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Local information about Hengoed

Valley View - The Local Area

Set on the west side of the Rhymney Valley, the village has miles of beautiful open countryside on its doorstep. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the benefits of 21st century living. Within a couple of miles you have a selection of schools, supermarkets, doctors, leisure centres, restaurants and pubs.


You’re also just minutes from the A469 to take you down to Caerphilly, the M4, and Cardiff - only 15 miles away. If you don’t fancy driving there are buses and trains so you can relax and enjoy the journey.






Hengoed Primary school is located within the village, and the town of Ystrad Mynach, just south-west, also has its own primary school. 


The neighbouring village of Oakdale, is soon to receive a brand new, multi million pound secondary school development to replace the existing Oakdale and Pontllanfraith secondary schools.




Caerphilly Borough has its own local general hospital located within the town of Ystrad Mynach.





The neighbouring town of Ystrad Mynach has a leisure centre with facilities including a sports hall, artificial and grass pitches, and a fitness suite. Caerphilly county borough has 10 leisure centres in total. 


Penallta Community Park was built on the existing Penalta colliery. The Park offers visitors spectacular views across Caerphilly from the High Point Observatory. The Park is also home to 'Sultan' the pit pony, one of the UK's largest figurative earth sculptures.

Just a 15 minute drive south of Hengoed is Caerphilly Castle. This impressive medieval structure is open to the public, and is a great source of history of the local area.



Canford Park Bowling Team



The village has a selection of shops, but if you are looking for a greater variety, the capital City of Cardiff is a mere 15 miles away.

The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Transport Links


Car: Minutes from the A469 to take you down to Caerphilly, the M4, and Cardiff - only 15 miles away..

Buses: Buses operated by Veolia Transport Cymru travel south to Ystrad Mynach and north to Bargoad, Rhymney, and Merthyr Tydfil. The A469 to the east of the village carries the Stagecoach service number 50, north to Bargoed and south to Caerphilly and Newport.

Trains: Hengoed has its very own railway station and is part of the Valley Lines network. Trains from the station run southbound to Cardiff Central, providing easy access to the city.



Hengoed is a village with rural charm surrounded by country side.


Hengoed is  home to one of Wales' most impressive monuments, the Hengoed Viaduct. it is one of the oldest surviving viaducts of its type and makes for a very impressive landmark within the Hengoed landscape

Bristol Suspension Bridge





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