The Brecon Beacons

Llangattock and Crickhowell lie in the Usk valley between the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

Llangattock is a pretty village, with narrow alleyways, a 11th century church, village pub and hotel with 9 hole golf course. The village was recently voted the 'UK's greenest village'.

Across the river is the charming Georgian market town of Crickhowell, renowned for its high-quality shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and cafés. The town is known as a jewel in the crown of the Brecon Beacons National Park and a hub for many outdoor activities.


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Within 30 minutes from Llangattock you can be:

  • In the walking & mountain biking hubs of Crickhowell, Brecon, Talgarth or Talybont.
  • Rowing or sailing on Llangorse lake or climbing at Llangorse climbing centre.
  • Fishing on the Usk, Llangorse lake, Talybont Reservoir or Pontiscill reservoir
  • Cycling on roads used for national championships including the Tumble/Iron Mountain
  • Cycling on Sustrans routes, along the canal or up quiet, beautiful valleys.
  • Exploring the market towns of Abergavenny, Brecon, Talgarth and Crickhowell.
  • Exploring Tretower Castle, Raglan Castle, Abergavenny Castle or Llanthony Abbey
  • Visiting Big Pit on Blaenavon World Heritage Site,
  • Visiting Goytre Wharf and the many heritage features of the Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal.
  • Riding the Brecon Mountain Railway
  • Horse riding or Pony Treking from local stables
  • Visiting numerous excellent country pubs at Crickhowell, Llangynidr, Llangenny, Llanbedr, Llantony, Llangorse, Felin Fach, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llanddewi Skirrid, and many more.
  • Caving at Llangattock Mountain or Cyldach Gorge
  • Gliding at Black Mountains Gliding Club or Hang Gliding/Paragliding on The Blorenge.
  • Playing Golf at The Old Rectory, Wernddu, Monmouthshire, Cradoc or Brecon Golf Clubs
  • Playing Tennis at Crickhowell
  • Bird watching for 50+ species including Red Kites, Peregrine Falcons and Sparrow hawks
  • Watching for bats in Craig y Cilliau National Nature Reserve (lesser horseshoe, Brandt's, whiskered, Daubenton's, Natterer's, brown long-eared and greater horseshoe bats).
  • Photographing rare plants in the Craig y Cilliau National Nature Reserve (on Llangattock Mountain).
  • Picnicing in the garden at Neuadd Cottages.

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