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Crickhowell (Welsh: Crug Hywel, Crughywel, or Crucywel) is a small town in Powys, 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.

Get in[edit]

On the A40 between Abergavenny (which is the closest rail station) and Brecon.

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.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Crickhowell Castle. Remains of castle Crickhowell Castle (Q17743117) on Wikidata Crickhowell Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Crickhowell Bridge. 128 metres (420 ft) 18th century bridge, longest stone bridge in Wales Crickhowell Bridge (Q17743126) on Wikidata Crickhowell Bridge on Wikipedia
  • 3 Tretower Castle, Tretower. remains of small castle and keep Tretower Castle (Q7838881) on Wikidata Tretower Castle on Wikipedia







Go next[edit]

Routes through Crickhowell
LlandoveryBrecon  NW  SE  AbergavennyMonmouth/Newport

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