Our Town in South Wales

Crickhowell is a picturesque and proudly independent town nestled into the south east edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town takes its name from the iron age fort that stood on top of the famous Crug Hywel, also known as Table Mountain.

As well as providing the perfect location from which to explore the Brecon Beacons, Crickhowell is noted for its 17th century stone bridge across the River Usk, which is the longest of its type in Wales.

The local area has many literary connections and a host of well known local authors living in and close to the town. It is widely believed that J.R.R. Tolkien based Crickhollow on Crickhowell whilst staying at nearby Buckland Hall.

Where To Stay


Why not stay in Crickhowell for a few nights while enjoying Crickhowell Literary Festival? Whether you want 4 star comfort, cosy B&Bs, your own cottage or to camp or caravan, there is a huge selection of accommodation available in Crickhowell and the surrounding area.

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