Welcome to Visit Caerphilly

The County Borough of Caerphilly, in the heart of Southern Wales.

A greener place to visit

The County Borough of Caerphilly is located in the heart of Southern Wales just 8 miles north of Cardiff.

With its distinct history and heritage and once an ‘early medieval kingdom’, the area that became known as ‘Glamorgan’ was a conflict point between the Norman lords and the Welsh princes, with the area being defined by a large concentration of castles, Caerphilly Castle to name one. After falling under English rule in the 16th century, Glamorgan became a more stable county and exploited its natural resources to become an important part of the British Industrial Revolution.

With such close proximity to Cardiff, the County Borough of Caerphilly is an ideal base with a fantastic blend of activities, stunning countryside and first class visitor attractions. With excellent rail links to Cardiff throughout the county borough, giving visitors the choice of city shopping and entertainment or the more laid back atmosphere of the County Borough of Caerphilly.


Know Your Welsh

Caerphilly Caerffili Cheese Caws
Blackwood Coed Duon Hello Shwmae
Wales Cymru Welcome Croeso
Castle Castell Goodbye Hwyl
Mountain Mynydd Please Os gwelwch yn dda
Valley Cwm Thank you Diolch yn fawr
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 Featured Events

Visit our events pages to find out what's on in the County Borough of Caerphilly. From craft and farmers' markets to festivals such as the annual Big Cheese Festival.

 Visitor Attractions and Country Parks

Enjoy the outdoors in one of the many country parks dotted throughout the county borough or discover the majestic Caerphilly Castle with its wall within walls defence and tower that out-leans Pisa. Step back in time to 1645 at Llancaiach Fawr Manor, just 15 minutes up the road from Caerphilly Castle.


Use our visitor accommodation search or location map to find the perfect place to stay in Caerphilly and the surrounding area. From quaint B&B's and luxurious hotels to cosy self catering cottages, all of a high standard.


Outdoor activities to suit all tastes and abilities, from quad biking to trekking and archery to mountain biking!
Climbing Cycling Fishing Golf Horse Riding Multi-Activity Provider Shooting Sporting Venue Walking

 Walking & Cycling

The stunning Caerphilly countryside is a walker and cyclists paradise with an abundance of walking and cycling routes that take you through woodlands and wetlands, which reveal secrets of the area’s rich and ancient past.