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An ancient market town at the gateway to the Black Mountains

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Pwll-y-Wrach waterfall

Talgarth is a riverside market town sitting in the shadow of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break to simply soak up the beauty of the scenic Black Mountains or a more action-packed getaway, Talgarth has something to offer everyone.

Make the most of this walker’s paradise by exploring its ancient woodland, soaring mountains and legendary waterfalls. The first weekend in May welcomes the annual Talgarth Walking Festival, which provides the perfect opportunity to traverse the diverse terrain.

The Black Mountains

If you prefer two wheels, Talgarth is the only location in the Brecon Beacons National Park with a black-graded mountain bike route of 32 miles. Bikers are spoilt for choice with a fantastic range of routes to taste some real mountains. Alternatively, saddle up for another fun way to admire the breath-taking landscape at one of the many riding and trekking centres in the area.

For something special, soar above the Welsh countryside in a glider at Black Mountains Gliding Club. This premier gliding site offers trial lessons to give you a unique birds eye view over the Black Mountains ridge, an experience not to miss!

Within Talgarth you will find a small but interesting array of shops selling local produce and handmade crafts. When it comes to finding somewhere to eat there is plenty of choice with cafes serving light snacks, restaurants offering gourmet meals, traditional pub food and takeaways.

At the heart of the town is Melin Talgarth Mill, a restored 18th century flour mill. Powered by the flow of the River Ellywe, it offers guided tours, a café serving seasonal foods and delicious baked treats, and a gift shop where you can purchase the stone-ground flour made on site. There is even the chance to have a go at making your own flour using the hand-driven mill in their Millers Experience package.

“Talgarth is a hub for outdoor activities from gentle countryside walks to adrenaline packed mountain biking or soaring above the mountains in a glider”

Unwind at the Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve, an enchanting ancient woodland with dramatic waterfalls, a network of woodland paths and the spectacular ‘Witches Pool’. Although wonderful all year round, it is particularly striking in spring when bluebells carpet the woodland floor. Take a brisk walk for about ten minutes from the reserve and discover some local history at Bronllys Castle; a former Norman fortress with impressive views overlooking the River Llynfi.

"Explore its ancient woodland, soaring mountains and legendary waterfalls..."

Just four miles from Talgarth lies the beautiful Llangorse Lake. Enjoy the largest natural lake in South Wales by taking to the water with a range of water sports on offer including sailing and kayaking. It is a haven for wildlife and birdwatching, and you might even be lucky enough to glimpse one of Brecon’s famous Red Kites.

With so much beauty to discover in this picturesque part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, have a browse of our Talgarth cottages to start planning your adventures.

While you’re there

Bronllys Castle

Admire stunning views from this former Norman fortress.

Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve

Get your camera ready and enjoy a relaxing walk at this scenic spot.

Melin Talgarth Mill

Take a tour around the flour mill and hear the story of its fascinating history and renovation.

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