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Locked down, but looking up

I am sure that it is the same everywhere. Lockdown again, and how do we use the time productively without spending too much precious cash when there is nothing coming in. At Gliffaes there is never a shortage of things to do. With 33 acres of grounds and an old Victorian building, there are plenty...

13 Jan 2021

Christmas Afternoon Teas

Christmas Afternoon Teas 1st December – 27th December 2019 While we can’t promise you snow when you visit our hotel in the Brecon Beacons for a Christmas Afternoon Tea, we can guarantee a log fire in the sitting room, a beautifully decorated house, and a festive take on our delicious buffet tea.  Add some Prosecco,...

06 Nov 2017

A Circular Walk from Crickhowell and back in time for Lunch

Last Wednesday was the first time for ages that all my weekly walking friends and I have managed to get together, so we felt blessed that it was one of the first of the glorious days we have had this month! We met at Crickhowell car park (just behind the Information Centre) and walked on...

01 Jun 2019

Thinking of attending Hay Festival 2019?

The Word’s Biggest Literary Festival Returns With A Packed 10-Day Programme Our hotel in Brecon Beacons is perfectly situated so that you can enjoy the best bits of the festival before returning to some guaranteed peace and quiet back at Gliffaes. A mere 30 minutes’ drive from our Brecon hotel, Hay Festival can be found...

16 Apr 2019

Things to do in the Brecon Beacons this winter

It’s hard to think that we’re only part way through winter (it doesn’t officially turn to spring until the 20th March). There’s no point in sitting around and waiting for the sun to return because there’s still plenty of things to do in the Brecon Beacons; we have a couple of suggestions below. Getting outside...

05 Feb 2019

Crickhowell High Street Wins Top Prize

Just last month we received the news that Crickhowell High Street had been awarded the title of Best High Street in the UK. We’re one of the hotels in Wales that take great delight in supporting local business and with the festive season almost upon us it’s the perfect time to provide you with some...

06 Dec 2018

Gliffaes At Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Showcasing his culinary talent; Karl put on a cookery demonstration creating a dish that definitely seemed to ‘wow’ the crowd.

18 Oct 2018

Gliffaes at Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Karl Cheetham, Head Chef at our Brecon restaurant, recently presented at the Brecon Beacons Food Festival. Showcasing his culinary talent; Karl put on a cookery demonstration creating a dish that definitely seemed to ‘wow’ the crowd. We were honoured when asked to cook for an audience of festival-goers at this year’s Brecon Beacons Food Festival....

18 Oct 2018

October is the time to visit our Arboretum

A visit to the Arboretum is an Autumn must at our Brecon Beacons hotel Gliffaes Hotel has an impressive collection of both native trees and trees from all around the world; many of the large oaks within the grounds date back over 4 – 500 years. Over the next three to four weeks we should be...

18 Oct 2018

A four day stay itinerary courtesy of our Brecon Beacons hotel

Prepare to explore the Brecon Beacons this summer; we have compiled a four-day itinerary for you to enjoy that offers expert suggestions from those in the know. Whether your passion lies in cycling, shopping, canoeing or exploring, don’t forget to unwind and relax in our hotel. Brecon truly is the destination for everyone… Day 1...

20 Apr 2018

Things to do in Crickhowell this Spring

Our Brecon hotel looks forward to warmer temperatures, the burst of daffodils and walks without chills… The changing of the seasons is cause for celebration, and nowhere is spring more beautiful than in the Brecon Beacons. See below our recommendations for things to do this spring. Aberhyddnant Organic Farm – perfect for the children at half...

19 Feb 2018

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