A 35 mile long stretch of the original canal, most of which is in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Today it is a recreational haven but its original purpose was to serve as an industrial network for iron and coal. The Canal now runs from Brecon in a south easterly direction passing Crickhowell and Abergavenny and onto 5 Locks Road in Cwmbran.
Places of interest along its length include Theatre Basin in Brecon – home to Theatr Bryncheiniog, the village of Pencelli – where you can enjoy a meal and a pint at the Royal Oak on the main street, the Ashford Tunnel at 370 years long and Goytre Wharf amongst others.
The old tow path is great for walkers and cyclists and offers a chance for those without sea legs to explore the canal and its surroundings. Day trips are available on canal boats from Brecon which last for 2.5 hours and depart from Canal Wharf.
More information on The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal:
Theatre Basin on the Brecon Canal
Sculpture at Goytre Wharf
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