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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
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we walked brecon to tal-y-bont and it was a lovely walk, few locks to watch canal barges go thru

really nice easy level walk, nice pub on the way, good for the dog and us, and you can divert down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew W
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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I had always wanted to do a canal boat trip. Chose 'Country Fair', a small, two berth boat from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen R
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
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Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice easy level walk, nice pub on the way, good for the dog and us, and you can divert down to the river usk

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always wanted to do a canal boat trip. Chose 'Country Fair', a small, two berth boat from Country Craft at Llangynidr. Robert, Olwyn and Ashley were fantastic; responsive to questions, stored our luggage, instructed us on how to use our boat, called a...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful walk along the tow path. There are information boards placed at various points. The scenery is lovely and it is great to watch the boats come and go. The birdlife is also very good.

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic walks along the side of the canal. into brecon one way and off to the east to lovely views.

Thank charlieTourer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented a narrow boat from Road House Narrowboats in early June 2017 and had a great week messing about on the water. Nigel and Sally provide a good service and explain the ins and outs of canalling very well. This stretch of canal is...More

Thank Craigeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk nice or cycle and shady for the dogs too great to watch the canal boats and the wildlife

Thank odb30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from 5 fantastic days on the Mon/Brec Booked with cambrian cruisers on Derryn, camila was so helpful in booking up this boat. The boat was full of surprises, being only 1 year old it was fantastic, clean modern and very spacious, lots...More

Thank Mick G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Booked with this company for my partners 50th!Amazing time on a mini break canal boat spotlessly clean could not fault the scenary from crickhowell to breacon.The tunnel on the way is a must. Amazing experience with fab weather:-)

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We've just returned from our first ever narrow boat holiday and to say it was different to any other holiday is an understatement but in the best way possible. We chose roadhouse as it was a smaller family run company and reading up on it...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We returned this morning from a wonderful 4 days on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. We sailed about 22 miles from Gilwern to Brecon and back and every yard was enchanting, from the reflections in the mirror-like surface of the canal in the early mornings,...More

Thank Richard B
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