Crickhowell

Crickhowell

Crickhowell

Nestling in the beautiful Usk Valley and lying to the south of the eastern range of the Brecon Beacons, the town of Crickhowell has attractions that are enticements for all visitors to this wonderful corner of Wales. Spend a quiet day taking a stroll by the River Usk, or explore the Black Mountains at the eastern range of the National Park. The town has existed at least since iron-age settlers built a fort on the top of Crug Hywel, or Table Mountain as it is now known. The area was known to the Romans who built forts within the region. A motte and bailey castle, remains of which still exist, was built by the Normans. A well known feature of the town is the 16th century bridge spanning the River Usk – thirteen arches can be seen from one end of the bridge, whilst only twelve are visible from the other end.