Three Things to do in the Brecon Beacons this Christmas

Renowned as the finest of all Crickhowell hotels, at Gliffaes we know there’s nowhere else in the world like the Brecon Beacons during Christmas time. Snowy trails and rising hills, crisp coatings of frost on blades of grass and the lovely countryside to explore – read on to discover our top three things to do this Christmas.

 

Winter Walking Trail Pen y Fan


To achieve something momentous this Christmas, why not follow a trail that will lead you to the highest mountain in South Wales? Pen y Fan might be challenging, but it is certainly rewarding. With views that can offer a glimpse of the Bristol Channel at Porthcawl, be sure to have the right clothing and equipment and you can follow the footpaths to a spectacular sight. The summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du is also a beautiful spot to propose, should you feel inclined. If the Pen y Fan trail doesn’t pique your interest, then there are plenty more winter walks to try as well or you can take a stroll around the hotel’s beautiful woodland.

Local Late Night Christmas shopping in Hay-on-Wye

This 30th November and the 7th, 14th & 21st December will see many of the independent shops in Hay-on-Wye stay open for a few extra hours in the run up to Christmas. The perfect opportunity for last minute gifts or inspiration, you can window shop and buy some wonderfully festive treats as local choirs serenade you with carols – there will also be sweets, treats and warm beverages on sale to keep you warm. With over 15 shops participating, it’s definitely worth having a browse to see what you may find and offers the perfect alternative for those wishing to avoid busy Christmas Markets.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Roaring fires, prosecco, champagne, mulled wine and savoury and sweet treats; Christmas would be incomplete without a decadent Afternoon Tea. After a long day spent exploring, shopping or soaking in the Brecon Beacons Christmas atmosphere, why not join us for some turkey and cranberry sandwiches, an exclusive Christmas blend of tea and a spicy plum jam to accompany the scones? Dine at one of the most sought-after restaurants in Brecon and you’re sure to have that festive feeling in no time at all.

When it comes to Crickhowell hotels, nowhere else offers a Christmas experience quite like Gliffaes. From our wonderful decor to our warm, inviting welcome – if you join us for Afternoon Tea, Brecon is sure to enthral you. This festive period you can enjoy all the Brecon Beacons has to offer and more. Call or email us today.