"Caerphilly - Caerffili" Caerphilly by grayfo

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Caerphilly – Where are you?

Caerphilly is located in the heart of South Wales and was traditionally in the county of Glamorgan and later became part of Mid-Glamorgan which was abolished in 1996 and then became part of the preserved county of South Glamorgan. In 2003 the ceremonial borders were further adjusted, placing the entire Caerphilly county borough into the preserved county of Gwent. Virtual Tourist places Caerphilly in Mid-Glamorgan so for the sack of tidiness that will do for me.

Useful websites: -

Community Website
County Borough Website
Tourist Information Centre

The coat of arms consists of an ermine shield with a blue invected chevron which symbolises the area's natural beauty and rivers. The castle shown represents Caerphilly castle and for the Borough's history in general. The red dragon of Wales holds a Celtic wheel cross and rises from a green crown that represents Gwent county council. The supporters are taken from Islwyn's arms, the clarion from Mid Glamorgan's arms and the fleur-de-lis from Gwent's. The cressets symbolise the traditional heavy industries of the district.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Caerphilly Castle
  • Cons:The Rain
  • In a nutshell:More Than Just Cheese
  • Last visit to Caerphilly: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated Jun 5, 2012
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  • pattypoo's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Cannt believe you came to Caerphilly and not had a cuppa..i live 10 min away from Castle..

    • grayfo's Profile Photo
      Jul 16, 2013 at 4:40 AM

      We settled for a cake and hot chocolate at the Tourist Information, the cake was lovely, shame about the weather

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    A very impressive looking castle! It’s fitting that Britain’s most powerful express passenger locomotive (at the time) was named Caerphilly Castle.


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