
Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel
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Hotels in Pontypool
One of Wales' first communities to be industrialised, Pontypool was a bustling mining and manufacturing community during the British Industrial Revolution. Indeed, the town's commercial success in the 18th and 19th centuries resulted in a dramatic increase in the local population, although iron had been produced here as early as the 16th century.
Pontypool is well known for its vast public space, Pontypool Park, which was once an exclusive family estate and deer park. However, the estate was sold to the public shortly after the First World War, and the new park held the prestigious Royal National l Eisteddfod festival in 1924. Many rugby fans might also be aware that Pontypool Rugby Football Club, established in the 1870s, was one of the founding members of the Welsh Rugby Union, and still trains at Pontypool Park.
The Pontypool Museum
This venue showcases thousands of artefacts of Pontypool's extraordinary industrial history, as well as an enlightening exhibition of the town's medieval and prehistoric origins. The museum, which is maintained by the Torfaen Museum Trust, also contains an interesting art section known as the The Oriel Barker Gallery, which exhibits the great works of prominent local artists and sculptors.
The Blaenavon heritage landscape
Now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the heritage landscape of the historic town of Blaenavon is a testament to Wales' role as one of the world's industrial powerhouses from the 18th to the 20th centuries. See the World Heritage Centre, which organises numerous exhibitions throughout the year, and visit the National Coal Mining Museum to learn more about the desperate conditions that thousands of Welsh miners had to endure each day.
Hotel and restaurant suggestions
If you're after some delightful Italian dishes in Pontypool, consider dining at the Tamarind Pontypool restaurant, or enjoy some fabulous local-themed food at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant. Alternatively, you can enjoy other scrumptious Italian recipes at The Yew Tree, or dine at Aahar for more fantastic Indian flavours. Highly rated Pontypool hotels include the friendly and affordable BEST WESTERN Pontypool Metro Hotel, the Premier Inn Pontypool and The Little Crown Inn.
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