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Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite

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General

  • Riverside pub campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Campfires encouraged: just bring your own firewood
  • Direct access to the Beacons Way; Dan-yr-Ogof Caves within a mile

Welsh river and Welsh wander: small and friendly Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite is a riverside site in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with direct access to the Beacons Way footpath, the 95-mile trail meandering through the park up to the highest peak in the Black Mountains, Fan-Brycheiniog, and the Brecons's glacier lakes.

And as you might wish when staying in such a walkable place, Tafarn-Y-Garreg has a cosy pub too… It's a mountain-style chalet, serving food in the evening and a wide range of fine brews such as lagers, ales and ciders to have in front of the fire after a long day's tramp.

The camping field is shaded by trees and is a short stroll from the site amenities of a portaloo and a shower hut (flushing toilets are across the road in the pub). And as you might also wish on a site with a wild camping vibe such as this, campfires are fully encouraged, so do bring along bagfuls of marshmallows and several packs of bangers.


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9

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  75% described as Walkers' paradise ?

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Really nice setting, couple of great pubs and a lot of good walking04/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Sute and proximity to walks/village

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Nature27/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nature

    Disliked: 

    No access to hot water, toilets provided was very dirty

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Great pub with good beer, good and friendly welcome. Lovely …20/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (four man)
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  • Liked: 

    Great pub with good beer, good and friendly welcome. Lovely location by river and good facilities.

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The atmosphere at Tafarn-Y-Garreg campsite was excellent. All of the …27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJared B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The atmosphere at Tafarn-Y-Garreg campsite was excellent. All of the staff we met were helpful, the other campers were very chilled out, and the convenience of a pub across the road; all this combined for a very relaxing stay.
    The pitches were only marked by firepits, but this allowed us to adjust our tents to the perfect layout for us.
    The helpful firepits meant everyone had a campfire through the night, which was very cosy and warm.

    Disliked: 

    The portaloo ran out of rinse before the evening was up, and it did start to smell quite bad through the night.

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great site, simple, beautiful and topped off with a nice pub27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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    We loved the relaxed feeling, pub was great. The setting is small and beautiful, next to the stream and well sheltered with readymade fire pits.
    We will be back again :-)

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Great location and some really nice pitches by the river. …27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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  • Liked: 

    Great location and some really nice pitches by the river. Pub was friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities on the site were poor though adequate facilities were available on the other side of the road

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Nice quiet campsite. Good location. Flat pitch26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet campsite. Good location. Flat pitch

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- Friendly welcome at the pub, ask about local activities/sites …18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Friendly welcome at the pub, ask about local activities/sites
    - Great location, river running down side
    - Surrounded by trees so blocks a lot of welsh weather out
    - Start of the

    Disliked: 

    Only toilet on the actual field was a port-a-loo, which some people might not enjoy much, however there is a 24 hour toilet open at the pub over the road which is free to use

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Beautiful sheltered site with clean facilities,perfect spot to explore15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (four man)
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    What a hidden gem! Beautiful quirky little campsite. Loved the campfires, the stream everything. The pub just over the road is lovely, we had a meal there on our last night, Terry the chef is fantastic 👌🏻
    Owner Andy and family very welcoming,
    We will definitely be back next year 😊

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Good site with basic facilities, hot shower, great access to trails12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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  • Liked: 

    Easy to check in, plenty of space and fire pits to choose from with plenty of bushes and trees to give privacy. Lovely location by the river and immediate access to Brecons walking trails. Pub directly across the road was lovely and cosy, good beer and although we didn't eat there the food looked great.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloo was pretty dirty and didn't flush but was always stocked with toilet paper and disinfectant and there was also a 24hr loo over the road at the pub. An outdoor tap with drinking water or dish washing water would have been helpful.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Pen-y-Cae, Pen-y-cae, Glamorgan, Wales, SA9 1GS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8412°N 3.6727°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 13.3 miles
Railway Station — 13.6 miles
Bus Station — 14.2 miles
Train stations
Llangadog Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Llanwrda Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Llandovery Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 19.2 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 23.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Are you a superhero fan? Have a heroic hike up to the nearby Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in south Wales and used as the cover for the Batcave in The Dark Knight Rises. (It's easy to find from here: ask the amiable Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite owner to point you on your way.)

Slightly more gently, Tafarn-Y-Garreg has direct access to the 95 miles of the Beacons Way, running through the national park up to the mountains via woodland, moorland and farmland. It's a trail for experienced hikers and is only waymarked on the woodland stretches, so bring a compass and an Ordnance Survey map of the Brecon Beacons National Park if you want to give it a serious tackle.

The 11 miles of the Dan-yr-Ogof Caves or National Showcaves Centre for Wales are under a mile away. Once named as the greatest natural wonder in Britain, the caves are now part of a big family complex with dinosaurs, a shire horse centre and farm, playgrounds and more.

For a bit of fishing, head to the fly fishing of the Crai Reservoir, a wild brown trout fishery with full access to its stony banks.

Must see

  • National Showcaves of Wales (1.0 miles)
  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (8.4 miles)
  • Aberdulais Falls (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (12.1 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (14.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite? Are you a superhero fan? Have a heroic hike up to the nearby Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in south Wales and used as the cover for the Batcave in The Dark … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tafarn-Y-Garreg Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 11 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 a.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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