Caldicot

Caldicot is a small town in Monmouthshire. A pleasant enough dormitory town, but there's little here for the visitor except the castle.

Get in

By car

Accessible from the M4. Equally placed between both of the Severn Bridges, but be careful as the convenient M48 linking them doesn't have a turn-off for Caldicot.

By train

There is a train station on the line between Newport and Gloucester, including services to Chepstow. The number of trains passing is quite high, the number that stop is rather fewer.

Caldicot is close to the even smaller village of Rogiet, which does however contain Severn Tunnel Junction railway station. This also serves the line to Bristol, Bath, England and even London. It's often quicker to walk the mile between them than to wait at Caldicot.

By bus

Caldicot has many bus stops on the X73 route from Newport.

Get around

Walk

See

Buy

A modest town centre, becoming increasingly depleted by empty shops and high rents. Functional for locals, but not a shopping destination of choice. A well-stocked, albeit somewhat bemused, branch of Waitrose arrived here a few years ago.

Caldicot has an open air market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Eat

Take-aways and a couple of cafes, but nowhere you'd take a date.

Drink

Caldicot is famous for its pubs and the populace's love of drink. Despite this, many are now closed and boarded, same as most other UK towns.

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