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What to do Locally
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As well as the below, see also our one week's touring itinerary with a whole schedule of ideas for what to do over a week's stay.

Also visit Places to see on our Brecon Beacons Hotel site. If you have dogs check out our 'dogs days out' page on the Brecon Hotels website. Review the Brecon Beacons Hotel site generally under 'Walks / Touring' and our 'Dog friendly Wales' website under 'Jacks Days Out' for further ideas of where to go and what to do.

You'll be surprised how much there is to see and do in this part of South Wales and in the Brecon Beacons area generally.
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Activity

Where

Description / What it is

01

Share the Experience Ghost Tour

Craig y Nos Castle

£10 a head if resident at farm, or £49/ head with B&B at castle

02

All Night Investigation

Craig y Nos Castle

£35 a head if at farm, inc dinner, or £99/ head D,B&B at Castle

03

History Tour

Craig y Nos Castle

History Tour 2 hours around Craig Y Nos Castle, from 10:30 am

04

Walk in Country Park

Craig y Nos Country Park

Visit the Country Park, dine in Country Park cafe

05

Henrydd Waterfalls Walk

Just outside the farm

Walk here from the farm

06

Brecon Mountain Centre Walks

Libanus

Large open mountain with loads of sheep and walks

07

Lady of the Lake Arthurian legend

Trecastle road

Lake is difficult to find, a good climb, need to be fit

08

Oxwich Bay Walk

Gower

Lovely beach but avoid Gower at weekends; go midweek

09

Penwyllt Rail Tracks Walk

Btwn castle and farm

Local lane - drive and park at old railway station

10

Rhossilli Bay

Gower

Massively long beach, good for kite flying and surfing

11

Usk Reservoir circular walk

Towards Trecastle

Excellent circular walk 2 hours to walk all around it

12

Ystradfelte Waterfalls

Glynneath area

Worth including but a bit of a maze of lanes to get to

13

Elan Village Reservoirs

Further away!

Lovely driving country and a cafe and visitors centre

14

Llyn Brianne Reservoirs Drive

Long day out driving

More lovely driving country and lots of impressive dams

15

Talybont on Usk Reservoir

Near Brecon

Brecon Beacons mountainous area

16

Tenby Town and Bay

2 Hours to Tenby

Trippery town in a nice 1950's way, nice colourful painted houses

17

Talley Abbey and Forest

A day out

A nice view when get to top of the Forest paths, old abbey ruin

18

Laugharne Castle Dylan Thomas

A day out, Laugharne

(1) Castle (2) Dylan Thomas and (3) Coastal walks

19

Gorge Walking

Brecon Beacons

If you are into getting very wet, adventurous outdoor sport this!

20

Welsh Show Caves - Dan y Ogof

500 yds North of Castle

Worth a visit, especially if a rainy day: allow 2 hours & lunch cafe

21

Animal Sanctuary Cefn y Erw

1 mile from farm

Rather a small zoo of cages in a field, but close enough!

22

Brecon Mountain Railway

Merthyr Tydfil

Worth a ride on the train, or just walk the path alongside track

23

Visit the town of Brecon

Brecon

Half a day at least wandering the streets of this Market town

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Dogs & Local Walks on Craig y Nos Castle's doorstep (park at the Castle)
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1. Dog Walks in the Country Park - Meadow Walks
2. Dog Walks in the Country Park - Woodland Walks
3. Dog Walks up our nearest Mountain, returning via the Welsh Show Caves - Mountain Walk


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Dog friendly Nearby Walks (taking the car a short distance)
Visit www.dogfriendlywales.com
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1. Dog Walks at the Brecon Mountain Centre Walk
2. Local Waterfalls Walk - Henrhyd Waterfalls Walk (you will be able to walk to this from the farm if weather is fine for a longer stroll - walk up the farm track, turn right on to the single track lane and after a mile you will come to it)
3. Local Mountain Lake Walk - Lady of the Lake of Arthurian Legend Walk
4. Coastal Sandy Beaches Walk - Oxwich Bay Walk and Rhossili Beach Walk
5. Circular 2 hour all the round the Reservoir Walk - Usk Reservoir Walk

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Touring and Scenery - further afield
Visit www.dogfriendlywales.com
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5. Dinefwr Castle and Parkland (National Trust)
10. Many more Outings with Dogs - another huge resource of dog friendly outings (most allow dogs - exceptions are advised on our list)
11. Suggested Itinerary of what to do and see in the area, on a 4 or 5 day break

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History & Renovation
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2. See the Transformation of the Conservatory from derelict shell to Wedding Venue
3. Landscaping the theatre Gardens and Exterior work
5. Restoration of the large sitting room - the Nicolini Lounge
6. Conversion of the old Aviary into a Sports room and Spa
8. History of the Castle - First Owner
9. History of the Castle - Adeline Patti
10. Adelina Patti Recordings and the Recording Industry
11. Nicolini Lounge in Historical times - with old pictures
12. Function room in Historical times - with old pictures
13. The Conservatory in Historical times - with old pictures
13. How Craig y Nos Castle's Winter Gardens become the Patti Pavilion in Swansea

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Ghosts & Ghouls
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1. The Share the Experience Ghost tour for groups of ten or more to arrange their own group tour (minimum 10)
2. The G.H.O.S.T. tour - a once monthly History and Ghost tour which individuals and couples can book on to without organising their own group tour (maximum 15 on each monthly tour)
3. Ghost Stories, Room 36, Patti Bar fireplace, the old staircase, and see the site for more stories and history

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Regular Visitor Discounts - via our Members Club
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Discounts apply for regular guests. Membership of the Castle Club is free - but you make advance payments of £30 PCM by standing order to build up a Members Balance. You then use your Members Balance for Castle services, discounted B&B, meals, drinks, self-catering stays at the farmhouse etc. Substantial discounts apply which make it worth joining if you are planning on being a regular visitor.

So if you are planning to visit Craig y Nos Castle at least once or twice a year, membership is an option worth considering. You are also able to book friends and relatives in at the same discounts you personally can enjoy, when making a booking under your own name. Visit www.membersdiscountclub.com for more details.



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