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Great boat trip

Hired a small boat and what a great few hours out. We stopped at the lock and had a picnic due to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wales, United Kingdom
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One of the best canals in the country

Just returned from a most enjoyable week on the canal. Picked up the narrowboat from Castle... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Stewart M
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Opened in 1812, this major waterway runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport, Gwent, where the first 33 miles are navigable.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I recommend this holiday for family friends and couples. This is the only place I have ever visited more than once in my life.This is such a beautiful place it is magical, which makes it romantic for couples. All along this canal there are places...More

8  Thank Julie C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We are just back from an Easter break on the Mont and Brec with Country Craft narrowboats which was a bit of disaster. We had booked Country Grace and there were lots of problems with the electrics on the boat. Firstly alarm bells rang when...More

10  Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a secret ! Lovely quiet walks and friendly people with a sense of welsh history. Easy to park and stroll around.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a small boat and what a great few hours out. We stopped at the lock and had a picnic due to the lovely weather we had. Staff at the boat hire were great and extremely friendly and really helpful. Give this a go. 10...More

1  Thank Explore776112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a day visit to Brecon, As it was a lovely day, we sat by the canal basin, just watching the boats coming & going, which was so interesting in such a lovely setting. Took a walk along the canal, viewing all the old cottages...More

2  Thank saintsboy12
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Just returned from a most enjoyable week on the canal. Picked up the narrowboat from Castle narrowboats at Gilwern. We chose one of two boats that are electrically powered, this gave us a fantastically quiet trip. Many charging points along the canal in great places,...More

1  Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We have walked two sections of the canal, both very peaceful and being along a towpath the route is almost flat the whole time. The locks along the way are interesting to watch as the narrow boats pass through and there are plenty of old...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Booked to canoe the river Wye but due to high water levels and speed of the river we were given the option of canal canoeing. we took it and delighted we did. the canoe trip is approximately 3 miles with only one loch to get...More

1  Thank Ekim O
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

It was too wet and windy to walk the high ridges yesterday so we decided to walk from Brecon to Talybont on the canal path. What a lovely interesting walk. I like a view when I walk so I normally get easily bored on canals...More

1  Thank Ann F
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk along the canal delicious homemade jam from an honesty box along the way and a well deserved coffee at the theatre cafe watching the barges turning for their journey back down the canal. We'll worth a visit.

1  Thank WalesFairy
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My husband and I (and our dog) booked Kestrel from Monday to Friday for my 60th. We had always wanted to do this but knew it wouldn't be cheap. So happy that we booked with the best company in the UK, we have looked at...More

3  Thank CathG-R
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Just returned again from another holiday in the Brecon Beacons. We are walking the Canal and have done about 25 miles there and back so far. On 2nd Sept there was a bike ride on the Canal - a race!, bike mapping!, time trial! don't...More

1  Thank barbaravinger
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7 August 2018|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes and picnic areas, it's lovely well worth it!
2 June 2018|
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Response from Beacons A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.