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Postcode: SA9 | code search
Population: 8000
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Abercraf, in Powys, is three miles from the town of Ystradgynlais on the slopes of the mountain Cribarth, famous for its 'Sleeping Giant' appearance. On the boundary of The Brecon Beacons National Park, this area is well suited for sports enthusiasts as kayaking, go-karting and quadbiking are all available locally as are abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing, caving and gorge walking. The village boasts the only specialist caving shop in Wales and is home to the headquarters of the South Wales Cavers Club. For those who prefer to be above ground, Henrydd Falls are the highest in South Wales, where it is sometimes possible to walk behind the falls and swim in its waters. Adelina Patti, the greatest soprano of her day, will always be associated with her home near Abercraf. She gave it the romantic name of Craig-y-Nos - the Rock of Night She spent over forty years and a small fortune refurbishing it as a Gothic castle. Fallen into disrepair after a spell as a hospital - it’s now restored as a fine country hotel. A stay here or at The Phoenix Retreat (the local centre for holistic health courses) will provide rejuvenation after all this strenuous activity. .


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The Phoenix Retreat (0.66 miles)

The Phoenix Retreat

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Situated in the Swansea Valley in South Wales on the south borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park, we welcome you to a home from ... More

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Craig-y-Nos Castle (1.95 miles)

Craig-y-Nos Castle

Craig-y-Nos Castle stands in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the Upper Swansea Valley. The castle and surrounding park were the estate of Adelina Patti, the famous opera singer. It has now been transformed into a quality hotel ... More | visit website

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Lothlorien Cottage (7.74 miles)

Lothlorien Cottage
Uniquely situated in the old mining village of Cwmgors, nestling at the base of the Black Mountain and close to the magnificent Welsh coastline with its fabulous sandy beaches, this charming spacious terraced cottage offers ... More | visit website
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Ty Newydd Country Hotel (8.10 miles)

The Ty Newydd Country Hotel is set at the end of a lengthy drive off the A4059 on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The house was originally built by the coal baron, ... More | visit website
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Beili Helyg Guest House (8.32 miles)

Beili Helyg Guest House
Welcome to the Beili Helyg Guest House, we provide luxurious and very comfortable 4* Bed & Breakfast accommodation and self guided walks in Wales. The guest rooms are in renovated 18th Century stone farm buildings in ... More | visit website
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Dillwyn Arms (8.53 miles)

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Located 5 minutes off junction 45 M4 Motorway within a short drive to Swansea City Centre and Gower coast. In the foothills of the Brecon ... More

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Cwmbach Cottages (9.18 miles)

Cwmbach Cottages

Cwmbach Cottages is one of the quieter places to stay, nestled on a hill side surrounded by mature woodland just half a mile above the village of Cadoxton. Our location is ideal for walking with ... More | visit website

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Castle Hotel (10.48 miles)

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Originally a coaching inn reputedly frequented by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, this hotel is conveniently positioned just off the M4, and 2 minutes’ walk from the nearest railway station. The birthplace ... More

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BlueBell Hotel (10.48 miles)

BlueBell Hotel

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Acquaint yourself with Neath's only 4-star boutique hotel The Bluebell is located in the heart of the town centre within walking distance of the town’s key amenities, attractions, shops and ... More

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Castle Coaching Inn (10.75 miles)

Castle Coaching Inn

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Family run 3 star 17th Century Georgian Hotel and Restaurant located in the village of Trecastle in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. The Hotel is privately owned and ... More

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