Crickhowell (Crug Hywel/Crucywel), Powys, Mid Wales Part 2
A winter journey to a small Welsh town
(Photos © urban75, 27th December 2009)
More photos of the delightful Welsh town of Crickhowell.
We stopped off for dinner at the Bear Hotel which had been beautifully decorated for Christmas.
The food was excellent and the service speedy - we recommend it!
The building dates back to 1432 and features an attractive, low-beamed bar which has has twice won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award.
Nicholls, the local department store.
Crickhowell is a very picturesque town with some lovely old buildings - most of these are from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Bethabara Baptist Chapel, built 1840.
The Dragon Inn, Crickhowell.
Bridge End Inn, a 16th century pub situated next to the river crossing.
Crickhowell's seventeenth-century stone bridge over the River Usk has odd arches (twelve on one side, thirteen on the other) and a seat built into the walls.
In the 17th century, the bridge was believed to have had wooden piers, with the county rebuilding it in 1706 for the sum of £400.
Pound House, Crickhowell.
Looking across the bridge.
Delightful house frontage.
'Petals' florists on the corner of Tower Street.
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