History & Heritage

  • Blaenavon Ironworks

    Blaenavon Ironworks

    The World Heritage Site of Blaenavon, just a short drive from Crickhowell, was at the centre of many developments during the Industrial Revolution. The ironworks here, built in 1788, is one of the best preserved in the World.

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  • Big Pit

    Big Pit: National Mining Museum

    A visit not to be missed when visiting South East Wales. Unrivalled experiences of an authentic coal mine with visits guided by miners who once worked in the coal pits but there is so much more to see, if you wish to stay above ground.

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  • Talgarth Mill

    Talgarth Mill

    At the heart of Talgarth, powered by the flow of the River Ellywe, you will find Melin Talgarth Mill, a fully restored, 18th century flour mill.

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  • Raglan Castle

    Raglan Castle

    Although built for a wealthy family to live in comfort, Raglan Castle has many defensive features and is the ideal setting for lively games of knights and warriors. Its picturesque setting, surrounded by a moat, can be appreciated by climbing to the top of the Great Tower.

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  • Llanthony Priory

    Llanthony Priory

    Romantic ruins, painted by JMW Turner amongst many others, in a breathtaking site – well worth the trip.

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  • Tretower

    Tretower Court and Castle

    Tretower Court & castle, just 5 klms/3 miles north-west of Crickhowell, has been a site of occupation for 900 years. The older castle ruin stands in the grounds of the Court, home to the influential Vaughan family.

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  • Cwmyoy Church

    Cwmyoy Church

    The leaning church of the Black Mountains – even the tower leans more than the leaning tower of Pisa!

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  • Canal, Llangattock

    Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

    The canal passes just a mile from Crickhowell, skirting the edge of Llangattock village on the opposite side of the River Usk. The canal is one of the most picturesque of the UK’s leisure waterways, flowing peacefully through stunning scenery and close to nature.

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