With its breathtaking scenery and being on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Caerphilly is a must for visitors who love the outdoors, with the vast majority of the area being made up of countryside. The town hosts the the Festival of Light in the winter which involves the procession of hundreds of lanterns through the town centre, whilst in the summer, Caerphilly hosts a fundraising musical event called Megaday and also The Big Cheese festival. The town has a bustling town centre and a number of business parks on the outskirts. The Caerphilly Business Park is featured in the Welsh version of the board game Monopoly.
Transport to Caerphilly is via the A469 trunk road which runs through the town north to south and the A468 to the northern boundary of the town. Two railway stations; Caerphilly to the south of the town near the shopping area and Aber to the west of the town, both being on the Rhymney Line serving Cardiff.
Aberbargoed - With its rush pasture, Purple Moor grass and large population
of Marsh Fritillary butterflies, the Aberbargoed Grasslands nearby are
protected as a site of European importance. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Abercarn - Situated in the Ebbw valley, this small town was traditionally associated with the coal mining industry.
Bargoed - Originally a market town which sits along the Rhymney River, Bargoed is now the largest shopping centre for the Upper Rhymney Valley area. Former coal sites have now been turned into a 250 acre country park thanks to major regeneration works in the area over the last few years.