Attractions and Events

Attractions and Events

Llanilid self-catering cottages lie within a 15 minute reach of local market towns such as Brecon and Llandovery. The cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff and the magnificent Gower coastline and Swansea are all within an hour's drive away. The stunning countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park provides a vast array of all year round attractions to suit every taste.

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Arts and Culture - Discover the all-year mid Wales arts and culture scene. With such inspiring surroundings, many artists and craftspeople live and work in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Visit the many galleries, studios and exhibitions and experience the broad range of performing arts found at the theatres and art centres. Brecon's waterfront theatre offers an amazing  programme of events to suit all tastes. 

Food and Drink - Whether  packing a picnic or preparing a barbecue or an evening meal, the network of farmers' markets  offer a wide variety of local produce to choose from.  Brecon Farmers' Market is held every second Saturday of the month from 10am - 2pm in the town's Market Hall.  The many individual shops also sell local produce, ranging from fruity bara brith and welsh cakes to seasonal vegetables and locally produced meat. 

You can buy our own naturally produced organic lamb and beef from the award winning Graig Farm . Alternatively, a numbe rof local providers offer a variety of hampers, full of locally produced wholesome food and drink. Please enquire with us when you book and you can order online and receive delivery  to Llanilid Cottages before your arrival.

When eating out, all styles are catered for.  Close at hand, you can enjoy home-baked lunches, cakes and a selection of teas and coffees at the Trecastle Tea Rooms. Also in nearby Trecastle lies the traditional Castle Coaching Inn offering good quality bar and restaurant meals. Only a short distance away, the wider area offers a wide selection of restaurants, gastropubs, bistros and cafes; just down the road are traditional country pubs, such as The Lion and Shoemakers Arms and the Pen-Y-Cae Inn. For another unforgettable dining experience, try the award winning  The Griffin Felinfach just outside Brecon.

 Festivals and Events - Major events and local festivals, contemporary and traditional music, dance and literature, country agricultural shows and large scale sporting events are all on the doorstep.  Immerse yourself in the internationally renowned Hay Festival of Literature. Experience a real taste of Welsh culture and visit one of the many local Eisteddfodau (music and literature festivals) or in August take a trip to the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Ebbw Vale. Enjoy  the sights and sounds of the Royal Welsh Show, which showcases the best of country life.  Take in a day at the races at one of the  many trotting events held in the area from Easter to September

Heritage - The area surrounding Llanilid Cottages is steeped in history.  In 2005, this area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, was awarded Geopark status, one of only 29 Geoparks in Europe. Explore this unique landscape by following one of the many "Geotrails" taking place attend the special events planned for Geopark Fortnight

Learn about the area's unique heritage in the Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery which hosts collections of  archaeology, social history and contemporary art. Experience "past times" by visiting an iron hill fort, Britain's only known  Roman gold mine at Dolaucothi or the Brecon Beacons' ultimate romantic ruin - Carreg Cennen Castle

Gardens - You can visit the area's spectacular gardens. Experience "Capability" Brown's landscaping on a grand scale at the National Trust's Dinefwr, Llandeilo. Nearby Aberglasney is a surviver of the 16th and 17th centuries while the National Botanic Garden of Wales is a garden pointing to the future.

Attractions for all the family - Whatever the weather, the Brecon Beacons offers enough to occupy  all ages.  Just down the road visit  Dan yr Ogof , the award winning National Showcaves of Wales and the Craig Y Nos Country Park. The Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre at Mynydd Illtyd, Cantref Adventure Farm and Brecon Mountain Railway all are just a short distance away. For the thrill seekers, Llangorse Multi Activity Centre offers activities for everyone.



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