Lying at the foot of Crug Hywel, an impressive Iron Age hillfort this well preserved Georgian town is remarkably compact.
Many roads lead to ‘Crick’, as it is affectionately known locally, since it stands at an historic crossing point over the River Usk, marked by the fine 17th century bridge. The town of Crickhowell screams style and most people passing through, find its charms hard to resist and stop on their way. Nevertheless it’s a destination in itself and makes a brilliant base for exploring the southern Black Mountains and surrounding area.
Things to see and do there
Shop, eat, wander and admire ‘The Best British High Street in the UK’ of 2018
Pop to see the remains of the 13th century castle
Stretch your legs by walking to the top of Crug Hywel or Table Mountain as it is also known
Pick up The Beacons Way in either direction or take a walk along the River Usk
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Green Man Festival
Visit Black Mountains Smokery, a family-run artisan smokery
Browse in the award-winning independent bookshop, Book-ish
Treat yourself in Crickhowell Adventure
Learn about felting with Ffolkyffelt
Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre , Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BN. Tel: 01873 811970
Where to walk in Crickhowell – find all our routes here.
There are a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too; from photography to full on adreniline sports. Find out more here. Or contact one of our activity providers who are based in Crickhowell.
Cycling – Mountain Bike Routes near Crickhowell
The Gap – Crickhowell Loop
Places to eat in Crickhowell
Places to stay in Crickhowell
Bed and Breakfast
Camping, caravanning and glamping
Beacon Park Boats
The Neuadd Cottages
How to get there
Check out our getting here page for more information on how to get to the National Park.
OS grid reference: Explorer Map OL13 SO 2179 1842