infobox UK place
country = Wales
welsh_name = Caerffili
official_name = Caerphilly
unitary_wales = Caerphilly
constituency_westminster = Caerphilly
post_town = CAERPHILLY
postcode_district = CF83
postcode_area = CF
dial_code = 029
os_grid_reference = ST175975
population = 31,060
Caerphilly ( _cy. Caerffili) is a town in the
county boroughof Caerphilly, south Wales, located at the bottom of the Rhymney Valley, with a populationof approximately 31,000. It is a commuter townof Cardiffand Newport. It is about 2-3 miles north of the Cardiffsuburbs of Lisvaneand Rhiwbina, separated by Caerphilly Mountain. It is traditionally within the countyof Glamorgan, on the border with Monmouthshire and it is the largest town in the county boroughof Caerphilly, which since 2003 has formed part of the lieutenancy areaof Gwent. The town gives its name to Caerphilly cheese, which originated in the area.
Caerphilly is the site of
Caerphilly Castle[http://www.castlewales.com/caerphil.html] , built between 1268 and 1271, which is the largest castlein Wales, and second largest in Britain (after Windsor).Fact|date=April 2007 In 1899 the Rhymney Railwaybuilt their maintenance facilities; however, the expansion of the population in the nineteenth century was more to do with the increasing market for coal. Caerphilly hosted the National Eisteddfodin 1950.
Caerphilly is featured in the
Sex Pistolsdocumentary " The Filth and the Fury". Protests and a prayer meeting were held outside the Castle Cinema on the evening of December 14, 1976, when the Pistols were playing a concert there. At this point in time, Caerphilly was one of the few councils that would allow the group to perform (Leeds and Manchester being the others).
Caerphilly is the birthplace of
Tommy Cooper,cite web|url=http://justlikethat.homestead.com/Index.html|title="Tommy Cooper",] and it was home to Nottingham Forestand Walesstar Robert Earnshaw, following his family's move from Zambia. Dennis Spargo, creator of the film "", lived in Caerphilly for several years until 2006.
The town has a
rugby unionclub, Caerphilly RFC, who play in Division 1 EAST of the Welsh National League.
During the summer, the town hosts The Big Cheese [ [http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese/ The Big Cheese ] ] festival and a fundraising musical event called Megaday. [ [http://www.megaday.net/ Megaday website] ]
trunk roadruns through the town north to south, while the A468 skirts the northern boundary of the town. Caerphilly has two railway stations; Caerphilly at the southern end of the town near the shopping area, and Aber in the western part of the town, both on the Rhymney Lineserving Cardiff. Network Railpropose that a new station be built in Energlynto support residential development in that part of the towncite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7425812.stm|title= 'Far reaching' Wales rail vision on bbc.co.uk] .
Ludwigsburg( Germany) since 1960
Pisek( Czech Republic) since 1994
* [http://www.caerphillynet.co.uk Caerphilly Net]
* [http://www.caerphillyrugby.com Caerphilly RFC]
* [http://morningtonmeadows.tripod.com/ Mornington Meadows community site]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOZlJiOvXsU/ YouTube: Ali G visits Caerphilly Castle.]
* [http://www.caerphilly.org The Caerphilly Woodlands Trust]
* [http://www.megaday.net Caerphilly Megaday]
* [http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese/ The Big Cheese festival]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2760598 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Caerphilly and surrounding area]
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