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Cwmbran Stadium. Photo by Dom S.

Cwmbran (Welsh: Cwmbrn) is a new town in southern Wales, established in the 1950s to provide new employment in the south eastern portion of the South Wales coalfield. Based around the villages of Cwmbran, Pontnewydd, Upper Cwmbran, Croesyceiliog, Llantarnam and Llanyrafon, it has grown into a thriving and prosperous town of 50,000 people.

Sitting as it does on the corner of the South Wales coalfield it has a hilly aspect to its western and northern edges, with the surrounding hills climbing to over 1,000 feet. The Afon Llwyd forms the major river valley; although the most significant water course is probably the remains of the Monmouthshire canal. To the east of Cwmbran the land is less hilly, forming part of the Usk valley.

At the heart of the new town is a prosperous shopping centre, that sits close to an ancient farm, Llantarnam Grange, that was once part of the property of the monks of Llantarnam Abbey. The Grange now functions as an arts centre, principally addressing the visual arts whilst a theatre in the town centre, the Congress Theatre, provides a venue for moderately-sized performances.

The town is perhaps most widely known now for its international sports stadium, home to international athletics events in the 1970s and 1980s. The stadium is also the home of the town's football team, Cwmbran Town. Separate grounds at Pontnewydd and Croesyceiliog house the town's two senior rugby teams, Cwmbran and Croesyceiliog, although many more of the town's residents owe their allegiances to the rugby sides in the older, adjacent town of Pontypool, and city of Newport.

Cwmbran is twinned with Bruchsal, Germany.


 Trains in Cwmbran: Cwmbran is on the Welsh Marches Line


 Arts/Galleries in Cwmbran:
 Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
       St Davids Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PD
 01633 483321

 Theatre in Cwmbran: Congress Theatre


 Libraries in Cwmbran:
 Cwmbran Library
       Gwent House
       Gwent Square
       Cwmbran
       NP44 1XQ
 01633 483240
 Mon 9:30-5:30
       Tue 9:30-5:30
       Wed 9:30-5:30
       Thur 8:45-7:00
       Fri 8:45-6:00
       Sat 8:45-4:00


 Cinemas in Cwmbran:
 Scene

       The Mall
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PX
 http://www.southwalescinemas.co.uk/


 Golf in Cwmbran:
 Pontnewydd Golf Club
       Upper Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1AB
 01633 482170

 Green Meadow Golf Club
       Treherbert Road
       Croesyceiliog
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 2BZ
 01633 869321
       www.greenmeadowgolf.com

 Llanyravon Golf Course
       Llanfrechfa Way
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 8HT
 01633 874636


 Football in Cwmbran:
 Croesyceiliog AFC
 Cwmbran Celtic FC
 Cwmbran Town AFC


 Rugby in Cwmbran: Cwmbran RFC


 Vets in Cwmbran:
 Smith & Clare
       Fairwater Square
       Fairwater
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 4TA
 01633 869300

 Sanders Veterinary Surgery
       Maindee House
       Mount Pleasant Rd
       Pontnewydd
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1AN
 01633 483208


 Pubs/Bars in Cwmbran:
 Ashbridge Inn

       Avondale Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1DE

 The Blinking Owl
       Henllys Way
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 4HA
 01633 484749

 Bush Inn
       Graig Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 5AN

 Commodore Hotel
       Mill Lane
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 8SH

 The Crows Nest
       Llangorse Rd
       Llanyrafon
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 8HU

 Doralt Inn
       Henlys
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       Gwent
       NP44 6HX
 01633 869697

 Fairces
       Pontrhydyrun Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1SB

 Fairwater House
       Fairhill
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 4QB
 01633 485958

 Golden Harvest
       Bowleaze
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 4LF

 Greenhouse Inn
       Newport Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3BP
 01633 482859

 Halfway Hotel
       Commercial Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3LR
 01633 766982

 John Fielding
       1 Caradog Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1PP
 01633 833760

 The Kingfisher
       Leadon Court
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5TZ

 Kings Head Hotel
       Station Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1NZ

 The Marlborough
       Blenheim Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 4SY

 Moonraker Inn
       1 Caradoc Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PP
 01633 867470

 Mount Pleasant Inn
       Wesley Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3LX
 01633 484289

 New Bridge End Inn
       Greenhill Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3DG
 01633 484596

 The Oakfield
       Green Willows
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3DY
 01633 876746

 Old Bridgend Inn
       Commercial Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1AE

 The Rose & Crown
       Victoria Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3JS
 01633 770304

 The Six In Hand
       Edlogan Square
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 2NR

 Somerton House Hotel
       379 Llantarnam Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3BN

 The Square Inn
       49 Gwent Square
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1PL
 01633 867587

 Upper Cock Inn
       The Highway
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 2HE

 The Waterloo Inn
       Llandowlais Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 7HD
 01633 485206

 The Yew Tree
       Maendy Way
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1LE


 Hotels in Cwmbran:
 Commodore Hotel
       Mill Lane
       Llanyravon
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 8SH
 01633 484091

 Parkway Hotel
       Cwmbran Drive
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3UW
 01633 871199

 Somerton House Hotel
       379 Llantarnam Road
       Llantarnam
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3BN
 01633 485588


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Cwmbran:
 Gelligravog Farm B&B
 Gelligravog Farm
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 5AT
 01633 871147
 01633 871147
 [email protected]
 http://www.gelligravog.co.uk

 Springfields Guest House
       371 Llantarnam Road
       Llantarnam
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3BN
 01633 482509


 Restaurants in Cwmbran:
 Franco's
       19 North Walk
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PR
 01633 483468

 Massarella (British)
       17-18 Gwent Square
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PW
 01633 877255

 Nawab (Indian)
       25-27 Victoria Street
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3JN
 01633 874272

 Taipan (Chinese)
       17-22 The Parade
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1QR
 01633 482542


 Cafes in Cwmbran:
 Cafe Venetian
       1 Monmouth Walk
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PE
 01633 867603


 Take Aways in Cwmbran:
 Chans
       3 General Rees Square
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1AH
 01633 866057

 Lakeside Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       6 Llanyravon Square
       Llanyravon
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 8HS
 01633 484635

 Hong Fish Bar
       47 Llandowlais Street
       Oakfield
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 7HE
 01633 483171

 KFC
       3 General Rees Square
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1AH
 01633 876740

 McDonald's
       14-20 North Walk
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PR
 01633 876476

 Oakfield Cantonese Take Away (Chinese)
       3 Croeswen
       Oakfield
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3DS
 01633 483015

 Pizza Parlour
       46 Gwent Square
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PL
 01633 485777

 The Salad Bowl
       24 The Mall
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PX
 01633 864494

 Taj Mahal (Indian)
       310 Springvale Industrial Estate
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5BA
 01633 871000


 Shops/Gifts in Cwmbran:
 Cwmbran Shopping
       1st Floor
       Powys House
       South Walk
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PB
 01633 872121

 InShops Centres Ltd
       34 The Mall
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 1PX
 01633 871316


 Taxis in Cwmbran:
 Chauffeur Cars
       Unit 325 Woodside Way
       Springvale Ind Est
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5BR
 01633 877877

 Checker Car's
       Unit 3 Forgeside Ind Est
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3LN
 01633 866666

 Gwent Cars
       311 Woodside Way
       Springvale Ind Est
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5BR
 01633 866655

 Phoenix Cars
       Woodside Way
       Unit 308 Springvale Ind Est
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5BR
 01633 482222

 Premier Taxes
       13 Forgehammer Ind Est
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3AA
 01633 865865

 Tiger Taxis
       6 Oldbury Rd
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3JU
 01633 869869

 Top Cars
       33 Spring Grove
       Greenmeadow
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 5EA
 01633 838838


 Misc in Cwmbran:
 Cwmbran Celtic Sports Club
       Lower House
       Oak Street
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3LT
 01633 774019

 Cwmbran Rifle Club
       81 Ventnor Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3JY
 01633 483296

 Cwmbran Stadium Sports Centre
       Henllys Way
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3YS
 01633 627100

 Gwent Snooker Centres
       Victoria House
       1 Victoria Street
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3JS
 01633 873414

 Redz Snooker Club
       6 Oldbury Road
       Cwmbran
       Gwent
       NP44 3JU
 01633 483437


 Retail in Cwmbran:
 ALDI Cwmbran
       Woodside Road
       Cwmbran
       NP44 3EW
 0844 406 8800

 ASDA - Cwmbran
       Llewllyn Road
       Cwmbran
       NP44 1UL
 01633 645300

 Co-op Alldays Shop
       26-28 North Road
       Cwnbran
       Monmouthshire
       NP44 2EN

 Lidl
       Woodside Road
       Cwmbran
       Monmouthshire
       NP44 3EW
 0870 444 1234

 Sainsbury's - Cwmbran
       Llywelyn Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1UL
 01633 869736

 Somerfield - Cwmbran
       Llantarnan Road
       Cwmbran
       NP44 3HB
 01633 489454


 Schools/Colleges in Cwmbran:
 Brookfield Primary School
       Victoria Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3JR
 01633 482502

 Fairwater High School (Secondary)
       Ty Gwyn Way
       Fairwater
       Cwmbran
       NP44 4YZ
 01633 776650
 01633 776651

 Henllys C.I.W. Primary School
       Ty Canol Way
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 6JA
 01633 877796

 Hollybush Primary School
       Ton Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 7LE
 01633 877501

 Llantarnam School (Secondary)
       Llantarnam Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3XB
 01633 866711
 01633 876652

 Maendy Primary School
       Wayfield Crescent
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 1NH
 01633 483168

 Oakfield Primary School
       Green Willows
       Oakfield
       Cwmbran
       NP44 3DU
 01633 775329

 Our Lady of the Angels R.C (Primary)
       Victoria Street
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 3JR
 01633 484673

 Two Locks Nursery School
       Two Locks Road
       Cwmbran
       Torfaen
       NP44 7HQ
 01633 483136


Cwmbran and Surrounding Area


 

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