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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
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beautiful walk

Pleasant walk to Brecon along canal, super views of Pen-y-Fan.Also walked to Llangyndr via... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
buntyTestValley
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Test Valley
Great Holiday with Country Crafts

We've just returned from a 7 day 'cruise' of the Brecon and Monmouth canal with Country Crafts. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
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Greater Manchester, 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to have a week on a narrowboat on the Mon. and Brec. Canal, considered to be one of the most scenic of Britain's canals. Having done some research, we chose to rent our narrowboat from Road House Narrowboats, based in...More

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The canal it's self is great it's got fantastic surroundings... We hired a canoe for the day from goytre wharf, they do different size canoes to fit 1 to 4 people...they also hire day boats.. Steady paddle up to Abergavenny and back will take a...More

Thank chaffy73
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We walked from Brecon to Pencelli along the canal and over the Usk aqeduct on a very sunny day. Lots of wildlife, cyclists and walkers. Finished at the pub and caught the bus back to Brecon. (Check the times as not many buses). A lovely...More

1  Thank invisible2016
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Travelled on this canal for a week, pretty quiet and easily navigable with plenty of pubs and stops off points, wildlife was good, very relaxing

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

As first timers to narrowboat holidays, Nigel and Sally were tremendously supportive throughout with their very personal care. Nothing seemed too much trouble for them. The boat was well equipped with all we needed. The thorough handover was very much appreciated and the instruction manual...More

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a week on ‘The Queen’. All four of us were narrowboat novices but found the trip very relaxing. The boat was perfect for four people and well equiped with plenty of storage space. Nigel and Sally were knowledgeable and attentive and provide...More

Thank Graham G
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chriscppaul
2 June 2018|
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Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.
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slubjub
10 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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Joanne R
18 November 2017|
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