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Crickhowell
Travel Guide

Crickhowell featuring street scenes

Thanks to Crickhowell's rural location, neatly sandwiched between Abergavennyand 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 CrickhowellA 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.

Crickhowellis 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 CrickhowellFrom 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 CrickhowellWherever 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 CrickhowellNo 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 CrickhowellNature 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 Crickhowellis 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.

The Old Rectory Country Hotel
The Old Rectory Country Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Old Rectory Hotel, Crickhowell, Wales
The price is £99 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Situated in Crickhowell, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, St Mary's Priory Church and Borough Theatre. Abergavenny Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (135 reviews)
"Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. Food in the restaurant was lovely, and there's a pleasant walk to Crickhowell."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

The Old Rectory Country Hotel
The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell
The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell
3 out of 5
High Street, Crickhowell, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £129 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Situated in the shopping district, this historic hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, St Mary's Priory Church and Borough Theatre. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (77 reviews)
"Good dinner menu, and friendly staff and good atmosphere."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2021

The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell
Dragon Inn Crickhowell
Dragon Inn Crickhowell
4 out of 5
47 High Street, Crickhowell, Wales
The price is £99 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Situated in Crickhowell, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, Abergavenny Museum and Castle and St Mary's Priory Church. Borough ...
4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)
Pleasant hotel In the centre of town.
"Pleasant hotel in the centre of the town. Good parking and gardens. Room was quite small and in the eaves so beams were a challenge. COVID secure procedures were being followed but service was very good and staff were wearing PPE. Food was excellent."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Dragon Inn Crickhowell
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2 Mill Street - 4 Star Graded Holiday Cottage in Crickhowell in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park
2 Mill Street - 4 Star Graded Holiday Cottage in Crickhowell in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park
2 Mill St, Crickhowell, WLS
Situated on the riverfront, this romantic holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, St Mary's Priory Church and Abergavenny Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Short break in an are we love.
"The accomodation was excellent. Well appointed and with good facilities. It is a short walk from the village and the start of a number of walks. It is very nice to be able to park your car and have a break from driving."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

2 Mill Street - 4 Star Graded Holiday Cottage in Crickhowell in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Vintage Holiday Home in Crickhowell With Garden
Vintage Holiday Home in Crickhowell With Garden
3 out of 5
Llangattock, Crickhowell, Crickhowell, Wales
Situated in Crickhowell, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, St Mary's Priory Church and Borough Theatre. Abergavenny ...
Vintage Holiday Home in Crickhowell With Garden
1 Owens Row
1 Owens Row
3.5 out of 5
1 Owens Row Llangattock, Crickhowell, Wales
Situated in Crickhowell, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of St Mary's Priory Church, Borough Theatre and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Blaenavon Ironworks ...
1 Owens Row
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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