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Cwmbran Town Information

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Brecon and Monmouth Canal at Cwmbran - Photo © Roger Cornfoot
Brecon and Monmouth Canal at Cwmbran
Photo: Roger Cornfoot CCL

The administrative headquarters of Monmouthshire, this was created as a ‘new’ town in 1949 to provide employment for part of the South Wales coalfield. It takes in a number of older villages and is surrounded by hills that rise to more than 1,000 feet. South of the town stands a modern abbey on the site of a 12th century predecessor.