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The local area guide to living in Crumlin

Crumlin is a small town situated in the county borough of Caerphilly, in south Wales, and is only 22 miles away from Cardiff. The Crumlin Viaduct used to be a permanent fixture in the town, and featured in the film Arabesque, starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. It was the highest viaduct in the whole of Great Britain, but it was eventually demolished due to its deterioration.

Caerphilly Castle is the 2nd largest castle in Great Britain, and was created by Gilbert de Clare during the 13th century. It is well renown for its concentric castle defences, large gatehouses and for being surrounded by large artificial lakes that were described as “the most elaborate water defences in all Britain”. It famously featured in Merlin, a BBC TV series.

About an hours drive away from Crumlin, The Crymlyn Bog can be found, which is a nature reserve that has the largest proportion of lowland fen in all of Wales. This destination is popular with nature enthusiasts, as there is a huge variety of different plants and swamps, as well as birds who take their refuge there.

Information about the local residents

There are about 5,947 people living in the town of Crumlin. In the wider area of Caerphilly, there are 178,806 residents. The most common age group in Caerphilly is 45-59 years old which stands at 20%, followed by 30-44 years old, and 65-74 years old at 9.3%. The county borough is predominantly white at 98.4%, followed by mixed at 0.6%, and Asian at 0.5%.

The most common type of accommodation in Caerphilly is semi-detached house at 39.2%, followed by terraced house at 36.1%, and detached house is at 16.1%. 69.6% are classed as owner occupied, 14.1% rent from a local authority, while 10.7% rent from a private landlord or letting agency. Surprisingly, 83.9% of the population have no knowledge of Welsh, while 8.5% speak, read and write Welsh, 3% understand spoken Welsh only, and 1.7% speak but cannot read or write Welsh.

Nearby schools

For primary education, the schools that serve the area and local community would include Pantside Primary School, Crumlin High Level Primary, Sofrydd Primary School and Tynewydd Primary School. St Alban's RC High School, Oakdale Comprehensive School and Cwmbran High School are the best choices when it comes to secondary schooling. The University of South Wales is only 20 miles away from Crumlin, and has a number of different courses available to prospective students.

Getting around

The bus services in Crumlin are highly used and reliable, and allow users to get to locations such as Newbridge, Blackwood, Pantside, Ystrad Mynach and Abertillery. Since the Crumlin Viaduct was demolished, there has been no railway services in the town, but there is one in Newbridge, which is less than a mile away. From Newbridge, there are trains that go to Cardiff, which is only a 30 minute journey. Cardiff is also where you can find the closest airport.

Local shops

The most popular shopping destination for Crumlin residents is Blackwood shopping centre, which is just 4.6 miles away, where you can find shops such as Poundland, Super Drug and Iceland, as well as a few other independent retailers. There is also a Nisa in Crumlin, which is handy for grocery and food shopping.

For drinks, The Patriot is an atmospheric venue that hosts live bands each week, with a very affordable drink list. For those who like to play a bit of pool, Wexa Sports has a few tables, as well as a selection of fine ales and lager.

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