Glan y Dwr is ideally situated near to the centre of Crickhowell, an attractive and lively small town with a surprising variety of independent shops and good places to eat. A short walk will bring you to all the facilities; stop for a coffee and a Welsh Cake in one of the cafés or visit our excellent Tourist Information Centre and Art & Craft gallery, which showcases a diverse range of Welsh products.
Take a stroll around the ancient castle remains, along streets of charming cottages down to the historic stone bridge over the River Usk. Extend your walk to take in the delightful river path known locally as Bullpit Meadow, the towpath of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal or, for the more energetic, walk right to the top of Table Mountain for glorious and extensive views over South and Mid Wales.
Crickhowell is encircled by a beautiful green, hilly landscape with a backdrop of wild mountainous countryside. The Black Mountains are right on the doorstep and the lofty peaks of the Brecon Beacons within a twenty minute drive. There is plenty to satisfy and challenge the lover of outdoor activities. Apart from walking and cycling, why not consider potholing, fishing or hang-gliding? Nearby Llangorse Lake is an attractive centre for boating and for water sports. Industrial archaeology can be explored at the World Heritage Site in Blaenavon and the nearby former mining valleys are fascinating to explore.
A wide range of local events take place in the Crickhowell area, foremost of which are:
- Crickhowell Walking festival in March
- Crickhowell Music festival in May
- Crickhowell Open Studios in May
- Hay Literature Festival in May/June
- Brecon Jazz in August
- Green Man Music Festival in August
- Abergavenny Food Festival in September
- Brecon Baroque Festival in October
You can see many more pictures of the area in our gallery.