*NOTE* This was our April Fool’s Day story for 2020
Cwmbran’s crazy number of roundabouts have been officially accepted as a Guinness World Record.
An eagle-eyed resident from Two Locks spotted a category in the famous book for ‘Number of roundabouts per square kilometre’.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, holds the record for the town with the most number of roundabouts with 130. The town is 89 sq km giving it an average number per sq km of 1.46.
Brian Dougal, from The Circle, contacted Guinness World Records after working out that his hometown has 33 squeezed into an area just 12 sq km.
Cwmbran has taken the crown from Milton Keynes after Mr Dougal calculated there are 2.75 roundabouts per sq km.
He said: “Driving around in circles in our town can be a headache. But at least we can enjoy getting dizzy knowing that there is nowhere else in the world like Cwmbran.
“I was thinking something like:
We heard that a world record was held by Milton KeynesBut when Cwmbran smashed it, there were some crazy scenesWith 2.75 roundabouts per square kilometreThere is no other town that comes any closer
“My head was spinning when I opened the letter confirming Cwmbran now holds a world record. It felt like I had driven from my house to town and back, going around the eight roundabouts.”