Craig Y Nos Castle, Craig Y Nos Castle, Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys, SA9 1GL
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OverviewCraig 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
Beds & Rooms:Nurses Block: 21: 10x2, 1x1. Castle: 67 rooms: (64 en suite)
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 Walks
This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the page of accommodation near Castles, the Wedding Venue page, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Cambrian Way, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map and the Beacons Way.
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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.Read More
The fifth section of the Beacons Way completes at Craig Y Nos Country Park
December 12th 2019
The country park was once the gardens of Craig Y Nos Castle, an usual building with a fascinating history. The castle has its own bunkhouse, providing accommodation in twin rooms with fully made up beds available to individuals and groups of all sizes. The bunkhouse has some basic self catering facilities and the restaurant in the Castle provides quality meals. Guests of the bunkhouse are welcome to spend their evening in the Castle Bar which has a huge log burner and stunning views over the river.
A truly glorious walk for those who are sure of their navigation skills. The path passes through the Black Mountains and east of the Breacon Beacons National Park onto the wild western Beacons where you walk under wide skies with no sign of humans and no roads. The route is waymarked where it crosses farmland, but there is no waymarking on open hills and moorland. Here is a page showing all the hostels and bunkhouses on or near The Beacons Way in the independent network.
After your adventures, retire to the castle.
September 17th 2019
Sitting majestically on a mountain pass in the Brecon Beacons, unpeel the history of this fascinating castle, where you have the honor of living like royalty.
Its a fascinating place, Craig Y Nos Castle. Not only does it sit high on a mountain pass in the Brecon Beacons placed perfectly for those highlands and the legendary beaches of Gower, but it also has more stories from history and myth than I can possibly fit into this natter.
We’re outdoors types here and we’re often looking for a walking, cycling or adventure base and, yes Craig Y Nos can offer that – with a plethora of outdoor activities on offer in house and nearby as well as a picturesque 40-acre country park in the grounds and easy access to the 100 mile Beacons Way. But sometimes we wind down, relax, perhaps even spend time indoors.
The castle has served time as a sanatorium offering the ‘fresh air cure’ and as a side effect of this has a ‘Nurses’ Block’ which currently houses the hostel accommodation. So you’ll be sleeping in the Nurses’ Block. Stop sniggering at the back there, Sid James! It has 11 twin and single rooms with self catering facilities but you’re also welcome to use the facilities of the castle as well! Hot tub, conservatory, period theatre, cosy wood fires. The actual definition of convivial.
But what about those stories from history and myth? Well, while you’re there, ask them about the free history tour; about the ghosts (it claims to be the most haunted castle in Wales!); and about the Arthurian Lady of the Lake.
Embrace the past at Craig Y Nos Castle with a free tour of the historic building!
August 3rd 2019
Walk among the ghosts of the past, through the hallways that once inhabited the children of the TB sanatorium, and continue onward into the past as you gaze into the faded grandeur of the famous diva Adalina Patti’s elaborate architectural style!
Find out about the famous diva Adalina Patti and the children of the Criag Y Nos TB Hospital by joining the daily History Tour.
Normally costing £10, but free to people staying in the Castle or the Nurses block Bunkhouses, the tour takes you into the ruined upper floors of the castle, the preserved Adalina Patti theatre and onto the roof with stunning views of Brecon Beacons.