Caerphilly is a town in the county borough of Caerphilly (county borough), South Wales Wales, located at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley, with a population of approximately 31,000.   It is a commuter town of Cardiff and Newport, which are located some 7.5 miles (12 km) and 12 miles (19 km) away, respectively.  It is separated from the Cardiff suburbs of Lisvane and Rhiwbina by Caerphilly Mountain. It is traditionally within the county of Glamorgan, on the border with Monmouthshire (historic) and it is the largest town in the county borough of Caerphilly (county borough), which  since 2003 has formed part of the lieutenancy area of Gwent (county). The town gives its name to Caerphilly cheese, which originated in the area.

Why visit?

  • Caerphilly Castle is one of the largest castles in Britain and is a great place to explore. It was built in the 13th century and is a great example of medieval architecture.
  • Caerphilly is known for its traditional Welsh dishes such as cawl, Welsh cakes, and bara brith.
  • Every year, the town hosts the Caerphilly Cheese Festival, which celebrates the local cheese-making tradition.