Crickhowell (Welsh: Crug Hywel, Crughywel, or Crucywel) is a small town in Powys, North Wales. The name Crickhowell is taken from that of the nearby Iron Age hill fort of Crug Hywel above the town. The town has a population of around 2,800 people.
Today, Crickhowell is a popular tourist destination. In 2005 a Tourist Information centre was built in the centre of town and during summer the town is notably busier. Most people visit Crickhowell to see the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, and maybe enjoy some mountain-biking, camping, hillwalking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, hang-gliding, caravanning or simply tour the area by car staying at Bed-and-breakfasts.
The town lies on the River Usk, on the southern edge of the Black Mountains and in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
- 1 Crickhowell Castle. Remains of castle
- 2 Crickhowell Bridge. 128 metres (420 ft) 18th century bridge, longest stone bridge in Wales
- 3 Tretower Castle, Tretower. remains of small castle and keep
- Cae y Rhedyn, Cae y Rhedyn, Twyn Pandy (Near the village of Llangynidir.), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. A 4* self contained unit. 7 nights from £320.
- 1 The Bear Hotel, High St, ☏ .
- 2 Gliffaes, Crickhowell NP8 1RH, ☏ . Excellent upscale hotel in pink Italianate mansion, fine dining. B&B double from £160.
|Routes through Crickhowell|
|Llandovery ← Brecon ←||NW SE||→ Abergavenny → Monmouth/Newport|