City Guide to Crickhowell

Thanks to Crickhowell's rural location, neatly sandwiched between Abergavenny and Breacon, the town is ideal for outdoor pursuits. Alongside the usual range of hotels you are spoilt for choice when it comes to campsites and bed and breakfast accommodation that caters for active visitors throughout the year.

Although the Green Man music festival at Glanusk Park swells the visitor numbers in August, during the rest of the year, you'll find a quintessential example of small town life in Powys and the southeast of Wales.

Shopping in Crickhowell

A quick browse around the high street will show you just how seriously Crickhowell values its local identity as most of the shops are independently owned and provide a wide range of locally sourced produce as well as very knowledgeable shop keepers.

Crickhowell is a fine example of a thriving rural town that’s full of character. If you're hoping to get kitted out to explore the surrounding area you'll find plenty of sports and outdoor stores that will be more than happy to help you on your journey.

Restaurants in Crickhowell

From pub grub and cider to bistros and champagne, there is a great assortment of restaurants and places to eat in Crickhowell with some stunning settings to enjoy whilst you tuck in.

There's nothing better after a good day's trek or stroll than a delicious plate of home cooked food and for hearty portions, log fires and fresh local produce you've certainly come to the right place.

Landmarks in Crickhowell

Wherever you turn in Powys you're reminded of the past: Crickhowell is certainly no exception to this. There are castles, canals and churches providing constant reminders of times gone by.

Llanthony Priory, the National Mining Museum and the World Heritage site of Blaenavon Ironworks all make for a fascinating trip down memory lane, especially when viewed against the backdrop of the stunning countryside.

Outdoor Activities in Crickhowell

No matter how fast or how slow you like to take your outdoor recreation, Crickhowell can accommodate you with its array of hiking, biking and pony trekking trails to help you keep active amongst the hillsides.

Aside from the choice of physical outdoor pursuits, Crickhowell is also home to a good range of art galleries and craft shops, which will no doubt inspire even the most reticent of artists to pick up a paintbrush or camera and make the most of the surrounding scenery. 

Nature in Crickhowell

Nature reserves provide some excellent opportunities to view indigenous wildlife in its natural woodland or hillside habitat. 

Of course, for many, the natural world of southeast Wales starts and ends with the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, and it will come as no surprise that these landscapes dominate the region and they will form much more than an evening's worth of enjoyable conversation.

Essential Crickhowell 

Crickhowell is a small, yet charming, town in Powys with a proud independent spirit that is still always typified by a very warm welcome. Anyone interested in exploring and getting outdoors will be in their absolute element but artists, musicians and authors are also amongst those coming back for an inspirational taste of the good life.

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