Tours in Caerphilly county borough

Caerphilly Characters & Customs

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Tommy Cooper statue
Biker's memorial

Take our self-guided tour around Caerphilly to discover some of the town’s colourful characters and customs, from the red-headed Gilbert de Clare – who built the huge castle – onwards. You’ll find memorials to comedian Tommy Cooper, the poet who penned the words of the Welsh national anthem, and a record-breaking motorcyclist, among other places of interest. You’ll also see where farmers brought their crumbly home-made cheese to market – the famous Caerphilly Cheese.

At any place on the circuit, simply scan the QR codes with your smartphone or tablet for that location’s story, then click on “Next” to see the next point on the tour. The circuit will eventually bring you back to your starting point.

To join the tour online, choose a location from the box on the right.

To view a map showing all the sites in this tour, follow this link (opens in new window).


Our tour along National Cycle Network Route 4 includes locations in Caerphilly county borough, The route runs east-west through the southern Rhymney Valley.