Culture, History & Local Food
The County Borough of Caerphilly is rich in history and heritage with many stories, myths and legends told throughout the borough. Learn about some of the borough's history and the wonderful culture of the valleys. Enjoy a visit to a Male Voice Choir rehearsal or visit Tommy Cooper's statue in Caerphilly. There are many local food producers who attend the monthly Caerphilly Farmers' Market, along with local chocolate makers and farm that makes its very own cider. There's lots to see and even more to learn...
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Aber Valley Male Voice Choir
Rehearsals: Wednesday 7.15pm - 9.30pm, Sunday 11am - 1pm at Aber & Senghenydd Ex Servicemen's Club.
See us perform at The Big Cheese 2012 on the 28th of July in the Great Hall.
Founded in 1959, the Choir whom presently holds 59 Choirists, has performed over 1000 times with it's 1000th performance being recorded live in 2006 at St.Helen's Church in Caerphilly.
The Choir is renowned for welcoming, entertaining and hosting concerts for music groups from all over the World.
Aberbargoed Ladies Choir
Rehearsals take place every week Monday 7pm at st Peter's Hall, Aberbargoed.
Argoed Male Voice Choir
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Friday 7pm - 9pm at Gilfach Welsh Junior School.
Caerphilly Ladies Choir
Rehearsals: Tuesday 7.15pm - 9.15pm at Twyn Junior School, lower hall (school term time only).
Caerphilly Male Voice Choir
Rehearsals: Tuesday 7.15pm - 9.15pm at Greenfly Club, Bedwas, CF83 8BJ
Thursday 7.15pm - 9.15pm at Bedwas Methodist Church, Church Stret, Bedwas, CF83 8EA.
Hallets Real Cider at Blaengawney Farm
Annie and Andy Hallett live on a small farm of 25 acres in Hafodyrynys in the Borough of Caerphilly. Andy has always enjoyed a good pint of cider and so in 2005 he decided to have a go at making some for his own consumption. This was very successful as he certainly enjoyed it!
Hapus Real Dairy Ice Cream & Parlour
Hapus Real Diary Ice Cream Parlour is situated in a beautiful location with stunning views. The visitor centre is cosy and family friendly with a large 'parlour' selling homemade ice cream, sundaes, teas and coffees. There's a children's play area, sculpture walk and seasonal activities.
View our video presentation.
Newbridge & District Ladies Choir
Rehearsals: Wednesday at 7pm - 8:30pm, at the Newbridge Memorial Hall.
Rhymney Silurian Male Voice Choir
Rehearsals: Tuesday & Friday 7.30pm - 9pm, Rhymney Comprehensive School, Abertysswg.
The Rudry Kitchen - Local Food Co-operative
An ecclectic mix of farmers, producers and friends, all using our individual talents to produce some really exciting products!
Caerphilly Cheese & Welsh Pakoras
Chicken, Leek, Prune and Caerphilly Cheese Pie
Welsh Salt Duck - from Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Traditional Welsh Cakes (Pice ar y Maen)
A Tall Story
A Thief's Punishment
An Old Man's Treasure
Balan and the Dwarf
Bill the Boast
Building Eglwysilan Church
Craig Fargoed Chapel
Ifor Bach's Treasure
Robyn of the Well
Sion Cent and the Devil
Tales of the Rhymney Valley
The Bells of Capel Gwladus
The Bird of Ill
The Caerphilly Twmpath
The Crafty Shephard
The Eglwysilan Road Spirits
The Fairy Nightingale
The Gelligaer Fairies
The Giant of Gilfach Fargoed
The Green Lady
The Gypsy Curse
The Haunted Farmhouse
The Hidden Cave
The Llanfabon Changeling
The Machen Hobgoblin
The Miser of Llancaiach Fawr
The Oak Tree
The Pandy Giant
The Penllwyn Spirit
The Penyrheol Witch
The Priest of Egwysilan
The Rhymney Fairies
The Weeping Willow
The White Gloves
The Woodcutter and the Fairies
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'.