Cwmgiedd is a small picturesque village just off the A4067 road twelve miles North of junction 45 on the M4 motorway. It was the setting for the second World war film "Silent Village" which recreated the war time tragedy of Lidice, a village just west of Prague in Czechoslovakia. In 1942 the Germans wiped the village of Lidice off the map, and later that same year film makers Humphrey Jenning and Viktor Fischl were sent to Cwmgiedd to recreate the tragedy on film for propaganda purposes. Cwmgiedd became Lidice and the local people were the cast.
The road into Cwmgiedd is a cul de sac and there is no through road for cars. The road ends in the lovely Giedd Forest where there are great walks along the river valleys that converge on Cwmgiedd village.