Craig Y Nos Castle | Brecon Beacons Hotel

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Craig Y Nos Castle

Craig Y Nos Castle  has a 3 star rating
Swansea, Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys SA9 1GL

This castle in the Brecon Beacons makes a fantastic venue for parties, and get-togethers throughout the year. Craig Y Nos is a unique location for any event, with magnificent opportunities for walks and stunning views over the Country Park, the River Tawe and our own listed gardens.

Craig y Nos Castle Hotel has excellent conference, wedding and banqueting facilities catering for small parties of five or ten up to larger gatherings of two hundred. All the comforts of the castle are offered together with a friendly service that will realise your every expectation for a successful event.

Relax by a real log fire in one of the three bars in the evenings. By day there is an abundance of things to do nearby, including caving, walking, hiking, mountain biking etc."

The castle has many diverse guest rooms, including the Music Room with huge Sky television, huge Billiard Room, the quiet, peaceful Patti Bar with real log fire, and the racier 'Blue Bar' with pool table and regular live music.


Craig Y Nos Castle was once the home of the world famous Soprano Madame Adelina Patti, who felt she had found the home of her dreams amid the calm isolation of this beautiful valley. For fifty years she entertained the rich and famous of the era including many of the crowned Kings and Queens of Europe. The castle's name alone strikes a romantic note and in rough translation means 'Rock of the Night'. Edward VII visited Craig-Y-Nos when he was still the Prince of Wales. For 25 years Adelina Patti sang by private invitation for Queen Victoria.

The Grade One listed theatre at the Castle is modelled on the Bayreuth Opera House. Originally designed as a private auditorium where Madame Patti would enthral all who came to hear her sing, the theatre can seat up to 150 guests.

Since Patti's death, stories have been told of her benign presence being seen or felt over the years. The tiny figure of a lady dressed in black has been seen gliding across different rooms and drifting around the castle courtyard. One story tells of a lady pianist who sat at a piano in the theatre and felt a presence behind her. At her first attempt she played the whole of Patti's "Home Sweet Home" perfectly, before turning around to find no one there.

Current Tariffs

En-suite rooms.
En-suite doubles range from £98.00 to £128.00 per room per night.

A further guests can be accommodated in our dormitory style accommodation for as little as £30.00 per night.