The charming Welsh town of Risca is found in the Ebbw valley between the notable hills of Mynydd Maen, Twmbarlwn and Mynydd Machen. Surrounded by hills and nearby woodlands, this is a fantastic place for a self-catering break for those who enjoy hill walking which is in ample supply close by. A number of good walks can be enjoyed from nearby Cwncarn Forest including a lakeside walk and a bluebell walk in season. Mountain biking is also possible locally.
What Risca, Caerphilly offers for Self-Catering Holidays
Within town there is a good choice of shops available as well as a supermarket, making it easy for you to stock up on supplies for your cottage break locally on arrival. Originally a mining community, over recent years Risca has become a commuter town with many of the local residents working in nearby Newport or Cardiff.
There are a good number of possibilities open to you when it comes to enjoying days out from Risca on your cottage holiday. For more walking and hiking opportunities the Brecon Beacons National Park lies around 17 miles to the north of Risca whereas around 30 miles east of the town, in nearby England is the green Forest of Dean. To the south of Risca just 6 miles away is Newport and Cardiff is 16 miles away.
All in all, Risca has lots to offer if you enjoy walking, hiking and the great outdoors. With so much greenery and woodlands to explore nearby this could be a great place for a getaway with your dog.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Risca, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Caerphilly.