Visitor Attractions & Country Parks
Heritage, culture, family fun, adventure and education, it's all here in Caerphilly. Check the list below or find an attraction on the location map
Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre & Campsite
Nantcarn Road, Cwmcarn, Caerphilly, NP11 7FA. Wales
Tel: 01495 272001
Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area.
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Sirhowy Valley Country Park
Sirhowy Valley, Crosskeys, Caerphilly, NP11 7JD. Wales
Tel: 01495 270991
A great place to walk and cycle with over 1000 acres of woodland and meadows to discover. Enjoy rambles alongside Sirhowy River, or climb to Graig Goch Woods and get great views of the surrounding countryside.
Castle Street, , Caerphilly, CF83 1JD. Wales
One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher lord, Gilbert de Clare. Concentrically planned, the rings of stone and water defences are formidable even today. Famous for its 'leaning tower'. Impressive great hall, now used for various functions. OS map 171 ST: 155870
Ruperra Conservation Trust - Coed Craig Ruperra
Coed Craig Ruperra, Near Draethen, Caerphilly, NP10 8GB . Wales
Tel: 07984 665958
A member of Caerphilly Tourism Association - working together to promote tourism Coed Craig Ruperra offers a lovely opportunity to walk through a natural woodland now interpreted by many colourful panels.
The Welsh Craft Shop
10 Market Street, Caerphilly, Caerphilly, CF83 1NX. Wales
Tel: 029 20882050
At the Welsh Craft Shop you will find a great selection of quality Welsh and Celtic gifts & souvenirs.
Parc Cwm Darran
Parc Cwm Darran, Deri, Caerphilly, . Wales
Tel: 01443 875557
A member of Caerphilly Tourism Association - working together to promote tourism
A tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed. Take an easy stroll along lakeside paths or wander through shady woodlands. Discover sunny wildflower meadows when you follow our short trail through the Cwmllwydrew Meadows Local Nature Reserve.
Pen Y Fan Pond Country Park
Manmoel, Oakdale, Caerphilly, . Wales
Tel: 01495 270991
Visit Wales' best preserved canal feeder reservoir. This is a popular summertime family park with safe, flat open spaces to picnic, fly a kite, kick a ball or just laze by the waters edge.
Near Ystrad Mynach/Gelligaer, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, CF82 7GL. Wales
Tel: 01443 816853
From the 'Highpoint' observatory you get spectacular views across the county borough, from here you cannot miss 'Sultan' the UK's largest figurative earth sculpture.
The Visit Caerphilly Centre
The Twyn, , Caerphilly, CF83 1JL. Wales
Tel: 02920 880011
The friendly and welcoming staff at visit Caerphilly are on hand to ensure that you get the very most from your visit to the area.
Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
Cwm Lane, Rogerstone, Newport, Newport, NP10 9GN. Wales
Tel: 01633 892167
The Canal Centre has been on this site since 1978 but it was only open six months of the year and five days a week. Over the winter of 2008/9 the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust Ltd. together with Newport City Council raised enough funds through the European Funding Office to re-build the Centre to the magnificent building you see today.
In May of last year the Trust leased the building off Newport city Council and because the Centre is now open twelve months of the year seven days a week we have managed to attract 35,000 visitors in our first year. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND ITS FREE!!
Blackwood Miners' Institute
High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1BB. Wales
Tel: 01495 227206
BMI is located in the South East Valleys of Wales and our presence on Blackwoods busy high street places us at the heart of the community, presenting a variety of arts & entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light entertainment.
Cefn Mably Farm Park
Began Road, Cefn Mably, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF3 6XL. Wales
Tel: 01633 680 312
Cefn Mably Farm Park is set in the beautiful rural surroundings of the Welsh countryside, yet it's only 15 minutes away from either Cardiff or Newport city centres.
Hapus Real Dairy Ice Cream Parlour
Gelli Farm, Machen, Caerphilly, CF83 8JE. Wales
Tel: 07813 212531
Hapus Real Diary Ice Cream Parlour is a small rustic family ice cream parlour situated on our beautiful farm in Machen with views of spectacular surrounding countryside. The visitor centre is cosy and family friendly with a 'parlour' selling ice-cream, sundaes, home-made cakes, teas and coffees. There's a children's play area, sculpture walk and seasonal activities during the school holidays.
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Parc Coetir Bargod
, Bargoed, Caerphilly, . Wales
Caerphilly County Borough's newest country park! Enter the park through one of the eleven sculpted gateways and enjoy walks along the Rhymney River and through woodlands.
Most paths are surfaced making it safe for cycling. Its hard to believe that this quiet and natural place was once the site of the highest coal tip in Europe.
You can explore the fragments of old woodland that escaped the ravages of mining. The river, once trapped in a huge tunnel, is now alive with Dippers, Herrons, Kingfishers, and (if you're lucky) Otters.
Groeswen, Caerphilly, Caerphilly, CF15 7UT. Wales
Tel: 02920 882245
Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly. The Chapel is a grade 2* listed building of National interest, with a graveyard, which contains the remains of Wales most notable preachers, musicians and literary figures, earning the Chapel the title of 'Westminster Abbey of Wales'.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris, Caerphilly, CF46 6ER. Wales
Tel: 01443 412248
Visitors today step into the Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645. All the furnishings in the rooms are accurate reproductions of items from the time of the Prichards and many of the originals can be found in the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans.
Aber Valley Heritage Project
Senghenydd Community Centre, Gwern Avenue, Senghenyddd, Caerphilly, CF83 4HA. Wales
Tel: 02920 830444/5
The Heritage Museum located in Senghenydd Community Centre has been in Existence for several years. It is run voluntarily, with the help of a part-time project officer, through the support of many dedicated volunteers who ensure that the museum is open to the public, free of charge, between 11am and 2pm Monday to Saturday.
8 St Fagans Street, Caerphilly, Caerphilly, CF83 1FZ. Wales
Tel: 02920 861433
Gallery featuring a changing programme of work from some of Wales well known artists, as well as a diverse range of work by a number of emerging artists.
Cross Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, NP24 6EG. Wales
Tel: 01443 822666
The Winding House in New Tredegar is THE museum for the Caerphilly County Borough. Newly opened, with an exciting and varied exhibitions and events programme, fully equipped research room, coffee shop and gift shop.
It tells the history of the County Borough from its first inhabitants to the present day - from the Celts and the Romans, to Castles, Cavaliers and the Industrial Revolution!
Gelligaer Roman Fort
Church Road, Gelligaer Nr. Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, . Wales
Tel: 01443 821322
It is amazing that for over 40 years Gelligaer, a community in the heart of the south Wales Valleys, was a cornerstone of the Roman military network that controlled the region.
Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust
Areithin, Heol Ton, Ton Kenfig, Bridgend, Caerphilly, CF33 4PS. Wales
Tel: 01656 741622/07713 634854
Now that Ruperra Castle has become famous in the
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