Caerphilly has a distinct history and heritage and is part of the Glamorgan County. A small town that was once situated in an 'early medieval kingdom’, Caerphilly is home to Caerphilly Castle, which was one of many castles that once caused conflict between the Norman lords and the Welsh princes. After falling under English rule in the 16th century, Glamorgan became a more stable county and exploited its natural resources to become an important part of the British Industrial Revolution. Caerphilly in particular, has many accommodations and activities to offer that will make you want to take a staycation and enjoy the local environment that it has to offer.
The Premier Inn Caerphilly
There are many accommodations that are available, should you wish to stay in Caerphilly. One being the Premier Inn Hotel. This is a great choice of accommodation for big business, top entertainment or world class heritage. The Premier Inn Hotel Caerphilly is located just short of the Town Centre, along with all the attractions that Caerphilly and it's neighboring city, Cardiff, has to offer. Next to the Inn is a lovely restaurant where you do not have to travel far for great food. The Inn also includes - spacious rooms and luxury Hypnos beds. For prices available from £45.00 per night, this Inn may be the perfect accommodation for you.
St David's Hotel and Spa
Should you want an accommodation that is stylish and contemporary, St David's Hotel and Spa may be the perfect accommodation for your staycation in Caerphilly. Although it is not located directed in Caerphilly, it is ideally situated on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay, the neighboring city to Caerphilly. The Hotel is the only AA rated five-star hotel in Cardiff, that includes well-appointed bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and a private balcony available in certain rooms. Prices from £149.15 for a standard double room, this Hotel would make a great accommodation for a staycation in style.
Gwern-Ty-Isaf Holiday Cottage
For a more quaint staycation, the Gwern-Ty-Isaac Holiday Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage that is centrally located to accommodate everyone close to a number of the major tourist attractions that Caerphilly has to offer. Located near the town of Bargoed, in the borough of Caerphilly, this newly converted former grain store has breathtaking countryside views, and come fully equipped with a country side kitchen, a modern bathroom and a your own private walled garden with a built in stone BBQ. Prices from just £250 per week, or £110 for a short break, this 2 bed luxury cottage could cost less than the price of a B&B single room!
The HollyBush B&B
Located in Machen , Caerphilly, the HollyBush offers self-contained luxury country pub accommodation. The rooms are premier inn accommodation and are situated in a cottage on the grounds of the pub and are furnished to an excellent standard together with a high standard of cleanliness. Rooms at the HollyBush are spacious giving you a place to relax and feel at home. The HollyBush offers a mini bar with complimentary welsh water and food is available from the selection of HollyBush menu’s. Prices Range from £60 for a double or twin occupancy per night, and £50 for a single occupancy per night. Children stay free and there are also special packages for weekend, walking, golfing and fishing breaks.
There are many attractions offered by Caerphilly that can make your staycation not only enjoyable but educational, learning about the history that surrounds Caerphilly and the local environment.
Like the famous cheese, the castle has long been synonymous with Caerphilly. Think slumbering giant awaiting a call to arms the castle is a great attraction to visit. Not only is it enriched with history, it’s also a great backdrop for TV and film. It secured a starring role recently in the popular BBC TV series Merlin. The castle is of legend, built in the 13th Century it was one of the many castles that caused conflict, resulting in heroic battles. Why not come and see for yourself, and take in the beauty of the structure and the famous leaning tower. Admission ranges between £7.95 per adult, £5.20 for senior citizens, students and children under 16, and free admission for those under 5 years old.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Llancaiach Fawr is a historical Manor located near Caerphilly. This attraction allows you to take a trip through history and see how life used to be. Experience question and answers with historical members of Welsh history. This is a great educational attraction for those who want a staycation that teaches them about local history and values that once were. Prices range from £8.50 per adult and £6.96 per child, senior citizen and students.
Cefyn Mably Farm Park
Cefyn Mably Farm Park is set in the beautiful rural surroundings of the Welsh countryside, yet it’s only 15 minutes away from either Cardiff or Newport city centers. Facilities include a coffee shop, bistro, heated play barn, indoor and outdoor play areas, picnic areas around the farm, pony rides, touch-and-hold area with the animals, conservation and pond areas, log play areas and under-fives play areas. Non-term time and weekends admission fees are: Adults £4.50 (16y+), Children £4.00 (12m+), OAPs £4.00 (60y+), Family £16.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
The National Museum Of Cardiff
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, which is next to Caerphilly, it houses Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, there is something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest. Admission is free, so why not take advantage and have an educational and enjoyable staycation!
Here's a video of what you can expect, should you visit this fantastic Museum