Located on the southern slopes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the Tawe Valley, the Craig Y Nos Castle invites travellers to enjoy a stay in an early Victorian country house boasting a clock tower, turrets and faux fortifications. Once the home of the 19th-century prima donna Adelina Patti, the castle also offers a range of events and ghost tours.
Guests can unwind in spacious rooms decked out with traditional wooden furnishings and sleek bathrooms with claw foot baths or walk-in showers.
The on-site bar tempts the taste buds with hearty meals and an array of drinks, while those willing to keep up with their workout routine can make most of the hotel’s gym.
Visitors can also enjoy the extensive castle grounds and gardens, or admire one of the few remaining Victorian theatres boasting original backstage mechanisms and a unique raising floor.
Groupon’s Guide To The Brecon Beacons National Park
From the ancient limestone caves to the grand Pen y Fan and Cribyn peaks, the Brecon Beacons National Park provides visitors with a suitable place to enjoy an active holiday in the middle of nature.
In the heather-clad mountains of the Brecon Beacons, travellers may enjoy scenic walking routes, mountain biking and horse riding trails, while characterful towns, pubs and farmers’ markets are also on hand for shopping and dining opportunities. The park is also home to the ruins of many ancient fortresses such as Carreg Cennen, and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal where boat trips and canoe hires allow ramblers to take to the water. On clear nights, travellers may have a privileged view of distant planets or meteor showers with frequent star gazing events organised by the National Park Authority.