What to do
There are lots of things to do in and around our campsite, so whether you have come to relax, explore or learn about the local history, you can be sure to find something ideal for your holiday.
To help you plan your perfect trip, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular activities. We’ve also provided links for you to get more information on each one.
When you arrive at our site, we will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, suggest more activities, and offer advice. So, feel free to come and say hello at any time.
More information about events in Crickhowell can be found on the Visit Crickhowell Website.
Crickhowell High Street brings back memories of a long-lost era when all high streets reflected the character of their town and had their own identity.
It’s one of the few shopping streets left in the country where local businesses sell local produce. You won’t find any chain stores here, every business is independent and unique.
Here you will be welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable shopkeepers who take real pride in what they sell.
This has been promoted with the launch of Totally Locally Crickhowell. Totally Locally Crickhowell developed from CRiC’s Tourism Group, Crickhowell & Black Mountains (CBMT), who wished to collectively do something to boost the local economy and promote the town’s independent shops and businesses.
Crickhowell is very lucky to not have any empty shops on the high street, and with the help of the local community and visitors, we plan to keep it that way!
There are lots of wonderful places to eat in Crickhowell to cover whatever you fancy. Locally produced by people that care, experience the food of Crickhowell while you are here. Whether you are looking for traditional pub food, an a la carte restaurant or something to take away there is something for you here in Crickhowell.
The local area boasts a range of events large and small and which are noted on national and international calendars. There are many community groups, organisations, amateur societies and sports teams which meet regularly in and around Crickhowell and hold local events. Details of such events can be found via the link below.
Crickhowell is one of the five main hubs of cycling in the Brecon Beacons.
Dedicated biking maps and routes can be found at the Visit Crickhowell Tourism Office.
Those who like a challenge might want to try two particularly note-worthy routes, which are featured in Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Llangynidr Mountian comes in at number 94, while The Tumble sneaks in at 97.
Walking and Hiking
Arguably the best way to see any place is walking, and Crickhowell is no different. There are countless walking trails and paths to get your feet into, including those of the Brecon Beacons and the iconic Table Mountain, the latter of which provides breath-taking views of the Usk valley.
In addition, why not try the Table Mountain Challenge? Ask on site for your chance to win a 3 night stay.
If you fancy something more relaxing, there is a picturesque canal that runs right past the site. Finished in 1799, the 11-mile canal was originally built to carry coal and iron to Newport, now it’s a lovely walk to be enjoyed by all.
Local Festivals and Tourist Attractions
The local area boasts a range of events large and small, many of which are noted on national and international calendars.
In addition, there are many community groups, organisations, amateur societies, and sports teams that meet regularly in and around Crickhowell and hold local events.
Details of such events can be found via the link below.
For more information on each event pop into the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre or give us a call.
WYE VALLEY FALCONRY | www.wyevalleyfalconry.co.uk
CRICKHOWELL WALKING FESTIVAL | www.crickhowellfestival.com.
THE ROYAL WELSH SHOW | The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society annual event
BRECON JAZZ | Tickets required so book early
HAY FESTIVAL | Famous literary festival in Brecon Beacons National Park
ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL | Abergavenny Food Festival is the biggest and best-loved food festival in Wales.
MONMOUTH SHOW | Held on the last Thursday in August. Enjoy a taste of farming and the countryside
TRETOWER COURT AND CASTLE | Tretower Court is a medieval fortified manor house situated in the village of Tretower
BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY | Running from Pant near Merthyr Tydfil along the full length of the Pontsticill Reservoir to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons
BIG PIT NATIONAL MINING MUSEUM OF WALES | The Real Underground Experience – Big Pit National Coal Museum
NATIONAL SHOWCAVES OF WALES | Go underground and discover Dan Yr Ogof, Cathedral and Bone Caves
LANGORSE ACTIVITY CENTRE | Action Packed Adventure at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
GOLDEN CASTLE RIDING STABLES | See our National Park from between the ears of a horse
GREENMAN FESTIVAL | An independent music and arts festival held annually in mid-August in Crickhowell.
DRAGONFLY CRUISES BRECON CANAL | Spend a delightful few hours cruising through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK | With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer residents and visitors. We have a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.
MUSEUM OF LIFE ST FAGANS | St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction and admission is free