Choose Blackwood

Blackwood Town Centre is the second largest town in the County Borough and offers diverse retail and business opportunities in one of the widest high streets in the South Wales Valleys.

Blackwood is easily accessible by bus and car, with parking available in a number of convenient locations across the town centre.  Blackwood offers excellent connectivity to major transport routes, located just 25 minutes from the M4 and with easy access to the A465 Heads of the Valley Road and the A40/M50 routes to the West Midlands.  The construction of the award-winning Interchange Bus Station has also increased the accessibility of the town to people from the surrounding area and offers enhanced connectivity to major cities such as Newport and Cardiff. 

Visit our transport and parking section which includes bus, train and taxi information and details of car parks available in Blackwood.

This former mining town is steeped in Chartist history and offers a wide range of independent retailers interspersed with familiar household names.  The town centre is also home to the iconic Blackwood Miners Institute, together with the popular independent Maxime Cinema, Blackwood Little Theatre and the Studio 54 performing arts group.  The Market Place located in the centre of town hosts an outdoor market every Tuesday and Friday, offering a wide selection of goods from local traders.  Blackwood Gate Retail Park and Blackwood Retail Park are also located on the outskirts of the town centre, hosting a range of national retailers, supermarkets and food outlets, with many of these stores offering late-night shopping opportunities. 

Blackwood Town Council actively supports many of the town's initiatives, together with CCBC’s programme of events held across the town centre throughout the year, including the Blackwood Beach Party and Blackwood Spring and Winter Fairs.

Details of the Council’s events programme can be found on the Visit Caerphilly website. 

The surrounding area offers a number of recreational and leisure activities, including swimming pools and fitness classes at Cefn Fforest Leisure Centre and Newbridge Leisure Centre and outdoor activities at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. Visitors to the area can stretch their legs at Pen-y-Fan Pond or take in the spectacular scenery across the Sirhowy Valley Country Park.

Free Wi-Fi has recently been rolled out across the town centre, with visitors able to connect via the ‘FreeCCBCWifi’ network.  Funding has also been secured for Blackwood as part of the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Placemaking programme, which will be allocated towards making improvements to public spaces within the town.

Smart Town App - Launch date 18 May 2023

Blackwood is a Smart Town.  Download the VZTA Smart Towns App to explore Blackwood from the palm of your hand and discover what the town has to offer! From shopping, business and product information to finding the perfect gift or place to eat, things to see and places to go, VZTA brings Blackwood together and makes it quick and easy for you to find and explore.

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Town Centre Management Team

If you would like to discuss business opportunities in Blackwood Town Centre, please contact the Town Centre Management Team.

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