New Homes in Cwmbran
Make the Move
Located near the South Wales Coalfield just six miles north of Newport, Cwmbran is a new town with easy access to countryside, coastlines and good local facilities. With good rail links and close to the M4, new homes in Cwmbran have great transport links for commuters to the nearby cities of Newport, Cardiff and Bristol.
Cwmbran has its own railway station on the Welsh Marches Line, which runs between Newport and Crewe. Close to junction 25 and 26 of the M4, road links are also good, especially when travelling east and west.
The nearest city to Cwmbran is Newport, which is 10 minutes away by car or train. The Welsh capital, Cardiff, is 30 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car travelling via the A48, while Bristol can be reached within 40 minutes along the M4.
The train from Cwmbran connects the town to the north - including Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester, which is three hours away by rail. The train to London Paddington takes two hours and 15 minutes with a change at Newport, while a train journey to the Capital takes two hours and 20 minutes travelling by car along the M4.
Cwmbran is close to two international airports. Bristol Airport is 50 minutes away by car, and Cardiff Airport is a 45 minute drive away.
Places of interest
Located south of the Brecon Beacons National Park with the Usk Valley to the west, Cwmbran has plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Cwmcarn Forest offers lovely views on the Forest Drive, the chance to go hiking and some of Wales’ best mountain biking routes. Pontypool Park and Pen-y-Fan Pond are close by, while the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal ends in Cwmbran at Five Locks Basin.
There’s a huge range of historical attractions within easy reach of Cwmbran, including Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Blaenavon Iron Works and Big Pit National Mining Museum; where visitors can experience underground tours of the former working mine. Caerphilly Castle, a 13th century building, is a short drive away.
Local family fun can be found at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, a heritage line on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. The Celtic Manor Resort has plenty of activities for children, including pitch and putt and treasure hunts.
Sport is a big part of life in the town. Cwmbran Stadium is the home of Cwmbran Town FC, who play in the Welsh Football League. Cwmbran Celtic and Croesyceiliog are also local.
As for Wales’ national sport, rugby, the Newport Gwent Dragons play nearby at Rodney Parade Stadium.
Cwmbran is close to a number of universities; the closest being the University of South Wales which has a campus in Newport.