Brecon Beacons National Park hotels and hostels
The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell
Gliffaes Country House Hotel
The Park Hotel
The Manor Hotel
Peterstone Court Inn
The Angel Hotel Abergavenny
Felin Fach Griffin
With a string of awards as long as its extensive wine list, the Griffin offers gourmet dining in a relaxed and unpretentious setting.
This elegant 17th-century town house, right in the middle of Brecon, has atmospheric period decor and furnishings, including plaster mouldings, original fireplaces and cast-iron bedsteads.
Brynich Caravan Park
About 1.5 miles east of Brecon, Brynich is a cut above the usual camping ground with disabled access, an indoor children's play park, adventure playground, and an impressive barn restaurant.
Rest For The Tired
The three en-suite rooms in the family house are simple but welcoming with basic facilities. The guesthouse is located just 25m before the river.
The smartest place in town is currently undergoing a programme of refurbishment to create a more contemporary look.
Beacons Guest House
Set in a former farmhouse with a Georgian frontage, the Beacons is just across the river from the town centre.
Pentre Court Guest House
A splendid, rambling, Georgian country house, the Pentre Court is packed with polished antiques and period furniture, with four-poster beds and plush sofas in the bedrooms, and a heated swimming pool and sun terrace in three acres of manicured ga.
Castle House B&B
Located on a quiet back street close to the town centre, the Castle is a smartly renovated Victorian town house attractively furnished with period pieces and a pleasant lounge/dining room with leather sofas and a wood-burning stove.
This family-friendly B&B with cheerful, flouncy rooms (not all en suite) has a mini-menagerie of pigs, rabbits, chickens and a parrot that can match the gregarious owners in colourful language. It's certainly not lacking in character.
A well-appointed midrange guesthouse in a converted 16th-century house, the unique selling point of this place is the indoor pool and sauna, which is also open to nonresidents. The comfortable rooms continue the sauna theme with wood-plank walls.
Park Guest House
The seven bedrooms in this large former farmhouse are bright and cheerful, each with comfy duvets, pot plants and a chair for reading. Three are en suite.
An elegant Georgian manor house overlooking the River Usk, Peterstone enjoys views across the valley to the peaks of Cribyn and Pen-y-Fan. The large bedrooms combine antiques with modern designer furniture and crisp linen.
Grange Guest House
A spacious Victorian town house with leafy gardens, the Grange is only a few minutes' stroll from both town centre and canal. Hikers, cyclists and motorbikers are welcome, and there's secure storage for bikes.
This independent hostel is across the street from the train station. It has a homey, cheerful atmosphere, comfy beds and a bar and pool room (generally not too noisy). Facilities include kitchen, TV lounge and mountain bike hire.
This two-star hotel at the heart of town has traditional if slightly worn rooms and a busy oak-beamed dining room for à la carte mains each evening.
Peacefully set on the fringes of town, this little place boasts an unbeatable riverside setting, homely rooms in a renovated 18th-century house and a flagstone-floored breakfast room. The owner can advise on local activities and walks.
Abergavenny's top hotel is a fine Georgian building that was once a famous coaching inn. Seemingly in the middle of a never-ending refurbishment, the completed communal areas downstairs feel sleek and sophisticated.
Cantref Riding Centre
In a ravishing setting overlooking the hills, this family-run riding centre has two comfortable bunkhouses and a camping ground. It offers pony-trekking and hacking, and also runs two- to five-day guided treks into the Brecon Beacons.
Radnors End Camping
Located just half a mile northwest of Hay on the way to Clyro, this is a friendly, helpful place, with tucked-away small green fields. It's an ideal spot for walkers tackling the Offa's Dyke Path.