Theatr Brycheiniog Summer Family Festival

Theatr Brycheiniog has LOADS of live music and things to do this weekend as part of their Family Festival! ūüé∑ūüíÉūüēļūüé∂

We are delighted that our Family Festival returns this August following the success of last year’s festival! Join us for a weekend of family entertainment which features face painting, free street theatre, and a selection of our favourite Live @ The Waterfront musicians.

Opening the weekend’s festivities on Friday night will be Northern Ruins, a young Welsh four piece cover band. They will play a varied set, ranging from classic rock to modern hits. They will be performing on the outside stage from 7.30pm.

The festival will begin on Saturday at 10.30am, with Tanya Walker and her¬†Alive & Kicking Choir¬†taking to the stage first. They will be followed by¬†Boudicca, a mobile street theatre piece built around wheelchairs. Boudicca will be rampaging through the country aboard a stunning Chariot led by a galloping mechanical horse, accompanied by a raucous soundtrack. On board will be an arsenal of comedy props and weapons, to equip her followers and mete out her ‚Äėjustice‚Äô. Boudicca will roam again at 2.00pm.

Children’s author Sarah Kilbride will run a workshop for ages 5+ on Whales, Sails and Mermaids’ Tales. Pirates, mermaids and sea monsters are all welcome to hear myths and legends from the seven seas and cast their own nets out into the deep to discover inspiration for their very own stories.

Saturday’s Live @ The Waterfront musical offerings will include Matthew Frederick at 12.30pm, The Nylon & Steel Trio at 4.30pm and James Sarson at 6.00pm. Music will then move inside to the auditorium at 8.30pm where local band the Eezy Geezers will close the festival.

On Sunday it is your time to shine, have fun, sing loud and ‘Come Alive’ in our very special sing-along screening of¬†The Greatest Showman¬†at 10.30am. Dressing up is not compulsory but is encouraged! At 12.00pm Kapow Dance Theatre Company bring you¬†Grow, a lively and colourful dance show based on flowers, and rounding off the day will be two musical sets from¬†Kodiak Avenue¬†at 1.00pm and former The Voice contestant¬†Ragsy, at 2.30pm

There will be lots of tasty food on offer over the weekend, with the Trallong Eisteddfod welshcake ladies joining us to serve the best welshcakes in Brecon, a range of delicious flavours from Llanfaes Dairy ice cream and we will be running an outdoor bar and BBQ.

For more information: 01874 611622 / brycheiniog.co.uk

Thursday 9 August

7.30pm¬†Dixieland Jazz, with the Rhys Taylor Dixie Band¬†‚Äď Auditorium ¬£10 / ¬£20

Friday 10 August

7.30pm Northern Ruins

Saturday 11 August

10.30am Alive & Kicking Choir

11.00am Boudicca

11.00am¬†Whales, Sails & Mermaids Tales Workshop¬†‚Äď Studio ¬£5.50

12.30pm Matthew Frederick

11.00am Boudicca

3.00pm Frazz Parade departs from the Canal Basin

4.30pm Nylon & Steel Trio

6.00pm James Sarson

8.30pm Eezy Geezers ‚Äď Auditorium Free

Sunday 12 August

10.30am¬†The Greatest Showman Sing a Long¬†‚Äď Auditorium ¬£6 / ¬£4 / ¬£15

11.00am Taiko Mynydd Du

12.00pm Grow

1.00pm Kodiak Avenue

2.30pm Ragsy

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Find out all you need to know about Brecon Jazz here and Brecon Fringe Festival here.

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Dog Friendly Places to Stay in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park is the dream location for you and your four legged friend¬†ūüźē¬†And there is plenty of dog friendly accommodation to make sure everyone has the most welcoming stay possible!

Brecon Retreat

We know it’s a joy to holiday with our pets but it’s not always easy to find a great self catering place to stay. At Brecon Retreat you don’t sacrifice staying in a stylish place for the sake of your “best friend”. They lovingly welcome up to 2 dogs (or 3 small breed) and are in a rural location ‚Äď numerous dog walks straight from the door. There’s an enclosed area in garden to hip height, with warm running water outside for cleaning muddy paws & bellies! Welcome treat basket on arrival, with Luxury memory foam mattress with blankets & towels provided. Sofa throws provided. Dog crate provided upon request. All we kindly ask is that doggies to stay on ground-floor. Freezer available for dogs on a raw diet. Frozen dog food can also be pre-ordered ready the lodge for your arrival. There is a one-off charge of ¬£20 per dog, per stay.

Trericket River Cabin

River Cabin, a traditional stone building with eco credentials, is set in an old cider orchard overlooking the mill stream. It sleeps up to 4 in a cosy bunkroom with bunk beds & a double futon.¬† There is a kitchen/lounge area, sunny dining porch, patio & private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. The price includes heating, hot water, showers, WiFi & use of bike store. From Easter ‚Äď October a small camp-site is operated alongside the cabin.¬†Love dogs and have an enclosed garden which is secure for dogs and charge ¬£8 per dog¬†per stay.

Madog Barn

Nestling in the beautiful Crai Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Madog Barn is a recently converted 18th Century barn renovated to the highest standards using quality materials. Accommodation includes entrance hallway to living area and kitchen. Oak spiral staircase leads up to an open balcony with two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a bathroom with bath and shower.

The Neuadd Cottages

The Neuadd¬†holiday cottages¬†are located 5 mins drive from¬†Crickhowell‘s great pubs, cafes, and shops in the¬†Brecon Beacons¬†in¬†South Wales. Our¬†self catering accommodation¬†is easily accessible from good roads yet tucked away in a beautiful and quiet location enjoying open views of The Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain and Llangattock Mountain (all three can be walked from the door). There are canal and riverside walks from the door and if you’re cyclists like us then there are excellent road and mountain bike rides close by. All are non-smoking, some accept dogs by arrangement whilst in some pets are not allowed.

The Borderers Guesthouse

The Borderers Guesthouse have 3 dog friendly rooms, situated around the central courtyard/carpark, that offer easy access and quiet surroundings away from the street. Please do let us know if you have any special requirements before booking. We will do our very best to make your stay as special as possible.

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are a dog’s dream, so choose one of our cottages which is dog friendly (subject to the the requirements set out in our¬†Terms and Conditions). Make sure you check how many dogs the cottage takes before you book it either by calling the office on 01874 676446 or by checking the property pages. We charge ¬£20 per dog per booking, but there are a few¬†extra special pet-friendly properties who allow dogs for free!¬†Find their dog friendly properties here.

Winnies Hayloft

Winnies Hayloft sits on the brow of the hill in Bwlch on the road between Brecon and Crickhowell. There are large sky-lights with lovely views across the valley to Llangynidr Mountain and down towards Crickhowell. There is an excellent circular walk for you and your dog to enjoy, starting from Bwlch and walking around Llangorse Lake.

Glanusk Lodge

Glanusk Lodge is sunny and light with plenty of space inside and out.  There are expansive lawns for games of cricket or croquet, and many private, quiet spots to lie down and read that book! Guests are welcome to bring up to 2 well behaved dogs for £5 per dog per day, which must be restricted to the kitchen and utility areas.

Glanpant Bach

In the heart of the National Park, ideally situated for cycling and hiking,
Glanpant Bach provides self-catering accommodation for four. Glanpant is dog friendly, with great local walks and the local pub, the New Inn, welcomes dogs too

Cwtch Farm Bed and Breakfast-Upper Swansea Valley

Dog friendly Bed and Breakfast. Rooms from ¬£40 per person per night including breakfast and afternoon tea.¬†Special Offer¬†‚Äď All rooms ¬£65 per night Monday to Thursday from 30th July 2018 until 23rd August 2018 (based on 2 people sharing). Dogs stay for free during this period. More here.

Basel Cottage Holidays

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17 acres of land including wood, fields and river access. Enclosed garden and decked terrace overlooking the river. Up to 2 dogs stay free of charge and dogs can join our ‘Bench Buddies Club’. Award-winning Basel Cottage¬†is a¬†converted stone cottage based in the tranquil location of Llandovery, nestled within the rolling hills of welsh countryside. Find out more here.

Ty Helyg Guest House

We have 1 twin room and 1 standard double which we accept dogs in, we ONLY accept via direct bookings over the phone to ensure that the rooms are available More here.

The Star Bunkhouse

The Star Bunkhouse in the village of Bwlch is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. You can expect a warm and comfortable stay in our self-catering bunkhouse.  We have spacious bedrooms, (including an en-suite family room), cosy lounge and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room, free wi-fi and off-road parking. is dog friendly, Private bedrooms or exclusive use. £5 per dog per night. Great walks from doorstep and dog friendly pub across the road! Book here.

The Arches at Baileys Barn

B&B accommodation in Talybont-On-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, that sleeps up to 6 people with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. We are dog friendly too so bring your dog and enjoy a holiday together. Book here.

Aberhyddnant Farm Cottages

Two comfortable cottages on a working family organic farm, where animals and nature abound. Collect eggs for supper, melt marshmellows over the campfire or simply lay back and gaze as the stars twinkle above. Recharge your batteries for free Рyour car battery, using our micro-hydro produced electricity. Enjoy long walks or short strolls from your doorstep, taking in the best our National Park has to offer.  We welcome well behaved pets by arrangement. We also have plenty of animals here for you to see & play with! Book here

Merryfields Barn

Merryfields Barn is¬†5-star self-catering¬†accommodation¬†in Llangattock, Crickhowell,¬†in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with stunning views of nearby¬†Crickhowell, The River Usk and The Black Mountains.¬†Built in 2009, this self-catering barn¬†is¬†in a peaceful, rural¬†location near the attractive village of Llangattock (voted by Sunday Times one¬†of Britain‚Äôs¬†10 greenest communities and¬†top 50 Best Places to live in UK). At the rear of the property, French doors open onto a large patio area, a¬†paddock with a¬†stream and¬†views to Llangattock escarpment. To the front is an orchard,¬†lawned area, mature trees and¬†fabulous views¬†‚Ästa little touch of paradise! They are¬†very dog-friendly with about 70% of guests bringing their dogs with them! More here.

Llwyn Llwyd Farm Cottage and Ty Glo Cottage

Llwyn Llwyd Farm Cottage has 4 bedrooms situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park Log fire Dog friendly. Free WiFi plenty of parking for several cars. Ty Glo Cottage also onsite which sleeps up to 5 and accepts one dog or 2 small dogs enclosed garden. Can be booked together to sleep 13. 3 acre field attached

And the Brecon Beacons has plenty of Dog friendly places to eat here and dog friendly places to visit here. But don’t forget to follow the Dog code which you can find here

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What’s on at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales?

There are plenty of exciting things to do and see at The National Botanic Garden of Wales this month. Alongside watching the magnificent birds at their new birds of prey centre and of course admiring the flowers-there are also plenty of events held at the gardens throughout the year…

For King or Parliament?

  • Sat 11 Aug¬†to¬†Sun 12 Aug
  • 10am¬†to¬†4pm

The Sealed Knot bring to life the history of the Civil War in Carmarthenshire with lots to see and do for all the family!The amazing history of Middleton Hall is coming back to the future at the National Botanic Garden of Wales thanks to the world-famous re-enactment experts Sealed Knot. Find the schedule for the day here.

Science in the Garden Course

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  • Saturday 11 August 2018
  • 10:30am¬†to¬†2:30pm

Join our Head of Science, Dr Natasha de Vere, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Botanic Garden, including science labs, herbarium and plant nurseries.

Find out about the Garden’s work saving plants and pollinators throughout the world.  Then, have a go yourself!  Get your lab coats on, extract DNA from plants and use microscopes to view their hidden inner world. More here.

Papermaking ‚Äď with garden plants

  • Saturday 11 August 2018
  • 10:30am¬†to¬†4:30pm

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Make your own paper using garden plants. Using plants from the garden, we will explore the different papers that can be made, comparing leaf, stem and bast papers. We will cook some garden plants material, or you could bring some of your own material. You will learn how to make sheets of paper, and there will be a range of pulps to experiment with. You will take home any paper you make for your own art and craft projects, plus a course booklet. A range of papers and papermaking equipment will be available for you to purchase so you can continue experimenting at home.

The tutor for the day will be Bryan from ‚ÄėWild Plant Paper‚Äô. You can find Bryan‚Äôs work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,¬†youtube¬†and¬†etsy.

When booking your space please let us know if you would like to do the course in Welsh or English. Find out more

Doggy Day

  • Monday 13 August 2018
  • 10am¬†to¬†6pm

EVERY Monday is Doggy Day!

Find out more

Meet a Meerkat

  • Monday 13th and 14th August 2018
  • 10am¬†to¬†6pm

Meet a Meerkat shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.  There is an additional £3 charge per seat for the shows

By popular demand, the meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales¬†‚Äď along with a few of their friends.

On  August 13th and 14th, the meerkats will return to the Carmarthenshire attraction along with a selection of snakes, lizards, a skunk, a cockatoo and much more.

It is very much a fun-for-all-the-family show presented by Tropical Inc’s Steve Rowland. Find out more

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Great Glasshouse. Explore the World under one glass roof. Visiting the Garden? Then why not enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell every Tuesday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

There are also guided tours held every Thursday in the company of Mike Dingley-Jones at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. It is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere. Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths.

Garden History Tour

  • Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • 2pm¬†to¬†2:45pm

Learn more on the Garden‚Äôs fascinating history.¬†Join our guided tour and discover more about the Garden ‚Äď from the swashbuckling 17th centuryMiddletonstoSir William Paxton‚Äôs magnificent mansion, come on a 45 minute exploration of our history.¬†Commencing from the Western Entrance of theGreat Glasshouseat 2pm.¬†Tour is included with normal Garden admission.¬†Find out more

More events include:

Gardening the Nature-Friendly Way Course-Thursday 16 August 2018-10am to 2pm

A Stroll in the Park- Friday 17 August 2018-2pm to 4pm

Middleton: Paradise Regained ‚Äď Update-Thursday 16 August 2018-11am¬†to¬†12pm

Wales Loves Wood-Sat 18 Aug to Sun 19 Aug-10am to 5pm

Understanding Plant Names and Plant Families for Gardeners-Saturday 18 August 20th 10:30am-3:30pm

Willow Course ‚Äď square flower basket-Saturday 18 August 2018-10:30am¬†to¬†4:30pm

..and plenty more! Find out Whats on here.

 

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20 Ideas for Family Fun in the Brecon Beacons

1. Be king of the castle at Carreg Cennen

Let your dirty rascals scramble about on Carmarthenshire’s most striking ruins. They’ll feel on top of the world. To find out more, visit our page on Carreg Cennen Castle.

2. Paddle down the River Wye

Go canoeing or kayaking on the river with an experienced operator such as Wye Valley Canoes and Wanttocanoe?,  then tuck into a scrumptious local lunch on the riverbank at The River Café, Glasbury-on-Wye. To find out more, visit our page on canoeing and kayaking.

3. Play I Spy in Brecon, Abergavenny or Talgarth

Turn a shopping trip into a fun morning out by playing games which keep the kids’ eyes wide open. If one of our local farmers’ markets is in full swing, there will be lots of goodies to taste. To find out more, visit our page on farmers’ markets.

4. Go pony trekking

Whether your kids are seasoned riders or absolute beginners, the qualified instructors at our riding centres will keep them safe. Kids as little as four years old can have a go. To find out more, visit our page on horse riding and pony trekking.

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5. Climb a hill, go on a bug hunt and fly a kite

Climb a huge hill, looking out for butterflies, bees and other insects on the way. Sugar Loaf is a good one, with Mynydd Llanwenarth car park the best starting point. The ascent is easy at first, but little legs might want to skip the steep bit near the summit. Take a kite ‚Äď on windy days, Sugar Loaf is a great flying spot. To find out more, visit our pages on¬†walking.

6. Visit a play barn or adventure farm

Whatever the weather, an adventure farm or play barn are great ways to have fun with the kids! You can head to Cantref for a fantastic family day out, with dozens of activities to enjoy at this award-winning Adventure Farm. For starters, take your pick from bottle feeding goats, rampaging through a play zone, handling hamsters, pony rides, pet racing and a super sledge ride! Or why not visit Brynich Play Barn to have fun in the many ball pits and slides!

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7. Know your stalactites from your stalagmites

At the National Showcaves for Wales, safely built paths allow you to explore fabulous natural limestone caverns, complete with human skeletons. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s also one of the world’s largest dinosaur parks, a shire horse centre, a playbarn and more. To find out more, visit our page on Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales.

8. Get muddy, climb to the tree tops and zip through the air

The Llangorse Multi Activity Centre has tons of fun challenges for kids, teenagers and adults alike, such as climbing walls, rope bridges, zip lines and a wet and muddy Dingle Scramble. Phew! To find out more, visit our Llangorse Multi Activity Centre page.

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9. Stare at the stars

If there’s a clear, moonless night during your visit, you’re in luck. The stars will put on a show. Get hold of a book, a chart or a stargazing map, and see if you can spot some of the constellations. To find out more, visit our page on stargazing.

10. Get closer to our wildlife

The Brecon Beacons is full of places where you and the family can enjoy the wonders of nature. The Red Kite Feeding Station, at Llanddeusant in the remote western area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, attracts over 50 red kites and buzzards every day in a spectacular aerial display. Find our top 10 places to enjoy wildlife here for a selection of brilliant spots that are easy to get to.

11. Hire a boat and feed the ducks at Llangorse Lake

East of Brecon, between the Central Beacons and the Black Mountains, is the largest natural lake in Wales, Llangorse Lake. Surrounded by a patchwork of green hills, fields, meadows and hedgerows, Llangorse is a truly beautiful spot and a lovely place to sail or paddle. Visit the Crannog, a man-made island which was probably once the site of a royal palace, hire a boat or just sit and watch the wildlife!

12. Walk in the footsteps of gold miners at Dolaucothi

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are the only mines for Welsh gold outside those of the Dolgellau gold-belt, and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. They are also the only known Roman gold mines in Britain. Excellent guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings, but please wear sturdy footwear for uneven wet surfaces, and be prepared to get a bit muddy as you will be passing through actual mining passages!  If you allow around 90 minutes to 2 hours for the visit, you will hopefully experience a good part of the site, but there are lovely walking trails around the site and the Dolaucothi Arms to visit if you wish to stay longer.

13. Enjoy a show at Theatr Brycheiniog

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Situated at the end of the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year.

14. Enjoy a bubble waffle at Llanfaes Dairy

Llanfaes Dairy have delicious, quality artisan ice cream right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. They have over 40 flavours, and many desserts to choose from, including their new bubble waffles which is bound to be a hit with the kids!

15. Hire a bike and cycle along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

There are a selection of bikes to hire at Talybont Stores, which is located right by the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Peaceful and rural, with a flavour of times gone by, it’s often voted Britain’s prettiest canal. It passes through a generous swathe of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with appealing towns and villages to visit on the way. Here our are top 5 memorable stops along the way.

16. Hire a pedalo at Brecon Promenade

Hire a pedalo at Brecon Promenade, and make your way down the lovely River Usk. There is also a cafe and lovely walks alongside the river, with plenty of open spaces to enjoy a picnic! There is also a playpark, plenty of parking and toilet facilities.

17. Go underground and explore Big Pit

Big Pit is a real coal mine with underground tours, miner guides and a warm welcome. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pithead Baths and Historic colliery buildings

18. Head into the hills on a vintage train

Go on a journey with Brecon Mountain Railway into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line. At their main station in Pant you can grab some refreshments in their Licensed Tearooms, as well as visit the Workshop where the Steam Locomotives and Carriages are repaired!

19. Discover Tretower Court

For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style, fashion and the tastes of the time. In the 21st Century, we’ve recreated a suite of rooms as they may have been in 1470 when the Vaughans were part of high society. Discover a sophisticated way of life: from intricately carved furniture right down to the pots and pans of a working kitchen. Experience 15th century living at its best. Click here for events running there this Summer.

20. Have a day of family fun at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Lovely picture of the Great Glasshouse with very green grass below and a very blue sky above.

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, just on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, a tropical Butterfly House, play areas and a national nature reserve, a new bird of prey centre, all set in a Regency landscape which provides the stage for a packed programme of events and courses throughout the year! Click here to find out what events they have on this summer.

Discover FREE family things to do in the Brecon Beacons here. 

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Dino Day at Cantref Adventure Park

Dino Day

The Dinosaurs are returning to Cantref Adventure Farm tomorrow!  The perfect day out for every Dinosaur mad child  Рyoung and old!

Learn how to tame the Terrific T-Rex and stomp with the Spine Tingling Spinosauraus as they parade through the Farm Park with their Rangers.

Don’t forget the baby dinosaurs too….shhhh….be careful not to wake them from their ROARsome sleep!

Fossils, dinosaur games, fun dinosaur facts, so much dino-fun for the whole family.

Not to be missed!

Wednesday 8th & Wednesday 22nd August. Save money by booking your tickets online today! Book Now 

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New special offer at the Angel Hotel Abergavenny

Foraging Fun (from £239.00)

Try something new this autumn with our exciting new break!

The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny are teaming up with the fabulous Adele from Brecon Beacons Foraging to bring you this one night break inclusive of a 3 hour foraging experience with Adele in Brecon. The break also includes a meal for two (either lunch or dinner from our set Angel Menu), bed and breakfast.

This break is available on either Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd September 2018 and the foraging trip will take place on the morning of 2nd September, departing from The Angel around 9.30am and returning around 1.30pm. To book please call 01873 857121 or click here.

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Crickhowell Literary Festival tickets are now on sale!

This year’s Festival runs from 29th September-7th October

Our aim in this fourth Crickhowell Literary Festival is, as always, to provide enjoyment, entertainment and interest for everyone.  We have certainly hit the ground running with events on some of the year’s hottest best-sellers (Vesna Goldsworthy on Monsieur Ka and Kit de Waal on A Trick to Time); on high-profile contemporary crime fiction (Sophie Hannah’s latest Poirot mystery and Oliver Bullough’s Moneyland); on famous classics (Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights) and on two of the year’s most discussed television series, Keeping Faith and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Events on current affairs include our president, Owen Sheers, paying tribute to seventy years of the National Health Service with a screening of his film,¬†To Provide All People,¬†and Professor Brian Cathcart, with whom we can explore just how far the British Press is corrupt. You can share the experience of pilgrimage with Anne Hayward, and a fourteenth-century Christian Mystic will make a ghostly appearance at Bethesda Chapel. Walks, foraging, nature, school visits, writing workshops and music will charm the most reclusive from their home comforts and, just for pure entertainment, you can enjoy a ‚ÄėRugby Special‚Äô event with sports commentators John Inverdale and Eddie Butler, or listen to a panel of local writers talking about their favourite houses in literature.

If you have energy left at the end of the nine days, join us with radio and television presenter, Roy Noble, for our finale event, where Roy will invite a few guests to reveal their four favourite books of all time. We are very sure that this year, you are going to enjoy every minute.

Get your tickets for your favourite events here!

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