The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Cwmbran

Here is everything you need to know about Cwmbran, use the list below to jump between the relevant sections!

Cwmbran insights
Cwmbran’s population
House price’s in Cwmbran
Is Cwmbran a nice place to live?
Is Cwmbran safe?
Cwmbran History and Landmarks
Eating and drinking in Cwmbran
Shopping in Cwmbran
Hotels in Cwmbran
Top 10 things to do in Cwmbran
Need a Locksmith in Cwmbran?

Cwmbran Insights

Cwmbran is a town in Torfaen South Wales, located in the boundaries of Monmouthshire. In 1949 it was designated as a new town to provide new employment in the south eastern part of the South Wales Coalfield. Cwmbran is the sixth largest urban area in Wales. The surrounding area has a hilly aspect to the west and north. The Afon Llwyd forms the major river valley.

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Cwmbran Population

The population of Cwmbran is currently estimated at 48,535.


House Prices in Cwmbran

For a property in Cwmbran you will pay an average if £181,815, this has risen 0.77% since March 2021, but is actually a fall of 2.20% from June 2020.

  • Flats sell for an average of £99,403
  • Terraced houses sell for, on average, £131,272
  • Semi detached houses sell for £180,511 on average
  • A detached house sells for an average of £305,907

This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.


Is Cwmbran a Nice Place to Live?

Cwmbran is famous for its free parking, that’s right all parking in the town centre is free! It’s a relatively new town, established in the 1940s. It’s one of the largest urban areas in Wales. There is a good shopping quarter. You’ll find a large selection of supermarkets that are generally within walking distance of each other. There are also plenty of places for you to eat, drink and socialise.


Is Cwmbran a Safe Place to Live?

In 2021, 79 crimes were recorded within half a mile of the centre of Cwmbran. 18 of these were anti-social behaviour and there were 20 reports of violent and sexual offenses. These are about average for a town this size.


History and Landmarks

Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenmeadow Community Farm has been a working farm for over 250 years. However, it opens its doors for guests to visit the 120 acres of land which features a wide range of pedigree and rare animals that you can meet up close. Greenmeadow is a true community farm, they work closely with the local community and welcome visitors from far and wide. There is a lovely farm café that offers a good selection of kid’s treats and homemade specials. This is a great place to visit with the family.


Eating and Drinking in Cwmbran

The Lower New Inn

Originally a coaching inn built over 300 years ago, The Lower New Inn was originally called The New Inn. In recent years the old coaching inn has been taken over by Dayne Watkins & Curtis Lewis, who has created a one-of-a-kind experience and has tried to be different to other pubs in the area. All the produce they use is locally sourced and they pride themselves in offering a warm Welsh Welcome.


Pages Fish and Chips

Started by Jon Page’s grandfather is 1949, he exchanged his home for this small fish and chip bar. This turned out to be the best decision and the family have been happily serving the local community fish and chips ever since. Run by the family for over 3 generations, the bar is run by longstanding and experienced staff. You won’t find better fish and chips in Cwmbran.



Trio’s is a traditional tea shop that offers a range of home-made cakes and desserts, as well as light lunches and hot and cold drinks. There is a large indoor seating area as well as an outdoor tea garden. All their tea is served in traditional bone China cups and saucers, so this is one for the traditionalists. The menu includes; jacket potatoes, toasties, omelettes and even burgers, so make sure you check this place out.


Shopping in Cwmbran

A shopping centre named Cwmbran Centre offer up a large range of shops all in one place. You’ll find designer shops as well as High street favourites such as; Primark, House of Fraser, Jack & Jones, New Look and River Island. There’s also a good selection of kids shops such as The Entertainer, Pep&Co and Pretty Miss.


Hotels in Cwmbran

The Parkway Hotel &

This hotel provides a good mix of convenience and comfort and offers a family friendly place for you to rest your head. Greenmeadow Farm is less than 2 miles away, which makes this ideal if you are planning to visit. There are flat screen televisions in every room, as well as air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There is 24 hour front desk service and room service as well as a swimming pool you can enjoy. You will also find an on-site restaurant during your stay and there is free parking throughout.


Premier Inn Cwmbran Hotel 

What you see is what you get at a Premier Inn, so you can expect a basic room with a comfortable bed. It’s just 10 minutes off the M4, which means its super convenient for those travelling. There are lots of local amenities 20mins away, such as a golf course and the speedway. There is an on-site restaurant where you can find tasty food for a good price.


Top 10 Things to do in Cwmbran

  1. Cwmbran Boating Lake
  2. Greenmeadow Community Farm
  3. Cwmbran Centre
  4. Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
  5. All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary
  6. Llanyrafon Manor
  7. Congress Theatre
  8. Henllys Local Nature Reserve
  9. Cheeky Monkey’s
  10. Cwmbran Stadium

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