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Top Choice Historic Building in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Tretower Court & Castle

Originally the home of the Vaughan family, Tretower gives you two historic buildings for the price of one: the sturdy circular Norman keep, now roofless and commanding only a sheep-nibbled bailey, and a 15th-century…
Music in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Green Man Festival

This four-day music festival has a sterling reputation for its mellow vibe and green ethos and for catering well to children and people with disabilities. It attracts A-list indie acts such as The Brian Jonestown Ma…
Mountain in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Crug Hywel

Distinctive flat-topped Crug Hywel (Hywel's Rock; 451m), better known as Table Mountain, rises to the north of Crickhowell and gave the town its name. You can do a steep but satisfying hike to the impressive remains…
Cafe in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Cafe at Book-ish

Attached to a great indie bookshop, this bright, licensed cafe is very popular locally, and ideal for a solo lunch – perhaps a ploughman's platter with local Perl Las cheese, ham, pork pie and pickles – over your la…
Sports in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Held in the week wrapped around St David's Day (1 March), this nine-day festival features guided treks, workshops on outdoorsy themes, and music. It's proven so popular that it's now extended for a long weekend in S…
Pub in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Bridge End Inn

This cosy, traditional pub serves a range of real ales to a cast of local characters amid old timber beams and angling paraphernalia. Try counting the confounding arches of Crickhowell's stone bridge from the rivers…
Historic Building in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Old Market Hall

Built in the 1830s by the Duke of Beaufort, Crickhowell's small but grandiose open-fronted market hall hosts an arts-and-craft market most Saturdays. Upstairs there's a cafe in a space that originally served as the …
Cafe in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Courtroom Café

Above the historic market hall, this popular cafe serves the likes of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and lasagne under the high ceilings of what was originally Crickhowell's town hall.
Pub in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Nantyffin Cider Mill

Although the food isn't what it once was, this 16th-century drovers' inn is still an atmospheric place for a drink, with bare stone, exposed roof beams and the original 19th-century cider press at the centre of the …