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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
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Roadhouse Narrowboats

Spent a week on Lady, beautiful scenic canal up to the Brecons or down to Abergavenny. Would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
patience25-4-73
lovely

Spent a week walking this lovely canal beautiful weather meeting lots of people and stopping off at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen H
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Wrexham, 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.
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Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a week on Lady, beautiful scenic canal up to the Brecons or down to Abergavenny. Would recommend if wanting a quiet, peaceful time away from the stress and ratrace. Belinda & Wayne

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a week walking this lovely canal beautiful weather meeting lots of people and stopping off at some lovely pubs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently had an extremely pleasant trip with Redline Boats at Goytre Wharf. Took a hired narrow boat on the North route for 6 hours. This route takes you towards Llanfoist. There are no locks but plenty of bridges to manoeuvre. Extremely tranquil and full...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve just returned home after a lovely 4 day trip on Lady. This is a small but extremely well equipped boat, a lot more traditional than many of the ‘big boys’ on the canal. Nigel and Sally at Roadhouse we’re both really nice, friendly and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hired Gilwern lady for our 1 week holiday. We had excellent instruction from Nigel and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Boat very well equipped and comfortable. Our 5th narrowboat holiday and one of the best

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful canal, friendly people. Help was given with the locks. There were some lovely friendly pubs within walking distance which were dog friendly. The ducklings were gorgeous.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Pleasant walk to Brecon along canal, super views of Pen-y-Fan.Also walked to Llangyndr via Taly-bont-on Usk, peaceful canal walk through beautiful countryside.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We've just returned from a 7 day 'cruise' of the Brecon and Monmouth canal with Country Crafts. The canal offers a fabulous back drop to a hoiday. The scenery is superb, mainly because the canal was built into the side of high ground and is...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Really good value trip of nearly three hours taking a leisurely cruise in a Narrow Boat along the canal watching birds and dragonflies. They offer tea,coffee and snacks at a very reasonable price. Going through the lock was fascinating. Beautiful views over the Usk valley...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We cruised up the canal, the dogs were welcomed on board and it was a very relaxed and peaceful Tim. Stopped half way and took photos of the aqueduct and had a hot chocolate and returned. Would...More

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WalesFairy
7 August 2018|
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Response from Rowills | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know the exact places but there were some by the locks, with diagrams of the canal on them.
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chriscppaul
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.
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slubjub
11 February 2018|
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Response from betsyboo2017 | Reviewed this property |
I only walk Llangynidr/ talybont - it's 7 mile round trip. you can start walk at Brecon and to llangattock is about 15 miles doable in a day or there are boats to hire from Gilwern but not sure of price there are loads of... More
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