Cheap Hotels in Crickhowell
Get away from it all at this hotel high on the side of the Black Mountains, overlooking the Usk Valley and the surrounding hills. Good food, warm hospitality and excellent facilities await those looking for a welcoming place to escape to. Relax and unwind in a fully equipped gym and indoor pool, or dine in the restaurant which uses fresh ingredients from their own farm. Out of doors, make the most of this hotel's location in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and go walking on one of the many public pathways. Visit the market towns of Crickhowell and Abergavenny or hike, climb or ride amidst the beautiful countryside. Take in the spectacular views both on your outings and from the hotel.
Situated in a spectacular position above the River Usk, this charming country house hotel offers log fires, a sunny terrace, locally sourced food and plenty of walking routes. Placed between the 2 market towns of Abergavenny and Brecon in the valley of the River Usk, this family-run establishment sits just south of the A40. Set in the middle of the Brecon Beacon's National Park, the hotel has a stunning location, with spectacular views of its own grounds and the River Usk. With delicious cuisine and friendly, efficient service Gliffaes is the ideal base for exploring the magical Brecon Beacons National Park and walking through the countryside and surrounding hills. You may wish for nothing more than a lazy lunch in the sunny conservatory with a bottle of wine, followed by a walk along the river and afternoon tea. Then, round off the day with a drink by the fire.
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Hotels in Crickhowell
The perfect base for an activity holiday, Crickhowell offers hiking, cycling, pony trekking, canoeing, rock climbing, caving and more.
Crickhowell is a pretty little Welsh town situated to the east of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is the perfect spot from which to visit the Black Mountains and we have a range of Crickhowell hotels.
The town's name is taken from the nearby Iron Age hill fort of Crug Hywel above the town; the Welsh name was semi-anglicised by map-makers and local English-speaking people. The name Crug Hywel actually means Howell's Fort. The hill can be visited at the edge of the Black Mountains today and has a clearly visible earth and stone ditch and rampart.
In 1121, Crickhowell Castle, initially a Motte and Bailey castle, was built by Robert Turberville of the family of Norman Lords, at this time a tenant of Bernard de Neufmarche. Today though, Crickhowell is predominantly a tourist town with the busiest time being the summer months.
Visitors may like to visit the castle or one of the many surrounding nature reserves. Here a series of pleasant walks can be enjoyed surrounded by beautiful countryside and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
One of the many reasons for visiting the area is the abundance of outdoor activities. Hike or cycle across one of the many varied trails of the Brecon Beacons, famous for being the area where the SAS perform their endurance training.
Tap into your inner cowboy on a pony trek – there are various riding centres in the area where beginners and experienced riders can take a horse on a trail ride or trek across the Beacons.
For a change of pace, why not hire a narrow boat for a few days and cruise along the Monmouthshire or Brecon canals. Or rent a canoe and see the area from a different perspective as you cruise downriver.
Food and drink
Whether it be traditional pub food, á la carte menus or a quick and easy take away, there is plenty to offer in the way of food in Crickhowell. Many of the restaurants use fresh Welsh produce in their menu as well.
Try Peterstone Court for a relaxing meal in the restaurant or sample delicious locally sourced food at the famous Bear Hotel in the atmospheric bars or dining rooms. The Beaufort offers bar meals, a restaurant and beer garden in the heart of the town and serves food all day.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Crickhowell
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Crickhowell?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Crickhowell are The Manor Hotel and Gliffaes Country House Hotel.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Crickhowell?The lowest price for a double room in Crickhowell is £105.
What are the best hotels in Crickhowell near the center?If you want to stay near the center of Crickhowell, you can consider staying at The Manor Hotel and Gliffaes Country House Hotel.
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