New homes in Llantarnam
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With a population of just over 4,000, Llantarnam is a major suburb of Cwmbran in South Wales. Located close to the city of Newport, and within easy reach of both Cardiff and Bristol, new homes in Llantarnam are popular with commuters and families of all ages.
Located near the A4042, which links to junction 25a of the M4, Llantarnam has good transport links by road in all directions. Although the town does not have its own railway station, it’s just a short car journey from the railway station at Cwmbran; which is on the Welsh Marches Line between Newport and Crewe.
Cwmbran town centre is a 3 minute drive from Llantarnam, or a 7 minute bus journey. Newport is a 10 minute drive along the A4042, while Cardiff is 25 minutes by car via the M4 and A48. Bristol is 35 minutes away by car, via the M4. London is best reached by train from neighbouring Newport, connecting to Paddington in just an hour and 55 minutes.
For international travel, Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport are both around 40 minutes away by car.
Places of interest
In the town itself, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre - a regional centre for applied arts - hosts regular exhibitions, and provides learning opportunities for local schools. Llantarnam Abbey is a former monastery founded in the 12th century.
Llantarnam is east of the Usk Valley and south of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with Pen-y-Fan being the area’s highest peak. It’s also close to Cwmcarn Forest, which has miles upon miles of mountain biking trails, and the chance to take in scenery on the Forest Drive. Pen-y-Fan Pond, a canal feeder reservoir, is also close by; with picnic spots, walking trails and places for fly fishing.
The town is close to some of South Wales’ most popular historical attractions, including Blaenavon Iron Works and Big Pit National Mining Museum. Newport Museum and Art Gallery explores the history and culture of the local area, while Caerphilly Castle - the first truly concentric castle in Britain - is within driving distance. Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is a heritage line popular with families of all ages.
For evening entertainment, the Congress Theatre is in Cwmbran and Newport is home to the Dolman Theatre and the Riverfront Arts Centre. The Newport Gwent Dragons, one of four professional Rugby Union teams in Wales, play at Rodney Parade Stadium.
Llantarnam benefits from higher education at the University of South Wales campus in Newport. It’s also within driving distance of Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.