CaerphillyCaerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili) is a town in Glamorgan, South Wales.
address: The Twyn Square
By carCaerphilly is just a few miles north of Cardiff, on the A469 road.
By trainArriva Trains run services to Caerphilly station from Penarth via both Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central stations.
By busBus number 26 starts from Cardiff Bus Station and goes to Caerphilly. In fact you can cover Castell Coch on the way to Caerphilly, because the bus stops very close to Castell Coch (in the village of Tongwynlais, on its way from Cardiff to Caerphilly. A 'Network Dayrider' ticket (£7.00/adult) will give you access to all Cardiff buses plus all buses in South East Wales, including Bus 26, for the day. A one way ticket just for Caerphilly will cost less.
By bicycleLeave Cardiff Castle in the direction of Pontypridd on the Taff trail and follow signs to Caerphilly, on National Cycle Network Route 4 and Celtic Trail East, after Tongwynlais
phone: +44 29 2088-3143address: Castle Street, CF83 1JDThe largest castle in Wales, and the 2nd largest in the UK, after Windsor Castle. Boasts a tower that "out-leans" the famous one at Pisa.
Tommy Cooperaddress: The TwynJust up the hill from Caerphilly Castle is the town's most famous son: just like that!
Caerphilly Indoor Marketphone: +44 29 2080-7726address: 5 Pentrebane StreetOpen Monday to Saturday the market has an eclectic mix of stalls with something for everyone. There is a butcher, a baker (no candlestick maker!), A Barbers, A Cafe, a babywear shop, phone shop, computer repairer, Celtic Cabin stocking all Welsh goods, produce and gifts, Fully Booked new and pre-owned book store, EK Beauty offering hair extensions, Arts and Crafts, Eds Attic Records, pet shop, Mark's market bargains, Spangles gifts, and Subculture who stock beautiful gothic and alternative clothing. Also Saturdays often see day traders who can bring any form of goods to the tables! There is a facebook page with news of special offers and events. Just type in Caerphilly Indoor Market.
The hard, white Caerphilly Cheese, which was originally made in the surrounding countryside and sold at the market in the town. Production of the real farmhouse Caerphilly died out during World War II as milk production was diverted to the large cheddar factories, but the practise has been revived in recent times.
Beano'sphone: +44 29 2088-8595address: 47 Cardiff RoadVery friendly and comfy cafe that does the best paninis you've ever tasted, largely in thanks to the cheese! And the milkshakes aren't bad either. £3.15 for a panini.
phone: +44 29 2044-0188address: 85 Newport Road, Machen
Bed & Breakfast
The Cottageaddress: Mountain View, Pwllypant, CaerphillyAA and WTB 3
phone: +44 871 527 8184address: Crossways Business Park, Pontypandy
phone: +44 871 527 8182address: Corbetts Lane, Llanbradach
phone: +44 871 984 6364address: 1 Beddaue Way