UK's first dedicated World Heritage Centre has been officially opened





The UK's first dedicated World Heritage Centre has been officially opened in the south Wales valleys.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan opened the £2.7m visitors' centre on the site of a once rundown school in Blaenavon.

The former ironworks town in Torfaen won world heritage status in 2000 and the council estimates £40m has since been spent on regenerating the town.

The town has been transformed and Mr Morgan said the special status had proved a catalyst for regeneration.



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