Cwmcarn trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +


Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  South Wales  /  Blaenau Gwent  /  Cwmcarn
(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: nature
Cwmcarn is a village situated in the Ebbw valley in south Wales, in the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It grew with 19th-century coal mining, but is now known for its extensive mature forestry and greenery, that attract thousands of visitors and mountain biking enthusiasts each year.Pre-industrial historySignificant settlement at Cwmcarn came with Bronze Age migration of local tribes from the Gwent levels to the uplands of Mynydd y Grug, Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Maen (Twmbarlwm) and led to a later Iron Age (900 - 55 BC) hillfort to be constructed by the Silures on Twmbarlwm.Roman forces took control of most of what became the Roman province of Britannia Superior in 43 AD but then took a further 25 years to gain control of the present day South Wales valleys. Roman control remained established until full scale withdrawal in the 5th century AD when the Kingdoms of Gwent and Glywysing were established. Gwent was defined as the land between the River Usk and the River Wye and Glywysing, the land between the River Usk and the River Tawe. Cwmcarn, located where the Carn and Ebbw river valleys meet, being situated within the Welsh Kingdom of Glywysing.
Make the most of your holiday in Cwmcarn by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United Kingdom (UK) holiday planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cwmcarn

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Cwmcarn
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, trails, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, parks, outdoors
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, adventure, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News