Blackwood is a busy town in Gwent in South Wales, 7 miles from Caerphilly. Its Welsh name is Coed - Duon.
It is set beside the River Sirhowy in one of the many valleys that make up this part of Wales, and have a long industrial heritage.
The Stuart Crystal Glassworks at Aberbargoed run popular factory tours.
A few miles to the North is the road known as the Heads of the Valleys.