Survey your surroundings with a bar lunch on our terrace or conservatory and unwind amidst the tranquil scenery. Once rested, we suggest collecting a map from reception and exploring our magnificent flora and fauna. End your afternoon with a stroll along the river just below our Crickhowell hotel.
There’s something to suit everyone when exploring the local environment. A circular 50-mile route circles one of the most picturesque valleys in Wales; the Llanthony valley. You can stop off to see the ruins of a medieval priory or keep driving to the top and enjoy a spectacular stroll on Hay Bluff. Head downhill to Hay-on-Wye for shopping and lunch once you have had your fill of views.
You could also take the hotel’s pair of electric bikes on a 26-mile loop along the back lanes, stopping for lunch at the ‘Baker’s Table’. Make sure to visit at the medieval manor in Tretower – just a mile from the hotel.
If you prefer to see things on foot then the Black Mountains offers one of the best walks in the area; fully soak up the scenery of the Brecon Beacons and go at your own pace. This 11-mile circuit can be made shorter as required – let us provide you with a pack lunch and mark your map up for you.
At Wye Valley canoes at Glasbury (25 minutes from Gliffaes), you can hire canoes for either a lazy paddle down the river or a half day trip with transport back to the start point. Take a picnic or have lunch at the River Café. If canoeing doesn’t float your boat why not take a walk around Waterfall country nestled into the southern slopes of the Forest Fawr massif, west of Merythr Tydfil. Waterfall Country (30 miles from Gliffaes) is one of the most beautiful parts of the Brecon Beacons, with walks for all ages and difficulty levels.
Just the other side of the mountain from Gliffaes lies the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Your first stop should be the award-winning Big Pit National Coal Museum where you will be taken underground by ex-miners to experience the conditions endured by the miners and the pit ponies.
If you’re after a little fun after all the education why not take a ride on the steam-powered Brecon Mountain Railway?
You are more than welcome to call our Brecon Beacons Hotel home for the duration of your visit. Allow our four-day itinerary to help you explore Brecon’s natural beauty your way. Download the four-day itinerary PDF here.
To book your stay at our Brecon Beacons hotel, check the availability for our exclusive four-night break offer click here or contact a member of the team today and remember to download our four-day itinerary guide.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.