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County - South Wales | Map
Tel code: 01495 | code search
Postcode: NP4 | code search
Population: 35000
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Birthplace of:
Joan Ruddock
Annabel Giles

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"Fantastic entertainment pub in Pontypool. They have all the top bands playing there both Tribute and Original bands can be seen. 3D TV as well, so you can enjoy your ..." More

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"absolutly fernominal night out,,pool & cheep beer,, Sex Pistols experience tribute band,, fcukin bonkers,,,great pub,,great hoast's,,cant wait 4the nxt night out,,

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Pontypool in Torfaen (pop.35, 000) is located on the A4042 between Newport and Abergavenny. There is an ancient legend that the town derives its name after local parson Dafydd ap Howell, wrestled the Devil for the right to build a bridge across the Afon Lwyd. He won and it’s said the town is named after him – more prosaically it’s likely to derive from the Welsh for “place of the pool.” One of the oldest industrial and once prosperous towns in South Wales, Pontypool’s fortunes were inextricably linked to those of the Hanbury Family who settled here in the 16th century and initiated the once important iron industry. They also created the American Gardens to provide work at a time of depression around the 1850’s. Unfortunately, the gardens have fallen into disrepair, but a scheme began in May 2005 to restore them and to create development opportunities for the local community. After a period in economic decline, Pontypool is undergoing much regeneration - Buildings are being refurbished, it has a new shopping centre and a fine leisure centre – located in Pontypool Park. Jazz In The Park - a weekend-long music festival, featuring headline acts alongside local artists is held each September.


Amgueddfa Pontypool Museum
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
Valley Inheritance Museum (The)


Premier Inn Pontypool *book online*
Travelodge Pontypool *book online*


Torfaen County Borough Council


Abersychan Dental Surgery
Wyecliff Dental Surgery


A C Pugh & Partners
Churchwood Surgery

Estate Agent

Cormack John
Davis & Sons
Halifax Property Services

Golf Club

Pontypool Golf Club
Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club


Pontypool Indoor Market

Performing Arts

Gemini School Of Dance

Pub and Bar

Forgehammer Inn
Hanbury Arms

Hog & Hosper
Horseshoe Inn
New Inn
White Hart


Town Bridge Tandoori
Yew Tree Italian Restaurant


Gemini School Of Dance
George Street Primary School
St Albans RC High School


Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt
Granville West


Gwent Cars

Sports Clubs

Abergavenny Road Club (Cycling)
Pontypool RCC (Cycling)


Pontypool Pet & Aqua Supplies
Pontypool Pet and Aqua Supplies


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The Twin Dragons Archery Range(Archery)
Pontypool Ski Centre(Snow Sports)


Places to Stay near Pontypool

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Premier Inn Pontypool (0.74 miles)

Premier Inn Pontypool
Ideally located within easy reach of Pontypool and New Inn train station, just 2 miles away. For shops and local amenities Newport town centre is also only 2 miles away. Our Pontypool Premier Inn has everything ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Pontypool (0.94 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Parkway Hotel (4.87 miles)

Parkway Hotel
All rates include full breakfast, complimentary wifi and free parking. The privately owned Best Western Parkway Hotel is set in 7.5 acres of gardens in Cwmbran near Newport in South Wales. This 4 star AA accredited luxury ... More | visit website
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The Newbridge Hotel (5.30 miles)

The Newbridge Hotel
The Newbridge Hotel has been in existance since 1898, and although the hotel ceased trading as a hotel some 40 years ago, the locals continued to refer to the premises as "The Hotel". Accommodation at ... More | visit website
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Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel (5.50 miles)

Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

The hotel offers relaxation and a high level of personal service and attention, all in a rural location in the lovely county of Monmouthshire overlooking the banks of the River Usk. The architecture of this beautiful ... More | visit website

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The Crosskeys Inn (5.75 miles)

The Crosskeys Inn
In the centre of the picturesque town of Usk in Monmouthshire, The Crosskeys Inn offers a traditional pub and a pleasant patio with tables and chairs. All rooms feature flat-screen Freeview TVs and free Wi-Fi. Full ... More | visit website
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Three Salmons Hotel (5.81 miles)

Three Salmons Hotel

The Three Salmons Hotel is a 17th Century Coaching Inn, located in the centre of the small historic market town of Usk, in the county of Monmouthshire, South Wales. The building has been a pub ... More | visit website

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Castle Inn (5.87 miles)

Castle Inn

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The Castle Inn is located in the Historic Town of Usk which is steeped in history, from the ruins of a Norman castle to the seventeenth century buildings that adorn ... More

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Castle Farm Luxury Eco B&B (5.87 miles)

Castle Farm Luxury Eco B&B
Castle Farm Usk has been recently refurbished to offer luxurious, country chique accommodation. The property is part of a working stud farm and equestrian centre set in 60 acres with stunning 360 views, thereby offering ... More | visit website
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Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa (6.25 miles)

Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa

Country House Hotel in the beautiful Welsh borderlands with full leisure facilities and full Clarins Spa and good food - all you need for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

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