Craig-y-Nos Castle Hotel


Brecon Road, Pen-y-cae, Powys, SA9 1GL
Tel: +44 (0) 1639 731167 Email:
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Craig-y-Nos Castle Hotel proudly stands in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The hotel offers bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as a self catering option. It also provides a wonderful wedding or conference venue.


Dating from 1843, the castle has been transformed into a quality hotel with accommodation and reception facilities for weddings and conferences.

With its stunning location and the carefully preserved ambience of a Welsh castle, Craig-y-Nos offers visitors a unique experience, whether it be just enjoying an overnight stay, or as a guest at a major function.

The castle has several bars and comfortable lounges. Our dining and entertainment facilities cater for wedding and conference parties of all sizes. The Castle is licensed for civil weddings in both the opera house and the breakfast room. Drinks and refreshments are available throughout the day.

Craig-y-Nos would also like to announce that the conservatory has now been restored and it is looking amazing, and all are welcome for weddings, functions and events…..Please see

Craig Y Nos Castle
Accommodation. The Castle has lots of accommodation, with more being added all the time, as old rooms and buildings are refurbished.

The First Floor of the Atrium Block – accommodates up to 38 people

Part of the castle. 15 luxury en-suites. We offer two family apartments (sleep up to fifteen people between the two), one family room (sleeps up to five people), a Bridal Suite (comes courtesy with a bottle of House sparkling wine) and 11 double en-suite rooms. Three of our double en-suite rooms are large enough to have an extra bed added. The new en-suites are all of a high standard.

Craig Y Nos Castle

The Ground Floor of the Atrium Block – accommodates up to 16 people

Part of the castle. 2 disabled en-suites. Each disabled room has a double bed and a single bed, disabled bathrooms and ramps into the room. We also offer two family apartments which sleep up to ten people between the two, one apartment has a double bedroom and lounge area with sofa bed and the other apartment comprises of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a lounge room with a sofa bed.

The Nurses Block – accommodates up to 21 people

Ten basic double rooms – more properly described as ‘hostel standard’ rather than hotel standard. These are not en-suite but all rooms have wash basins. There is also a small single room for one person B&B. NB: There are loos, showers, a disabled bathroom, and a large TV lounge/ diner with kitchen for tea & coffee. The Nurses Block is ideal for parties and organised groups, or as overflow rooms for large group bookings and weddings. NB: The even numbered rooms are larger than ‘odd’ numbered rooms.

Dormitory – accommodates up to 50 people

The dormitory can sleep up to 33 people and consists of tri-bunk beds which have single beds situated over small double beds priced at a per person, per night rate. The dormitory is near the loo’s however there is a short distance to walk to the showers. Our dormitory is best suited for younger people ‘having a party’, stags and hen parties etc, or as overflow only for large groups when all our other rooms are full. It is not recommended for older guests and is best described as ‘basic’.

Craig Y Nos Castle
The Castle and surrounding park were the former estate of ADELINA PATTI the world famous opera singer who, at the turn of the twentieth century, was one of the world’s most famous and highest paid entertainers. This remarkable lady entertained royalty and heads of state including Queen Victoria. Today the memories of the lady herself and her momentous times are woven into the very fabric of the castle. Operas are staged in the Patti Theatre throughout the year.

Ghost Watch Tours:

Old castles with their links to the past often conjure up pictures of ghosts and paranormal events. Craig-y-Nos Castle is no exception and has established a reputation amongst “ghost watchers” who have experienced the special aura which captivates all those who sense it. As the former home of Opera Diva Adelina Patti who was embalmed in its cellars, and later as a T.B Hospital where many succumbed to their illness, the Castle has a rich history of both dramatic and tragic events. A number of television programs have been made of the paranormal activities at Craig-y-Nos Castle and there has been so much interest from people wanting to experience them themselves that we now organise “Ghost Watch Tours”. Participants can now record and share their experiences whilst staying in The Castle overnight. More details on our website.

The lovely setting of Craig-y-Nos Castle makes it an ideal centre for artists. Painting Breaks and Holidays are a popular feature of our activity program.

Craig-y-Nos Castle is ideally located as a centre for walking and visiting the natural attractions of South Wales. Nestling amongst the serene hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park it is at the centre of an area which has been described by visitors as a walkers’ paradise.

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