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Crickhowell is a picturesque town nestled into the south east edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town takes its name from the iron age fort that stood on top of the famous Crug Hywel, or Table-top, Mountain.
As well as providing the perfect location from which to explore the Brecon Beacons, Crickhowell is noted for its 17th century stone bridge that crosses the River Usk which is the longest of its type in Wales. The nearby estate of Glanusk is also home to many events including the Green Man Festival.
Abergavenny is another enigmatic border town. The Gateway to Wales has been around since the 12th century and is proud of a history that takes in the infamous Norman March Lords, the Glyndwr Uprising and the Civil War. This tumultuous past is recorded in the ruins of the Castle and chronicled in the local museum.
The jewel in Abergavenny’s crown, however, is the Abergavenny Food Festival. It is to gastronomists what Cannes is to film makers or Hay on Wye is to book lovers. An increasingly important event with the world’s top chefs and food critics, the festival reflects the local produce that is gaining a reputation as some of the most sought after and fashionable ingredients in the world.
As well as all this Abergavenny is a great place to stay when exploring the Brecon Beacons and all it has to offer. Also nearby is the Blaenavon Mining Museum, which is also a World Heritage Site. Famous sons and daughters of Abergavenny include Raymond Williams and Marina Diamandis.
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- Tretower Court & Castle Restored courtyard house with origins in the fourteenth century.
- Glanusk Estate The estate boasts 400 acres of parkland, 800 acres of forestry and 5 miles of the River Usk
- Contours Walking Holidays Offering a self-guided walking holiday, short breaks throughout Wales.
- Black Mountains Walks in the Black Mountain. Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park