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

Call Reception on 01639 730725

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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News & Offers from Craig Y Nos Castle

Limited availability at Craig-y-Nos Castle in 2021

April 28th 2021

We will soon be establishing some Special Offer Dates where we can offer Dinner Bed and Breakfast and possibly Ghost Tours – accommodation will only be available on these pre arranged dates, as other dates are booked by weddings.

Updates are available here.  Craig Y Nos Castle sits in the Brecon Beacons. The Nurses Block can be booked on a daily or a room basis. It can also be booked sole use as group accommodation. Offering B&B or self-catering, the choice is yours. The castle provides hearty meals, cosy evenings by the wood burning stoves and a free history tour. Superior B&B rooms are available in the castle.



Have your magical moment captured in a truly magical location!

November 25th 2020

Craig Y Nos Castle caters for weddings and stag/hen weekends in the wonderful wild Brecon Beacons.

With the castle nestled in a truly enchanting location, let your heart lift you away into the magic of the blissful day… Meanwhile your guests can revel in the exquisite meals and scrumptious deserts for your wedding day at Craig Y Nos Castle, and enjoy a drink, as the castle also provides accommodation.

Craig Y Nos Castle - Wedding Venue - Independent hostel

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.

log burner and lounge at craig y nos castle on The Beacons Way

Latest Blog about Craig Y Nos Castle

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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