Risca is situated in south-east Wales, within the Caerphilly County Borough and the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. Risca has a rural aspect and is surrounded to the east and west by several extensively wooded hills including Mynydd Machen and Twmbarlwm which attract tourists for the hillwalking and mountain bikers to Cwmcarn Forest Drive.
The town is served by Risca and Pontymister railway station which is served by direct trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.
The community comprehensive school is located in the town where there are approximately 500 pupils who attend. It is located on the same site as the leisure centre which provides a swimming pool, health and fitness suite, squash courts, sports hall, dance studio amongst other facilities.
Risca United F.C. play in the Welsh Football League Division One and Risca RFC (The Cuckoos) play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division 3 East, at Stores Field, Risca. There is also a very active mini-rugby and junior section for members aged 6 - 16.
Risca even has an award-winning male voice choir, has weekly practice sessions and welcomes all newcomers.
A few notable landmarks and buildings are the Iron Age hill fort at Twmbarlwm, The Welsh Oak pub on the outskirts of Pontymister, a meeting place for The Chartists during the Newport Rising of 1839. The park 'Tredegar Grounds' was donated to the people of Risca in 1897 by Lord Tredegar to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
With years of experience, we have met many people who we have let and sold property for, provided mortgages and insurance to, and general property help and advice, here is what a few of them have to say about the service they have received from Robert Holder Estate Agents.
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