Craig Y Nos Castle, Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys, SA9 1GL

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Castle accommodation between Swansea and Brecon

Craig Y Nos Castle is situated on a sweeping mountain road that crosses the Brecon Beacons. Once a celebrity palace and then a sanatorium providing the fresh air cure, the castle has always been chosen for its location. In the grounds of the castle the Nurses Block has a lounge, a small self-catering kitchen, 10 twin rooms, 1 single room, showers, loos and a disabled bathroom. All the beds are made up with fresh linen and duvets. The kitchen has a 2 ring hob and 2 microwaves, bring your own plates, cutlery and pans. You are welcome in the Castle for hearty meals, cosy evenings by the wood burning stoves and a free history tour (some areas might be restricted if a wedding is taking place). Superior quaility bed and breakfast rooms are also available in the castle. The Castle has a conservatory for parties, a unique period theatre, gardens with views across the river and a hot tub & sports room. The Gwyn Arms is five minutes' walk and there is a pub and other amenities in Pen Y Cae (1.5 miles). Local adventure companies offer outdoor activities, you can enjoy the mountain walks and waterfalls close by or take a 50 min drive to the Gower's sandy bays

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Nurses Block: 21: 10x2, 1x1. Castle: 67 rooms: (64 en suite)
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    B&B £70 per twin bed room. Sole use of Bunkhouse: 1 night £350, 2 nights £500, 3 nights £600, 5 nights £700.
  • Booking:

    Bookings only accepted within 6 months of the date of your visit.
  • Directions:

    Between Swansea and Brecon at the foot of the Brecon Beacons.
  • Public Transport :

    Half an hour by car from trains at Swansea or Neath.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Cambrian Way Beacons Way
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cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
sComputer with internet
uWithin 3 miles of NCN

r Accessibility Info

Access: We have a ramp that we can install for access to reception (Please let us know and we can have this set up for when you arrive) Bedroom: There is a ground floor ramped access room which is wheelchair accessible Toilet: The accessible bedroom is ensuite. The bathroom includes a large maneuverable space, grabrails for the toilet and shower. There is also a shower seat. ..Click for photos and more


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Dog Walking or Rambling Stays

September 11th 2023

Enjoy your Dog Walking or Rambling Stays in our no frills Nurses Block. You can hire out the whole block exclusively in Autumn and Winter or on a Room by Room basis in Spring and Summer. Why not upgrade to our castle rooms on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast deal when available.

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Castle from above
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A spellbinding wedding in a castle…

August 19th 2022

Find out which is the best package for you – Midweek, Weekends or Wednesdays – or if you are in the Armed Forces/Emergency services, we have a great deal for you – also check our our Last Minute Dates or go for our Ultimate Package or even spread your wedding over 2 days – quite simply at Craig Y Nos Castle you are spoilt for choice.

Craig Y Nos Castle in the Brecon Beacons provides grand weddings fit for a King and Queen, with a day room for the wedding banquet and an evening room for the party afterwards.  There is guest accommodation in the castle and the adjoining “old nurses’ quarters” bunkhouse. Why not book out the entire castle to cut out the complexities of where your guests will stay after the celebrations?  It will take out the stress of finding alternative accommodation nearby.

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                                          The Day Room at Craig Y Nos Castle

The highlight of a wedding at Craig Y Nos Castle is the wedding ceremony itself. It will take place in the historic opera house. The opera house was built by world-renowned opera star Adelina Patti to entertain her society guests and European Royalty.  Let the theatre be your stage and the backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

Adelina patti's opera house, a magical location for your wedding
A happy couple steps out of the opera theatre/wedding venue and into their new life as a married couple
                                           Adelina Patti’s opera house is a magical location for your weddingUse the castle grounds as the backdrop for your wedding photos. The nearby waterfalls and mountains speak for themselves. Meanwhile, your guests can revel in the exquisite meals, scrumptious deserts and naughty drinks provided by Craig Y Nos Castle.

A happy couple steps out of the opera theatre/wedding venue and into their new life as a married couple
A picture of Craig y nos castle taken from up high
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Adelina Patti, History Tours at Craig Y Nos Castle

January 23rd 2020

Adelina Patti made Craig Y Nos Castle into her lavish home. Although nearly forgotten now, in her time Adelina was the worlds first celebrity. Latter the castle became a TB hospital. It is now an idyllic wedding venue and has a great value bunkhouse in the old nurses accommodation. A history tour of the castle is run every morning and if you are staying in the bunkhouse you can join the tour for free.

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Theatre built by Adelina Patti
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