The Mon & Brec Canal at Five Locks, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran The view from Mynydd Maen, above Gelligravog B&B View from Yat Rock, Wye Valley The Miners Institute, St Fagans Welsh National History Museum
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Local Information

The countryside, castles, shopping, cycling, railways, canoeing, skiing, walking, mountains, castles, swimming, books, mountain biking, good food, history, birdwatching, horse racing, jazz, golf, pony trekking, real ale.....

Whatever your interest you will find it here, just scroll down!

Of special interest are the Cambrian Way and the Cistercian Way, as both of these long distance footpaths pass by our boundary fence.

Besides the places listed below there are many local pubs and places to eat, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Places of interest | Activities

(Local transport is outlined on the Getting Here page)

Gelligravog B&B

Attractions and Places of Interest

The Bush Inn

Proper pub with real ales, open fires and good music. Hand made pizzas Tuesday and Friday evenings, exceptional curries Wednesdays, easy walking distance, quiz Sunday, see Website and facebook page.

   

The Queen

Local pub with real ales and good food, easy walking distance, quiz Thursday

   

Mon and Brec Canal

Easy walking and cycling

   

Castles of Gwent

Gwent has many castles and many more are within an hours drive.

 

 

Newport

Transporter bridge, Velodrome, Tredgar House and Park , avoid at night!

   

Abergavenny

Attractive Market Town (market Tuesdays), Food Festival (September).

12 miles

 

Blaenavon

World Heritage Site, Big Pit Mining Museum (free entry), Setting for Alexander Cordells Historic Novel "Rape of the Fair Country", Lots of industrial History. Steam Railway. Wales Booktown

10 miles

 

Caerleon

Originally the Roman Town of Isca, many Roman remains, Roman Amphitheatre.

4 miles

 

Cardiff

Bustling capital city of Wales, Cardiff Bay Area with watersports, shops and restraurants. St Fagans National History Museum.

20 miles

 

Chepstow

Old town with castle overlooking the River Wye and of course Chepstow Racecourse

15 miles

 

Cwmbrân

Popular modern town centre with free parking; Cwmbrân was one of 32 new towns established in Britain after World War II to relieve congestion and encourage development. Inaugurated in 1949, Cwmbrân can be translated as "Valley of the Crow". Don't miss Greenmeadow Community Farm.

2 miles

 

Pontypool

"Jazz in the Park", in early September,(Jazz Club every Friday in Sebastapool) artificial ski slope, Pontypool Park with The Grotto and The Folly. Jazz every friday at Torfaen Jazz Society

4 miles

 

Raglan

Raglan Castle, pleasant pubs

12 miles

 

Torfaen

Local administrative region, includes Cwmbran, Pontypool and Blaenavon

 

 

Monmouth

Was the County Town of Monmouthshire, Nelson Museum, Kymin. It's most famous sons are Henry V and Charles Rolls, of Rolls-Royce.

21 miles

 

Usk

Attractive Country Town, good pubs, riverside walks

5 miles

 

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Beautiful area for walking, canoeing, cycling or sightseeing

18 miles

 

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Activities

Internet Access

 WiFi is available throught the house

   

Cycling

Newport to Blaenavon cycle route (Sustrans route 46) following old railway line (easy gradients); Mon and Brec Canal; Taff Trail and Forest of Dean are within easy drive.

Wales National Velodrome

 

 

Mountain Biking

Mynydd Maen, adjacent to Gelligravog B&B

Cwmcarn Mountain Bike Trail (accessible by road or mountain track)

 

 

Walking

Numerous routes for people of all abilities accessible from the farm or by car. Excellent walking over Mynydd Maen and in nearby Blaen Bran Community Woodland.

The Cambrian Way (long distance footpath) passes Gelligravog Farm boundary.

The Cistercian Way also passes our boundary.

Brecon Beacons National Park extends into Torfaen (see Pontypool Park)

 

 

Canoeing

River Wye

 

 

Sailing

Llandegfedd Reservoir, day permits.

Sailing and Windsurfing courses

Newport Uskmouth Sailing Club

 

 

Fishing

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Sea Fishing

 

 

Skiing

Pontypool Ski Centre

 

 

Swimming

Pontypool Leisure Centre

Newport 25m Pool

Newport Leisure Pool with wave machine

 

 

Birdwatching

Local Area and Newport Wetlands Reserve

 

 

       

Golf

Pontnewydd Golf Course,

Many other courses nearby

 

 

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Contact Us

Phone Chris or Charmaine on 01633 871147  (0044 1633 871147 from abroard)  mobile 07584 675044

email or

Write Gelligravog Farmhouse B&B, Belle Vue Lane, Upper Cwmbran, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 5AT      top