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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
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Road House Narrowboats: We had a fantastic time

We were three sisters and all novices. Road House Narrowboats and the Mon Brec Canal ensured that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Munich, Germany
Wonderful trip

We cruised along the Brecon canal aboard Dragonfly as part of an organised group and thoroughly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pontypridd, 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
+44 1873 830240
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Reviewed yesterday

We were three sisters and all novices. Road House Narrowboats and the Mon Brec Canal ensured that our first time on a canal boat was all that we had hoped for and more. Sally (I assume) has ensured that the boats are extremely well equipped...More

Thank tinlizzy57
Reviewed yesterday

We cruised along the Brecon canal aboard Dragonfly as part of an organised group and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We arrived at the boarding area a little early which allowed time to visit the coffee shop on the 'dock' and sit outside to enjoy the...More

Thank cymraes191267
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the national park and drove by the canal. We were surprised by how narrow it was. Saw several canal boats travel through several of the many locks. The canal also travels over the river via an aqueduct. The scenery is beautiful. We...More

Thank rjrobbin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week on the Mon and Brec canal in the middle of July 2017 – not sure what inspired us to make this choice – but the reviews looked interesting and being a “closed” canal the expectation was for little traffic – plus...More

2  Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a small boat for a half day outing, stopped off to go to 'The Three Horseshoes'. The whole experience was perfect, beautiful scenery, nice and relaxing. The boat was in great condition and booking was straight forward, highly recommend. Thank you Ben!

Thank 100casualtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Talybont on Usk for 3 days in July. During that time I cycled (slowly!) to Abergavenny and back and then from Brecon to Pencelli and back. It was perfect! The towpath is very well maintained which made the whole experience very pleasant....More

Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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

Thank charlieTourer
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sharon s
27 July 2017|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
No there is no requirement for a license. And good instructions are given to help you 'drive' the canal boat.