Tel (Daytime) 01639 731167
or 01639 730205

Tel (Evening) 01639 731167

e-mail:  info@craigynoscastle.com


 Fax 01639 731077

Links to things to do

Click on the following pictures to find web-sites offering things to do.

If you have never been gorge walking before it is basically having amazing fun in rivers with the most stunning Welsh scenery as a backdrop.  You could be climbing waterfalls, crawling under slabs of rock, swimming through narrow gullies or jumping into deep pools, with some of the jumps over 25 foot high.   All you need are a pair of old trainers, some shorts and plenty of enthusiasm, we supply all the rest.   You will be kitted out with wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids and at Craig Y Nos Castle you are only 9 miles away from one of the most exciting gorge walking venues that Wales has to offer.
With some of the best instructors and equipment in the country we can take you and your group on a gorge walking adventure with jumps, swims, crawls and climbing thrills to exceed all other activities.
Contact Michael at

Gorge Walking Wales

Tel 01989 566672 Mob 07854 819412    

Blue Ocean Activities & Adventure

Blue Ocean Activities & Adventure are an Outdoor Activity Company based in South Wales, we organise Stag Activity & Adventure Weekends, School Activity Days & Holidays & Corporate Team Building Activities UK Wide.  We have a range of exciting activities to choose from including: Gorge Scrambling aka Canyoning, Surf Kayaking, Bushcraft & Survival, White Water Rafting, Coasteering and many more. We also run open events for individuals and small groups

The Beacons Spa is a luxurious health spa facility within Craig-y-Nos Castle. It is well equipped  with a full range of exercise machines, sauna, spa bath, showers and changing rooms.  info@craigynoscastle.com   

An Outdoor Pursuits break at our full equipped centre in the Brecon Beacons National Park can mean anything from a Bushcraft Weekend to a Rock Hopping Day – and lots more!
We guarantee excitement, laughter, fun and memories. Our range of fully supervised activities includes Gorge Walking, Climbing & Abseiling, Caving and Team Building.
We are also the only company in South Wales that is able to offer all of our activities exclusively through the Welsh Language. This includes Gorge Walking, Caving, Climbing, Mountain Walking and many more fun activities. 

Pentre Riding Stables Directly opposite Craig-y-Nos Castle, Pentre Riding Stables offers pony trekking in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, and riding lessons to suit any level of rider, for all ages (4+)


British Horse Society approved and a member of the Wales Trekking & Riding Association, Pentre Riding Stables has friendly and experienced staff, and can provide riding hats free of charge.
Ystradgynlais Visitor Information Centre

The National Showcaves for Wales is one of the area's major attractions. There are three different caves to explore, as well as a dinosaur park, an iron-age village, and a natural history exhibit. info@showcaves.co.uk   www.showcaves.co.uk 

Black Mountain Activities has been established in Wales since 1992 and has been providing outdoor activities and team building events such as rock climbing and white water rafting ever since.
Outdoor activities and pursuits such rock climbing, caving, open canoeing, kayaking, wet & dry gorge adventure walking, white water rafting, white water kayaking, clay shooting, archery, high level ropes course, team building, corporate events, challenge days, climbing wall, zip wire, problem solving, raft building, land carting, abseiling, orienteering, mountain biking, activity weekends, week breaks children's activity days, family holidays, multi activity breaks for singles, couples, groups, schools, youth groups, colleges and companies.
Beacons Adventure offer unique adventure activity holidays in South Wales designed to meet your outdoor activity expectations.  You can choose from one of the set courses, or they offer a tailor made package which enables you to choose the adventure activities you wish to cover. The activities take place in the Brecon Beacons or the Gower Peninsula.

For a family day out with a difference, Taff Valley Activity Centre offers an exciting new way to see the countryside. Experience the thrill and challenge of negotiating a 250cc or 90cc Honda all-terrain vehicle around our cross-country nature trail whilst enjoying some of the best views of the Taff and Rhymney Valley's.  www.adventurewales.co.uk 

The Palleg Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course. Set in 120 acres of stunning views across the Swansea Valley and Black Mountain. Visit their website.. www.palleg-golf.co.uk or email.. gc.gcgs@btconnect.com
Wales Activity Breaks links with accommodation and activity providers to create customised and bespoke short breaks in the location of your choice. You can include as much or as little as you want in your itinerary and we can suggest suitable options for your group.  http://www.walesactivitybreaks.co.uk/  email: info@walesactivitybreaks.co.uk

Make your events memorable with Incredible Ice Breaker Games and Ideas. For corporate meetings, parties, youth groups, reunions and all events.

Beacons Park Society The Beacons Park Society organise a program of walks throughout the year, all of which begin within easy travelling distance of Craig-y-Nos Castle. Details are available oin their web-site.  http://www.breconbeaconsparksociety.org/Guided%20Walks/psCurrentWalksProgramme.htm
Brecon Beacons Geopark There are interesting walks and other events to be found on the Brecon Beacons Geopark web-site pages at... http://www.breconbeacons.org/content/geopark/whats-on
  Cottrell Park near Cardiff offers excellent golfing facilities and lots of special deals for visitors.
Interactivities offers a whole range of adventure holidays for schools, youth groups, stag and hen parties and team builders. All types of outdoor activities are available.    fred@interactivities.fsnet.co.uk   www.interactivities-uk.com
Cefn-yr-Erw is a local animal sanctuary specialising in the rescue and care of Primates. As well as Chimpanzees, Baboons, Gibbons, Capucins, Marmosets and other monkeys they have wolves, capybaras, porcupines and lots of other animals for the public to see.   desk@cefn-yr-erw.co.uk    www.cefn-yr-erw.co.uk 
Riding Holidays, Trail Riding and Pony Trekking for all the family and all ages, in the superb Welsh mountain riding country of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Lessons Available.

http://www.tregoydriding.co.uk/

Hire a Canadian Canoe or a Kayak and discover the tranquil beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles, and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles.  jim@canoehire.co.uk  www.canoehire.co.uk  
If you enjoy sea angling take a trip out of Bury Port with an experienced local fisherman. Fish some of South Wales' best sea angling venues from a well appointed boat. 
boatfishingwales@hotmail.com     www.boatfishingwales.com
Enjoy a walking holiday in Wales organised by Celtic Trails Walking Holidaysthe leading walk organiser in Wales. We organise independent self-guided walking holidays (hiking tours) with baggage and luggage transfer, Weekend Breaks, Single centre holidays and Guided tours in Wales.
Celtic Trails also offer the best of National and Long-Distance Trails across Britain. Walking ancient Celtic trails and old drovers routes you follow spectacular Coastal trails, Coast to Coast walks, Island circuits, and hill and mountain routes, or a selection of shorter fulfilling and interesting walking breaks in superb locations.
Award winning Cwmfforest Riding Centre, the home of Trans Wales Trails, offers the competent adult rider a choice of horse riding holidays in some of the most beautiful and undiscovered parts of the Welsh countryside. riding@transwales.com  www.transwales.com 
Mountain and Water based near Hay, Crickhowell and Swansea, surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountans and Gower Peninsula, are well-placed to offer courses and outdoor activities.    pam@mountainandwater.co.uk  www.mountainandwater.co.uk 
Llanthony Riding and Trekking is based at Court Farm, next to Llanthony Priory, in the middle of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. It offers a choice of riding experiences from simple trekking for novices, to hacking for the confident rider. 
CourtFarm@Llanthony.co.uk    www.llanthony.co.uk 
"Bicycle Beano holidays are cycling idealism come true – the tours combine the best countryside in Wales, the quietest roads, gorgeous accommodation and a superb bounty of home-made vegetarian food." – The Sunday Times
Cantref Riding Centre was established over 40 yrs ago. Still run by the same family. it offers trekking, hacking, horse riding, riding lessons and trail riding. There is a bunkhouse, camping, play zone and cafe on site.  cantref@btconnect.com  www.cantref.com 
Bryn Bach Park has 340 acres of grass and woodland centered around a 36 acre lake. Mountain biking and windsurfing are popular sporting activities in this lovely setting close to Tredegar.  parcbrynbach@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk http://www.aboutbritain.com/BrynBachCountryPark.htm 
Cambrian cruisers hire out house boats on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which wends its way through the lovely countryside of Brecon Beacons National Park.   cambrian@talk21.com   www.cambriancruisers.co.uk 
The Play Barn - an exciting indoor children's soft play facility. Children's Parties are catered for and prices include hot food and drinks with a minimum of 8 children in a Party.    admin@brynich.co.uk    www.brynich.co.uk/playbarn 
Big Pit was a working coalmine until it closed in 1980. In 1983 it became a museum of the South Wales mining industry and later became incorporated into the National Museum and Galleries of Wales as the National Mining Museum of Wales. Peter.Walker@museumwales.co.uk   www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/ 
Ashford House Open Garden has plants for sale. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. It is a completely walled and has herbaceous and shrub borders, fruit trees, vegetables, wild woodland and a water garden.  tel 01874 676271   www.visitourbeacons.com/servopga.htm 
The Chocolate Factory is situated in Swansea and offers tours of its factory and buy chocolate from the factory shop.  Its a great trip for all the family or groups.  Children and adults alike will love the hands on experience!.  Click on the picture to visit the website for more information.
Cantref open farm has a play barn and play zone, cafe. horse riding and a selection of a accommodation on site.   cantref@btconnect.com   www.cantref.com
Wales Outdoors, THE adventure activity provider. We want you to have the best time when you are with us and we are positive that you will. Call us or e - mail us at any time leading up to your event to discuss your proposed itinerary. You will find that our level of kit issue is second to none and that you will be as well cared for during and after your stay as you were when we were taking your booking.
We will tailor make any package and will never sell an activity that we know is not usually available or suitable.
www.walesoutdoors.co.uk   email: enquiries@walesoutdoors.co.uk

Other Activity Links

Find out about lots more events in and around Craig-y-Nos Castle and plan your stay.

West Wales Web offers a comprehensive introduction to Wales including Welsh language, culture, places to stay, , historic towns & villages, travelling to Wales, and lots more useful information.

Team for a Day

A unique team building experience carried out at your venue by our specialists guarantees a really worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
Gower Coast Adventures provide breathtaking interactive tours of the South Gower Coast, leaving passengers with unforgettable memories. See the animals and birds as well as exciting caves and local history.
Gower Explorer visits many places of interest along the south Gower coast. You’ll enjoy spectacular scenery, dramatic cliffs, shoreline forest, some of the most beautiful sandy beaches (some that stretch for miles)
The Wern

The Wern B&B for Horse and Rider. Bring your horse on holiday. Overlooking Llangorse Lake we offer evening meals using home produce. Enjoy our garden which we open under the National Garden Scheme. Surveyed and mapped riding routes provided as part of the service.  

The West and Wales Web

A specialist directory and information site for South and West Wales which details places of interest, accommodation, attractions, local history, the Welsh language and other useful information for visitors to Wales.
Brecon is the old county town of Brecnockshire and local administrative centre. Situated on the lovely river Usk it has lots of olde world charm and is famous for the Brecon Jazz Festival which is held every August.
Top Gun Paintballing organise and oversee paint-balling, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking activities. They have their own private activity area in South Wales and provide all the necessary equipment and safety supervision.
The BMW Enduro Park at Severn Sisters hosts off road motor-biking courses and is also used by car rally teams for testing and training. It offers over 200 acres of challenging off-road terrain.
Fishing in Kite Country.co.uk is a good source of information for all visitors to Wales. As well as details of fishing in the Brecon Beacons area the site has lots of other useful information on Wales.
Sports-Arena.com is a comprehensive resource for all types of sporting activities. Their pages on cycling are particularly interesting for people wishing get out into the countryside.
At the Crynant Shooting Ground in the lovely Dulais Valley in South Wales, Eurotrap offer sporting, olympic skeet, DTL, ABT, trench and eurotrap shooting. The web site gives details of times and events.  
Bestwalks.com is a directory dedicated to walking in the British Isles. It provides details of books, web-sites, accommodation, maps, walking gear and other useful information for anyone interested in walking.

Victoria Pier Angling

The Victoria Pier Angling web-site not only has lots of useful fishing information on the Colwyn Bay area in North Wales, but also publishes links to many other angling clubs around Wales. It is a useful resource for anyone interested in fresh water or salt water angling.
Castles Unlimited is dedicated to the promotion and study of British Castles. It was formed in recognition of the necessity to preserve these relics of history. Its goals are educating and stimulating people to explore the castles for themselves.
Swansea City Opera... was established in May 2004 as a mid-scale opera touring company with assistance from The City and County Council of Swansea. The touring schedule and other details are available on the web-site.
The Patti Theatre... at Craig-y-Nos Castle became the home of Opera School Wales in 2002, although the School is now in its eighteenth year. It provides post graduate training for talented young artists and arranges opera training courses and master-classes. You can see the Patti Theatre Web-site by clicking on the heading below.