Aber Valley Heritage Museum
Gwern Avenue
CF83 4HA
Tel: 02920 830445


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Local Attractions

Spanning thousands of years, the history of Caerphilly County Borough can be seen from every corner of the region. You will probably have heard of Caerphilly Castle, one of the great Medieval Castles of Western Europe and Caerphilly's famous Cheese but there are many other attractions for you to visit. So if you are staying for an hour, a day, a week or more there are places for you to see and activities for you do.

For information on events, attractions, activities, parks and shopping centres in the area, please follow the links below.

Blackwood Miners Institute

BMI presents a variety of arts and entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light entertainment.

Caerphilly Castle

Proudly standing on a 30-acre site, Caerphilly Castle is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Boasting a tower which 'out leans' that of Pisa, the castle also receives visits from the infamous ghost of the Green Lady.


If you’re looking for a place for a picnic or somewhere to kick a ball, dappled woods to wander through, or riverbanks to ramble down, then look no further than one of the five country parks in the county borough.

Cwmcarn Forest

If you want an adrenalin packed day or a gentle stroll with the family, Cwmcarn Forest offers a varied mix of activities to suit everyone.

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Visit Llancaiach Fawr Manor and see and hear how ordinary people lived, the effects of war and the superstitions and folklore which were such an important part of life in 1645.

Loops and Links

Opening up the spectacular countryside and tourist attractions that lie along the path of the National Cycle Network.


There’s something there for everyone including children’s playgrounds, sports pitches, bowling greens and multi-use games areas. If your interest is in less energetic pursuits the park is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a picnic with the family.

The Winding House

The Winding House is the museum for Caerphilly County Borough. Inside this striking building you can unearth the hidden history of Caerphilly County Borough.

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A typical act of bravery took place on 17th August 1917 when Sgt Gilbert Lloyd, (Senghenydd), South Wales Borderers who, together with five others soldiers, held an isolated position until his battalion had been relieved and then brought out their wounded whilst still under fire.

He was awarded the MM at a local ceremony held on “The Rec” in August 19, 1919.  At this same ceremony where the villagers turned out in their thousands to see Colonel H E Morgan Lindsay, CB, DSO award the decorations to Sgt Lloyd and the men and also to the families of those Killed in Action (KIA). All listed below.

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)   Military Medal (MM)

Cpl. Tom Locke Sapper Robert Jackson

Pte. William Higgs Bdr. H C Fleet

Dvr. R G Taylor

Gnr. David Davies

Sgt. King Humphries

Pte. Syd Edwards


Distinguished Conduct Medal Military Cross (MC)

Sgt. T H Brown (KIA) Lt. J A Roberts(KIA)

(accepted by his wife) (accepted by his father)

Photo of Sgt Gilbert Lloyd


Wounded on three occasions before winning the MM in 1917.  Became a


Lieutenant in Home Guard, Aber and

and Senghenydd Platoon 1940-46.

Secretary of local Ex-Servicemen’s

Club for over 50 years.