What to do
There is lots 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. Here we have some of the most popular things to do and the links for more information so you can plan your perfect trip. We are on hand on your arrival to our site with any more suggestions on activities so don’t be afraid to ask.
More about whats going on in Crickhowell can be found on the Visit Crickhowell Website.
Crickhowell High Street is one of the few shopping streets left in the country where local businesses selling local produce and local products recall a long-lost era when all high streets reflected the character of their town and had their own identity. Here you will be welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable shop keepers who take a real pride in what they sell. This is reflected in the launch of Totally Locally Crickhowell. Totally Locally Crickhowell developed from CRiC’s Tourism Group Crickhowell & Black Mountains (CBMT) wishing 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 5 main hubs of cycling in the Brecon Beacons. From here you can ride out through the valleys and over the hills to see the area by bike. Dedicated biking maps and routes can be found at the Visit Crickhowell Tourism Office. Test yourself at two of the ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs by Simon Warren’; No. 94 ‘Llangynidr Mountain’ and No. 97 ‘The Tumble’.
Walking and Hiking
Arguably the best way to see a place is walking. There are countless walking trails and paths around the area and the Brecon Beacons. With the iconic Table Mountain nearby giving you beautiful views of the Usk valley. Why not try the Table Mountain Challenge If you fancy something more relaxed then there is a picturesque canal that runs right past. 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. Crickhowell Walking Festival runs this year from 14th to 16th September 2018 and next year from 9th to 17th March 2019, www.crickhowellfestival.com.
Local Festavals & Tourist Attractions
Crickhowell and the surrounding areas have lots to offer explorers and tourists all year round. The local area boasts a range of events large and small and there are many community groups, organisations and societies that hold local events. Below is a list of attractions available in and around Crickhowell. For more information on the local event call into the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre or give us a call.
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