Industrial History

History on the Coast

Remnants of our past are scattered all along the 870-mile-long Wales Coast Path. From industrial heritage to medieval churches to Bronze and Iron Age sites, the Welsh coast is littered with some magnificent and unique places.

From the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south east, read about these special places and find out how they contributed to Wales’ growing industrial history through the ages:

Understanding the industrial past in Wales is integral to understanding Wales today. Much of the remains of our past are still there, but the way they are used is often different.


“If the path forms the shape of a nation, then it is our history that shapes the stories of a nation.”


With thanks to David Jenkins, Principal Curator at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea for these articles.

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