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Bargoed (Welsh: Bargod) is a town in the Rhymney Valley, one of the South Wales Valleys. It lies on the Rhymney River in the county borough of Caerphilly and straddles the border between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. The literal English translation of the town's Welsh name, Bargod, is 'border'.

Pronunciation of the town's name varies depending on street. There are many acceptable variations, from the 'official' Welsh Barr-god and English Bar-goid to the informal Baa-Gud and Baa-Go-Ed.

Originally a rural market town, Bargoed grew into a substantial town following the opening of a colliery in 1903. The colliery closed during the 1980s, and its former site is now home to a country park.

Nowdays however, most shops in the centre of Bargoed are closed down and boarded up, leaving the town looking shabby and run-down. Improvement programs were begun in 2000 however.

'Greater Bargoed', as defined by the local authority Caerphilly County Borough Council, consists of the towns of Bargoed, Aberbargoed and the village of Gilfach. The combined population of these settlements is approximately 13,000.

Bargoed Grammar Technical School existed as the local Grammar School before Heolddu Comprehensive School was formed.

Bargoed is regularly namechecked during televised snooker tournaments as Mark Williams, Embassy World Snooker Champion in 2000 and 2003, practices his sport at the town's Emporium Snooker Hall.


  Trains in Bargoed: Bargoed is on the Rhymney Line


 Libraries in Bargoed:
 Bargoed Library
       The Square
       Bargoed
       CF81 8QQ
 01443 875548
 Mon 9.30am-6.00pm  
       Tue 9.30am-7.00pm  
       Wed 9.30am-1.00pm  
       Thur 9.30am-6.00pm 
       Fri 9.30am-6.00pm  
       Sat 9.30am-5.00pm


 Rugby in Bargoed: Bargoed RFC


 Pubs/Bars in Bargoed:
 Bailey Arms Hotel
       Bailey Street
       Deri
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9HX
 01443 830214

 Blast Furnace Inn
       Board Street
       Pontlottyn
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9PP
 01685 841305

 Capel Hotel
       Park Place
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8LW
 01443 830272

 Darran Hotel
       New Road
       Deri
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9GJ
 01443 830257

 The Hanbury Arms
       Hanbury Road
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QU
 01443 821924

 Mcdonnell Hotel
       Mcdonnell Road
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8UD

 Mount Pleasant Inn
       Mount Pleasant
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8UU
 01685 841307

 Old Mill
       Bridge Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9AL
 01443 831318

 Plasnewydd Hotel
       Upper High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QY
 01443 832272

 Rising Sun Inn
       Station Terrace
       Fochriw
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9JN
 01685 841435
 


 Hotels in Bargoed:
 The Parc Hotel
       Cardiff Road
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8NY
 01443 837599


 Cafes in Bargoed:
 M Rossi
       12 High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QZ
 01443 831467

 The New Continental
       49 Hanbury Road
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QW
 01443 836189


 Take Aways in Bargoed:
 The Continental
       2 Upper High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QY
 01443 831063

 Happy Paradise
       1 Henry Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8UA
 01443 835907

 On A Role
       40 High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8RB
 01443 837837

 Peking Garden
       9 High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8QZ
 01443 822062

 Trafalgar Take Away
       4 Trafalgar Buildings
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8NX
 01443 831018


 Golf in Bargoed:
 Bargoed Golf Club
       Heolddu
       Bargoed
       Caerphilly
       CF81 9GF
 01443 830143


 Snooker in Bargoed:
 Emporium Snooker Club
       41 High Street
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8RD
 01443 836528


 Taxis in Bargoed:
 Bargoed Taxis
       59 Cardiff Rd
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 8PA
 01443 820000

 Bee Line Taxis
       Station Rd
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF81 9AL
 01443 831831


 Campsites/Caravans in Bargoed:
 Parc Cwm Darran
       Deri
       Bargoed
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF35 5AW
 01443 875557
 01443 836944



 

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