'Most luxurious campsite ever' has 'perfect, cosy' pub just minutes from the gate

The Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park
-Credit: (Image: Pencelli Castle)

The Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park in the heart of the Welsh countryside within the Brecon Beacons National Park has won high praise from campers, described as "as near to perfect as you can get". Tucked away just four miles east of Brecon, this peaceful haven delivers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

From walking and cycling to mountain biking, pony trekking, canoeing and bird-watching, this multi-award-winning park offers something for everyone.

In addition to its numerous natural attractions, the park is located a stone's throw from a 'perfect' pub and is within easy reach of some of the region's most popular sites. Well situated, clean and comfortable, it's an incredible campsite close to some of the best attractions in the area.

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Cantref Adventure Farm
Meet the animals at Cantref Adventure Farm that's less than 10 minutes away -Credit:Cantref Farm

The Cantref Adventure Farm, which features indoor play areas, horse riding, animal feeding, pet handling, a cafe and VIP animal experiences, is just 10 minutes away.

For those who enjoy stretching their legs, the campsite towpath leads straight to a wealth of historical Welsh sites. Following this trail takes visitors to the historic Brinoer Tramroad, the scenic Talybont Reservoir, or the quaint market town of Brecon. Here, travellers can explore unique shops, museums, a cathedral, and even stop at the iconic Hills Restaurant, known across the country for serving up some of Wales' best burgers.

Hills, Brecon
The campsite is within walking distance of the 'best burgers in Wales' -Credit:Hills Brecon

Cycling enthusiasts can hit the Taff Cycle Trail that sweeps by the park's entrance, while those looking to reconnect with urban life will find a bus route to Cardiff and Abergavenny conveniently nearby.

Following a day of adventure in the surrounding areas, a refreshing pint might be just what's needed. Fortunately, the campsite is a stone's throw from a "perfect" village pub that hides an unexpected delight behind its doors.

The Royal Oak in Pencelli is the epitome of cosiness on a brisk evening, and when the weather warms up, patrons can enjoy a beer in the garden just a few steps from the Brecon and Monmouthshire canals.

As you savour a pint or indulge in some hearty pub fare, watch the narrowboats glide gently past before returning to the campsite to settle in for the night.

The campsite itself boasts a flawless five-star rating on Tripadvisor, with visitors praising its prime location as well as its "clean and tidy" condition.

A thrilled visitor left a glowing five-star review, they said: "This site is such a hidden gem. We try to come here as often as we can. The views are spectacular, with a pub just on your doorstep. There isn't anything you can fault about it."

Another camper said: "This is the most luxurious campsite I have ever stayed at. Even fresh flowers in the toilet/shower block! Beautiful setting and perfect location."

The park offers accommodation options including touring caravans, motorhomes, and tents spread across three scenic fields. It also boasts an award-winning facility block and a well-maintained children's play park located just outside the main camping areas.

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