Located North of the City of Newport, Cwmbran has been growing and developing since 1949. The town was originally developed alongside other “New Towns” in the UK in order to provide new employment opportunities in the South East of Wales .
The name Cwmbran means “Crow Valley” and you will find that many businesses in the area make reference to “Crow Valley” including Crow Valley Accountancy based in Croesyceiliog and Crow Valley Sheds based in Oldbury Road, Cwmbran.
Cwmbran is ideally located for anyone who commutes to work via the M4 motorway, whether they are travelling towards Cardiff or in the opposite direction towards Bristol. Cwmbran is close to the A4042, which is the main road through Cwmbran and can take you to Newport or Abergavenny depending if you go north or south. There are also good public transport links in the area if you rely on public transport including easy to access train and bus stations.
The area of Cwmbran is set in a beautiful valley with the Northern aspect providing a hilly backdrop to the town below. It is also quite hilly towards the west of the area, but the east is lower and flatter, especially the area surrounding the Afon Llwyd River and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Whether you enjoy climbing hills or you prefer flatter walks, you are sure to find a walking route in Cwmbran to suit your needs.
Cwmbran is the sixth largest urban area in Wales, which makes it an ideal area for families and couples alike and it is made up of several smaller villages / areas including Old Cwmbran, Croseyceiliog, Henllys, Pontnewydd, Llantarnam, Ty Canol, Upper Cwmbran, Llanyrafon, Fairwater, Greenwmeadow and Two Locks.
The housing stock in Cwmbran is mixed and plentiful. It has a variety of different housing styles including older style terraced properties and newer builds and because the town has grown significantly since 1949, it means that no matter what style of property suits you, you can be sure to find it here.
Cwmbran Shopping Centre is located in the centre of the main town and it has been developed to serve the residents of Cwmbran and its surrounding areas. It also attracts visitors from the surrounding valleys, who flock to the town to make the most of the free parking and the huge array of high street and independent shops that are located in the shopping centre.
Families in Cwmbran benefit from an array of activities that can all be found locally including a cinema complex, a bowling alley, indoor kids play centres, leisure centre, a farm and the boating lake, which is great fun for all the family throughout the year.
There are good local schools in Cwmbran including two comprehensive schools, a welsh primary school and numerous primary schools in addition to a good selection of pre-school nurseries and private nurseries.
We hope you find this article useful as an introduction to the wonderful area that is Cwmbran, but don’t just take our word for it. Come and meet the town for yourself and see just what it has to offer you and your family. A warm welcome awaits you!