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Welsh: Caerffili
Caerphilly Castle, Wales.jpg
Grid reference: ST1586
Location: 51°34’41"N, 3°13’5"W
Population: 31,060
Post town: Caerphilly
Postcode: CF83
Dialling code: 029
Local Government
Council: Caerphilly CBC

Caerphilly is a town in Glamorgan, standing at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley, on the border with Monmouthshire, with a population of some 31,000 souls. It is a commuter town for Cardiff and Newport, which are located some 7½ miles and 12 miles away respectively. Caerphilly is separated from the Cardiff suburbs of Lisvane and Rhiwbina by Caerphilly Mountain.

The town gives its name to Caerphilly cheese, which originated in the area.

The town

Caerphilly is the site of Caerphilly Castle,[1] built between 1268 and 1271, which is the largest castle in Wales, and the largest in Great Britain after Windsor Castle).

During the summer, the town hosts The Big Cheese[2] festival and a fundraising musical event called Megaday.[3]

Caerphilly hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1950.



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