Celebrate Wales Tourism Week – Win an overnight Golf Break for two
12 May

Celebrate Wales Tourism Week – Win an overnight Golf Break for two.

The theme for this year’s Wales Tourism Week is ‘Strength through Partnership’

It runs from 11th– 19th May 2018.  With this in mind we are supporting our friends at Visit Caerphilly.

Visit Caerphilly spearheads the Caerphilly Tourism Association, which is a group of local businesses dedicated to providing visitors with their ideal leisure experiences, whether it be an overnight stay, a dining experience or visiting an attraction.  Their main function is to bring tourism operators together, forming one voice to make the tourism industry stronger and ultimately increase visitors to Caerphilly.

To encourage more people to visit the area, or if you are a local, to experience attractions and enjoy a round of golf on award winning golf course you can enter a free prize draw to win:

You can find out more and enter here on our Facebook page here.

We are in close proximity to our main town Caerphilly below is a bit of history about this famous town which has far more to offer than just its cheese!

History of Caerphilly

Caerphilly is famous for lending its name to the popular cheese, which is thought to have been created to provide food to the local coal miners. Production died out after World War II with mass production being moved to Somerset and Whiltshire, however over the last 20 years or so local producers have starting to supply this again. 

During the 1700’s Caerphilly began to grow into a market town as the south wales Valleys underwent massive growth through industrialisation. The coal industry to this day still marks the landscape, and evidence of this can be found throughout. Other towns in the borough include Bedwas, Risca, Ystrad Mynach, Newbridge, Blackwood, Bargoed, New Tredegar and Rhymney.

Landmarks aren’t the only ones putting Caerphilly on the map; more recently comedian and magician Tommy Cooper, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, ITV’s This Morning Presenter Matt Johnson and Cardiff City and Wales footballer Robert Earnshaw lived in the borough following his family’s move from Zambia.

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is Wales’ largest and Britain’s second largest castle behind Windsor. At the beginning of the 15th century it was attacked by Owain Glyndwr, the last native Prince of Wales, who took over the castle. In 1648 during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell’s army caused great damage to the south east tower, so it now leans at a greater angle the more famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.  

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