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BEST WESTERN Pontypool Metro

Lower Mill Field, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0XB

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Wales) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Quality Award
Metro hotel. Offers a full service with the exception of dinner but is close to city centre restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (60 spaces)
  • Bars
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

Although we don't have a restaurant on site, we do serve limited meals in our multi-purpose area on the ground floor, at Reception. Main meals are from £8.50 each, and are available Monday to Thursday, from 7pm - 9pm. We'll happily cook outside these hours if requested.

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Pontypool Metro, Pontypool

Fireworks Extravaganza

The annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Pontypool Park celebrates Guy Fawkes Night with a fireworks display synchronised to music. There are free glowsticks for children. Arrive early to get a good spot.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

National Roman Legion Museum

Wales was the Roman Empire's furthest outpost and Caerleon fortress, built in AD 75, guarded the region for more than two centuries. The National Roman Legion Museum explores the formidable Roman force, how they lived, fought, worshipped and died.

Available : Daily

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, is a real coal mine and Britain's best mining museum. Visitors can journey 300 feet underground to experience life at the coal face. For the less adventurous, there's a multimedia tour and exhibitions.

Available : Daily

The Riverfront

Even the 21st-century building that houses The Riverfront is a work of art. You will find everything from comedy to opera workshops at Newport's modern waterfront arts centre and theatre. Don't miss the free gallery of photography, art and design.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Season - Magners League

Rugby Union side Newport Gwent Dragons welcome Magners League teams to their Rodney Parade stadium for the 2011/2012season. Please visit the club's website for full details of all fixtures.

Available : Sep 2012 - May 2013 (annual)

Wales Open

Newport's Celtic Manor Hotel & Country Club hosts the Wales Open, one of the golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. The spectacular new Twenty Ten course provides a stiff challenge for competitors, and excellent facilities for spectators.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

Enjoy national art exhibitions or trace Newport's colourful history via archaeology, art and natural history at the Newport Museum and Art Gallery. Collections include an insight into the building of the city's Transporter Bridge and artefacts from 250,000BC.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Welsh Open Snooker Championships

Top international snooker players assemble at the Newport Centre to contest the Welsh Open Snooker Championships. Defending champion John Higgins has competition for his crown from the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan, Neil Robertson and Welsh ace Mark Williams.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

St Woolos Cathedral

Attaining cathedral status in 1949, the site of the historic St Woolos Cathedral has been a place of worship since the 6th century. Retaining many original features, this "old Welsh dragon" overlooks Newport town centre from high on Stow Hill.

Available : Daily

Newport Medieval Ship

Discovered in 2002 on the banks of the river Usk, the well-preserved remains of this 15th-century merchant vessel have put Newport on the archaeological map. Conservation work open days reveal fascinating secrets about nautical life in the Age of Discovery.

Available : Daily

Newport Transporter Bridge

Newport's massive Transporter Bridge looms over the city's skyline and is one of only eight "aerial ferries" in the world. Emblematic of Newport since its construction in 1906, it also has the distinction of being a Grade 1-listed structure.

Available : Daily

Tredegar House

Set in 90 acres of magnificent grounds, Newport's Tredegar House was the ancestral home of local bigwigs the Morgan family. Stroll through park and woodlands all year round, or tour the 17th-century mansion between Easter and the end of September.

Available : Daily

Abergavenny Food Festival

The Abergavenny Food Festival is a highlight of the Welsh culinary calendar. The event offers visitors tasting opportunities, cooking demonstrations, and a chance to talk to famous foodies and established and up-and-coming chefs and authors.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

River of Light Lantern Parade

The River of Light Lantern Parade in Caerphilly features twinkling lanterns created by local schools and community groups. Samba drummers, street bands and dancers parade through the town to Caerphilly Castle for a fireworks finale.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

The Big Cheese

Caerphilly celebrates its world-renowned cheese and a whole lot more with the Big Cheese summer festival. The weekend extravaganza at the Owain Glyndwr Playing Field presents music, dance and street entertainment portraying the heritage and culture of the area.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Proms in the Park - Caerphilly

Taking the famous Last Night of the Proms celebrations across the nation, Proms in the Park comes for the first time to Caerphilly. Join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields beneath Caerphilly Castle.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Green Man Festival

The Green Man Festival takes place in the verdant rolling parkland of the Glanusk Park Estate in the Usk Valley, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The event consistently presents an eclectic and impressive line-up.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales, originally founded in 1131 by Walter de Clare and added to and updated in every century until its dissolution in 1536. Thankfully for its preservation, its history was relatively uneventful and it suffered little in the Welsh uprisings of the medieval period.

Available : Daily

Welsh National

Chepstow Racecourse annually hosts the Welsh National, the biggest and richest race meeting of the year. The track is popular with racegoers especially for this Christmas season racing calendar highlight.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Castell Coch

Castell Coch is Cardiff's very own fairytale castle, nestling in the woods on the outskirts of the city, complete with turrets and round towers. Take a tour of the elaborate interiors of this 19th-century castle, built on medieval foundations.

Available : Daily


Attached to Cardiff's Sandringham Hotel, CaféJazz offers a reasonably priced bar menu. In the smarter restaurant section, diners can enjoy dishes such as pan-fried lamb chops and duck à l'orange. There are live jazz performances five nights a week.

Available : Daily

National Museum Cardiff

The National Museum Cardiff, set in pleasant surroundings in the city centre, is unusual in that it focuses on both art and science. See works by world-renowned artists (particularly the Impressionists), and explore the history and natural history of Wales.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Winter Wonderland

Every winter the lawn in front of Cardiff City Hall is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland skating rink. A heated terrace overlooks the ice and a free entertainment programme celebrates the festive season.

Available : Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

Capitol Shopping

Located in central Cardiff, the Capitol Shopping centre is an all-day experience with a range of high-street brands under one roof. Along with fashion favourites like Hobbs and H&M, there are a range of restaurants to keep you going.

Available : Daily

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger in Cardiff city centre boasts a restaurant, four bars and a club. With the stylish venue spread over two floors, the club occupies the upper level where DJs spin dance tunes on the decks.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Glamorgan Dragons

The Friends Provident T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Glamorgan Dragons play their home games at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Llandaff Cathedral

Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral is a prime attraction for both worshippers and visitors. Take the woodland path from Llandaff Green to the cathedral, and see its 13th-century Chapter House and Jacob Epstein's 20th-century Christ in Majesty sculpture.

Available : Daily

Owain Glyndwr

This Cardiff pub named after medieval leader Owain Glyndwr stands on the site of an 18th-century alehouse. Enjoy cask ales in the old-fashioned bar or food in the modern lounge-dining room, where there's a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Available : Daily

Cardiff Castle

An iconic Welsh landmark, Cardiff Castle bursts with history from the Romans to the Normans and beyond. Learn about these extraordinary episodes from the exhibition and film in the Interpretation Centre, before joining a guided tour of the Castle Apartments.

Available : Daily

Great British Cheese Festival

Sniff and nibble more than 450 different cheeses of all flavours, shapes and sizes at Britain's biggest cheese market. The Great British Cheese Festival takes place each year at Cardiff Castle and heralds the British Cheese Awards.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Grand Medieval Melee

Travel back in time during the Medieval Melee at Cardiff Castle. Stroll around the Castle Green encampment and enter a world of sword fighting, archery and field games. Dress up in authentic costumes or armour before honing your archery skills.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Castle Open Air Theatre

As part of the Cardiff Festival, Cardiff Castle Open Air Theatre presents performances of Shakespeare's masterpieces in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. This year's production is the bard's last play, his poignant farewell to the stage, The Tempest.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival

The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is the premier real-ale event in Wales. The festival aims to present beers from all 35 Welsh real-ale breweries and others from across the UK.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Castle Welsh Crafts

Pick up traditional and contemporary Welsh souvenirs at Cardiff's knick-knack-filled Castle Welsh Crafts shop. Wooden lovespoons, Celtic jewellery, stuffed toys and T-shirts are just some of the items on show, along with a variety of local food products.

Available : Daily

The Goat Major

Just across the road from Cardiff Castle, the Goat Major is a traditional ale-and-pies pub, filled with dark wood furnishings. Named after the mascot of the Royal 41st Regiment of Wales, it is popular with both tourists and office workers.

Available : Daily

Cardiff Festival

The Cardiff Festival offers a programme of outstanding events each summer featuring the best in street theatre, live music, family entertainment, funfairs and drama. Events take place each weekend at venues all over the city and are mostly free.

Available : Jun - Sep 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Half Marathon

The fast, flat and scenic route of the Cardiff Half Marathon makes it one of the UK's most popular long-distance races. The route heads past Cardiff Castle, the Welsh Assembly and the Millennium Stadium before finishing outside Cardiff City Hall.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Comedy Festival

The Cardiff Comedy Festival showcases top class comedy at venues across the city including a finale at St David's Hall. The programme features Edinburgh Festival previews, an up-and-coming Welsh acts competition, youth stand-up workshops and Welsh language gigs.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Cardiff Mile

As part of Sport Relief, the Cardiff Mile sees thousands of people running around Cardiff to the finish line at Roald Dahl Plass, in sight of Cardiff Bay. All ages and abilities can take part to raise money for charity.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Hobo's Vintage Clothing

If you're a retro-clothes lover, then Cardiff's Hobo's Vintage Clothing is just the place. Rummage for the perfect pair of velvet loons, snazzy hotpants, a paisley shirt, Beatle boots or psychedelic Sixties or Seventies fashions.

Available : Daily

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BEST WESTERN Pontypool Metro
Lower Mill Field
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