Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Welsh Marches town in the beautiful Usk Valley in Powys. Crickhowell lies just to the south of the Black Mountains in Brecon Beacons National Park. This close proximity to Brecons makes it an ideal place for a holiday exploring the National Park, appealing to families and friends who like to spend their holidays in the Big Outdoors - but with creature comforts in the evenings. Walking, horse riding, fishing and canoeing are available within easy reach of Crickhowell. All the amazing things to see and do that are in, and surround the town of Crickhowell, makes it the perfect location for a family holiday let in mid Wales.
Crickhowell Castle sits in the centre of town, and is a great vantage point for impressive views along the Usk valley. Apart from the castle, you will find Crickhowell keeps many of its traditional and historical elements. The 17th century stone bridge that crosses the River Usk, for example, is the longest of its type in Wales, and many buildings in the High Street have remained the same since the 17th century. Crickhowell also still hosts traditional events such as the Green Man Festival in the nearby estate of Glanusk. The River Usk is very popular with the local fishermen, and is a renowned spot for great trout and salmon fishing.
Crickhowell’s High Street offers something different to most, as it is all local businesses selling delicious produce and homemade products. There’s a wide selection of pubs, cafes, and restaurants too, which means even those who might find shopping a bit of a chore can still enjoy the fine food and drink that Crickhowell has to offer. Recently, the tourist building CRiC was set up in the area to promote tourism in and around Crickhowell. The building contains an art gallery, internet café and a local history archive. It is a must visit to get the most out of your family holiday in Crickhowell.
The historical market town of Abergavenny is only a 10-minute drive or a short bus journey away. The town is well known for its food festival that was awarded ‘Best Event in Wales’ by the tourism board, and runs in September. The event is host to over 200 exhibitions, and chef demonstrations by the some of the top chefs in the UK. Abergavenny is home to a delightful heritage museum too, which is set in the grounds of Abergavenny Castle, an old ruined Norman fort in the centre of town.