Risca, Caerphilly, Wales

A view of Risca

The Gwyllgi

The Gwyllgi in Risca took the form of “a great Mastiff dog” which terrified a man walking home one night in the 1700’s. It followed him and then transformed into “a great fire”.


He was on the way home from the Alehouse though…


Visitor Information

Risca (Welsh: Rhisga) is a town in southeast Wales, within the Caerphilly County Borough and the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.

It is today part of the Newport conurbation (which as a whole has a population of 140,200), though it is not a Ward of Newport City Council.

Pictured is a vew of Risca courtesy of Jonathan Billinger. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.