Ruperra Castle was built in 1626 by Sir Thomas Morgan of Machen. The castle is an unique example of a Jacobean Chivalric castle.
A beautiful historic religious place of worship, 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'.
From excellent mountain bike trails in the South Wales hills, a peaceful caravan, pod & campsite set amongst the forestry and the Visitor Centre which provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area. Cwmcarn Forest has something to offer for all the family!
A tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed. From caravan and camping, taking a stroll around the park or a relaxing cuppa in the café there's lots to enjoy at Parc Cwm Darran.
Visitors today step into the Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645. All the furnishings in the rooms are accurate reproductions of items from the time of the Prichards and many of the originals can be found in the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans.
From the 'Highpoint' observatory you get spectacular views across the County Borough, from here you cannot miss 'Sultan' the UK's largest figurative earth Sculpture.
Near Ystrad Mynach/Gelligaer
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Unearthing a sleeping giant
Dominating an impressive 30 acre site, Caerphilly Castle is Wales' largest and Britain's second largest castle behind Windsor.
With over 150 acres of woodland walks with spectacular views of surrounding countryside, Coed Craig Ruperra offers a lovely opportunity to walk through a natural woodland now interpreted by many colourful panels.