Settle in the South Wales Valleys
The Caerphilly town of Blackwood was once famous for being the birthplace of Chartism, and the movement is celebrated by a number of landmarks, including the Chartist Bridge. Today, however, it is better known for its thriving high street and vibrant annual beach parties.
Settled in the South Wales Valleys, Blackwood is a great base for exploring the South Wales countryside and all it has to offer. Pen-y-fan Pond is just one of the many green spaces open for the public to enjoy - so bring a football and enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family.
Step back in time at Llancaiach Fawr Manor
The dramatic 16th-century Llancaiach Fawr Manor House overlooks the Glamorgan Uplands just outside of Blackwood. Once a Tudor stronghold, it’s now open for the public to tour its rooms and grounds. Costumed staff are on hand to tell you all about the manor’s history, and if you’re feeling brave, you can even book a ghost tour.
Take in the sights of Cardiff
As well as offering access to the countryside, Blackwood is within easy reach of Cardiff. Explore the city's stunning parks, keep your eyes peeled for Daleks on a Doctor Who tour or immerse yourself in Welsh history and fine art at the National Museum.
Looking for accommodation in Blackwood? Travelodge Caerphilly Hotel lies south of the village, not far from Cardiff, while Travelodge Merthyr Tydfil Hotel sits on the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.