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Narrowboat Accommodation in the Brecon Beacons

Accommodation in Narrowboats in the Brecon Beacons on the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal.

In its thirty-three mile meander through seven villages to Brecon the 'Mon & Brec' rises only sixty feet through six locks, remarkable considering the mountainous terrain. It follows the valley of the River Usk, though the canal is often perched far up the hillside with views of the river far below. Nearly all of its route lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area noted for its often spectacular scenery, excellent for walking or general exploration.

Above Gilwern the canal passes through a village every four miles (useful for supplies or pubs). Its route is high on the hillside above the river, winding through wooded hillsides until five locks in a tranquil sylvan setting lift it fifty feet higher up the valley. Some spectacular views, a tunnel and lifting bridges follow until the Brecon Beacons can be seen to the west rising to three thousand feet, with the Black Mountains to the East. At Brynach the canal crosses the Usk on a substantial four-arched aqueduct before rising through one last lock to the level that leads into the old market-town of Brecon where a large basin provides excellent moorings.

Below Gilwern the canal maintains a level high on the side of the hills, at times making horse-shoe bends and passing on aqueducts over rushing mountain streams. For a time the River Usk is closer to the canal, its course through Abergavenny visible far below. The villages are away from the canal, and the general impression is one of remote peacefulness.

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Castle Narrowboats, Church Road Wharf, Gilwern, Monmouthshire
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Castle Narrowboats, Church Road Wharf, Gilwern, MonmouthshireCastle Narrowboats offers you the choice of our fleet of modern, comfortable, diesel or electric canal boats, in which you can enjoy as much - or as little - of the canal as you please.

Weekly hire or short breaks, either over a weekend or mid-week, are available.

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Castle Narrowboats, Church Road Wharf, Gilwern, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 OEP 01873 830001 info@castlen
Road House Narrowboats, Main Road, Gilwern, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Road House Narrowboats, Main Road, Gilwern, Abergavenny, MonmouthshireRoad House Narrowboats are a small family business - with only four boats we can assure you of our closest attention at all times, and any support you feel you may need, particularly if canal boating is new to you. We have ourselves been canal enthusiasts for many years, and are very happy to talk to you about our boats or the canal if you care to call.

We can promise you:
Spectacular scenery through South Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park
Plenty to do, to see and to visit for a memorable week's holiday aboard
Comfortable, fully equipped modern narrowboats, central heated
Beginners and experienced enthusiasts equally welcomed
Full tuition & support throughout your holiday with us.
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Road House Narrowboats, Main Road, Gilwern, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 0AS 01873 830240 enquiries@
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