How to get to Crickhowell

Crickhowell and its surrounds are all within easy reach of south-east England and the Midlands. Public transport is accessible and the motorways from London and from Birmingham will bring you here within three hours. Read on for transport options, alternatively get directions using the map...

By Train

The nearest railway station is Abergavenny with frequent services from Manchester and Birmingham via Hereford from the north and from Newport from the south and east. Newport has a half hourly service during the week from London’s Paddington Station, which also links to services from Cardiff and the west. Details of timetables and tickets are available from National Rail Enquiries.

Taxis are available from the train station. Local to Crickhowell is Crickhowell Taxis.

By Bus

Crickhowell is on the X43 bus route. There is a regular bus service to Crickhowell from Brecon in the west and Abergavenny in the east as well as to and from Cardiff. The bus station in Abergavenny is about 10 minutes walk from the railway station on the A40.

By Car

From Birmingham and the North take the M50 from M5 Junction 8 to Ross-on-Wye. Then follow A40 to Monmouth, turning off dual carriageway 8 miles after Monmouth to follow A40 at Raglan for Abergavenny (easy to miss this turning, it is just after the service station).

From London and the East take the M4 to Wales. After the Severn Bridge (Toll) go to Junction 24 Newport and leave M4, taking the A449 north towards Monmouth. At second junction, 13 miles from M4, turn off A449 onto A40 at Raglan for Abergavenny.

After Raglan there are 9 miles of dual carriageway to a large double roundabout just outside Abergavenny. Take the second exit, (A465 Heads of the Valleys road) towards Merthyr Tydfil. At first roundabout (3 miles) take the second exit to Crickhowell and Gilwern (A4077). Turn right in Gilwern to stay on A4077 to Crickhowell.

This brings you to a set of traffic lights at Crickhowell Bridge. Turn right up into the town and at the T junction (opposite petrol station) turn right for the town centre. There is a large public car park through the town on the left just after the Fire Station.

The Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre backs on to this car park from where you can get a coffee and obtain advice on the town’s amenities and local attractions and accommodation.