Whether your summer vacation is a thing of the past or school summer holidays are in full swing, it’s time to book one of these unmissable events into the diary as something to look forward to for the upcoming season.
The team at our Brecon accommodation have pulled together this helpful list of events they most anticipate next season…
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canalathon is a 35 Mile Team Endurance Challenge following one of the most scenic canal routes in Britain. Whether you wish to canoe, cycle, walk, run or hike the route you can join in with celebrating over 200 years of history along a much loved and scenic canal route.
This delicacy filled event has grown to become the largest, longest running food festival in Wales. Expect to see product tastings, kids’ activities, master classes, hands-on cookery lessons and appearances from upcoming and celebrity chefs.
This quintessentially Welsh event celebrates all things sheep with droving, sheep farming & a look into the wool industry. Highlights of the weekend include the fantastic and hilarious sheep race, sheep dog trials & sheep shearing demonstrations.
To complement the very popular annual Walking Festival at the end of February, we are offering an autumn walking weekend in the glorious Black Mountains. A great chance to come and enjoy our beautiful hills in their autumn colours with (hopefully!) plenty of sun and no rain! 12 guided walks over 3 days. Booking essential via the website. Recommended Event!
This festival is set in one of the most picturesque places in all of the Brecon Beacon – the town of Crickhowell. Expect the programme to include talks, readings, interviews, workshops, lectures and literary-themed walks.
For its 12th anniversary, the Brecon Baroque Festival 2017 and will be celebrating Vivaldi and exploring the music of Venice. Featuring five headline concerts from Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque, I Fagiolini, Ensemble Diderot and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, you can enjoy the music alongside a pop-up café that features live chamber music, as well as participate in Festival Evensong and Eucharist at Brecon Cathedral. Guided walks of Penpont House and Baroque dance events are also not to be missed.
Need somewhere comfortable to stay after exploring the delights of Wales this Autumn? Look no further than Gliffaes Country House Hotel, one of the finest places to stay in Brecon. If you would like any further information or to check availability please don’t hesitate to call us on 01874 730 371 or check availability online here.
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.