Abercarn is a small town and community in Caerphilly county, Wales, 10 miles North west of Newport within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. Traditionally associated with the coal mining collieries, ironworks and tinplate works of the South Wales coalfield and Valleys which are now closed. On 11 September 1878 it was the site of an underground explosion which killed 268 coal miners. Visit the beautiful area of South Wales and experience the history and culture here with one of the many stunning escorts available.
Caerphilly castle is within easy distance of Abercarn and makes a great day out for those looking to discover some real history. 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.
Cwmcarn Forest offers a great day out. 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. Why not get behind the wheel and treat yourself and your chosen escort to a unique fun day out along the stunning seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Explore by car, bike and foot the delights of this hidden wooded valley that culminates in a stunning sequence of views. Maybe after head into Caerphilly and enjoy some traditional Welsh pub grub watered down with some delicious, locally produced Ale.
At least one day's shopping is a must for a visit to Caerphilly, Blackwood or the county borough's smaller towns and villages. Cardiff city centre is only a 20 minute drive from Caerphilly town or a 15 minute train ride to the capital. Cardiff's new St David's 2 shopping centre is a must see and a shopper's paradise.