There’s no shortage of things to do in the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, with the national park accommodating almost every outdoor land and water-based activity there is.
The Wye and Usk rivers and many well-stocked lakes and reservoirs make fishing a popular activity in the Beacons. Whether you enjoy coarse or game fishing, for trout, grayling or salmon, you won’t be short of spots to choose from. Perched on the Usk bank, our country house hotel offers an array of fishing getaways to suit beginners and seasoned anglers.
The area’s abundance of rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs make the Beacons a haven for watersports lovers. From kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, sailing, windsurfing and wild swimming, there’s a fun water experience to suit everyone.
For those that prefer to keep dry, there are countless land-based activities to get stuck into. Over 600 miles of tracks and bridle paths and many riding and trekking centres make the Beacons a popular destination for horse riding. The national park’s roads, towpaths, lanes and hillside tracks also offer a huge range of two-wheeled adventures. From gentle off-road trails to challenging descents, you’ll find a route to suit.
With a great variety of caves and potholes, the Beacons is one of the most exciting places for an underground adventure. Above ground, the national park’s array of rocky crags, quarries and slopes offer plenty of natural challenges for climbers and abseilers.
As one of only five International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, the area is also the perfect destination for stargazers. On a clear night, it’s possible to spot the Milky Way, beautiful constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers!
Gliffaes Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We’ve created a useful guide of local attractions and activities here, containing information on walks, things to do, local shopping and places to visit, which you can use to help map out your visit to the Brecon Beacons.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, or somewhere comfortable to stay the night, our friendly country house hotel is the perfect base for your Brecon Beacons break.Book now
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.