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Nice walk with the family

Lovely to see the barges while strolling along the canal. Lovely scenery and some great watering... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Kevin M
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Relaxing holiday

A beautifully relaxing time on a lovely part of Wales. I can recommend Canal narrow boats to anyone... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Lincolnshire, 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.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Lovely to see the barges while strolling along the canal. Lovely scenery and some great watering holes along the way. Passed loads of people so not a secret on how peaceful and enjoyable it can be

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

A beautifully relaxing time on a lovely part of Wales. I can recommend Canal narrow boats to anyone that is looking for a relaxing no rush holiday, the boat was very well equipped clean. We Had instructions on how to handle the boat. And the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

we walked from the Brecon basin to the Viaduct, the path was busy with walkers and cyclists but everyone was polite and considerate, the fact there was no litter was remarkable and a credit to whoever looks after the path. we saw herons and ducks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

If you are in the Brecon area and are looking for a good wheelchair friendly trail, I can recommend parking at the theatre in Brecon and follow the canal footpath for 2.1 miles up to a lock. There is also a bridge very close to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We (2 couples) hired a narrow boat from "Castle Narrow boats" in Gilwern. The reception we received was very warm and genuine and the hour long tuition was informative and essential as it was our first time. I didn't take too long to get used...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Start at the far end of Llangynidr but walk along the River heading towards Crichowell you eventually come to a small tarmacked lane if you follow this it will take you to the Monmth/Brecon canal and you can then walk back to Llangynidr coming off...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Just returned from a few days on Princess. Very comfortable and well equipped boat that was easy to handle. The canal is beautiful – we went both ways from Gilwern and enjoyed every minute of our trip. We never left the boat preferring to eat...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely week on board The Lady, just right for 2 people. A real get away from it all type of holiday which although taken at a leisurely pace requires teamwork to make it work and gives a nice sense of achievement when you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gillandtony
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Just spent a week on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal on narrow boat Mair from Cambrian Cruisers. Fortunate to have beautiful weather to see the glorious scenery. The hire company was brilliant, based nearer Brecon than the others. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Information...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank RachelsGrandma
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Hired a narrow boat from Cambrian Cruisers 13-16th April , totally ideal way to see the beauty of part of this canal . First time sailing a narrow boat for all of us, but we soon got the hang of it and tackled tunnels and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ewan c
November 15, 2018|
Response from DevonNobles | Reviewed this property |
We hired from Road House Narrowboats. They have a very informative website. They were great!
August 7, 2018|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes and picnic areas, it's lovely well worth it!
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Beacons A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.