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Places to stay in Kite Country...


The special status of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the tranquil beauty of Kite Country means that the area has attracted many visitors over the years. As a result, a wide variety of accommodation is available to suit every interest and budget. There are numerous first class hotels, many of which have been converted from former manor houses, castles or other historic buildings. Because of the area's attraction for walkers and other lovers of outdoor pursuits, there are also a number of cheaper inns and hostels. As in other rural areas of Britain, one of the main sources of accommodation are the countless farms, a number of which provide excellent and friendly bed and breakfast accommodation. As an added bonus, many farmers will happily show you around and talk about their work.

Fishing Hotels and Inns

For an area that is blessed with so much fishing , it is perhaps a little surprising that there are relatively few fishing-oriented hotels or inns, although many proprietors will know where to direct you, if asked. I can certainly recommend the Gliffaes Hotel on the River Usk, Caer Beris Manor Hotel and the Lake Country House in the Upper Wye valley (see Map 5), and the Griffin Inn at Llyswen on the River Wye (also on Map 9). A very nice place to stay right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and close to the trout fishing of the many reservoirs is the Nant Ddu Lodge.

Many of the really attractive hotels are detailed on the Johansens site and some are mentioned on the town pages of Brecon, Hay and Abergavenny. You will find useful links to individual hotels, town pages and Welsh tourism sources in my Links section, in particular to the excellent Wales Tourist Board site. For those of you looking for accommodation at the last moment, all of the main towns in Kite Country have excellent Tourist Information offices.

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Griffin Inn at Llyswen
Griffin Inn at Llyswen