Llangorse, Powys, in the Brecon Beacons area, is only a little way from Brecon, and is the location of South Wales’ largest natural lake – Llangorse Lake.
What’s Llangorse like?
The area of Llangorse (also known as Llangors), is popular with tourists, being nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Llangorse’s mountainous landscapes can be quite beautiful.
This area is perfect for those who love the great outdoors, with great locations and facilities for all forms of fishing, water sports such as sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and boating, and also horse-related activities. Wildlife spotters as well as walkers and cyclists will also love it here.
If more active pastimes are your thing, you really should take a trip to the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre – an indoor/outdoor training centre offering training and practice in such skills as rock climbing, bridge climbing, caving, abseiling, zip line, and much more. They also offer scrambling and BMX events and a regularly changing programme of activities so there’s always something for all members of the family to enjoy.
Llangorse Lake, close to Llangorse itself, offers great coarse fishing and watersports, and its own lake monster (move over Nessie, Gorsey is here!). But most interestingly it is the location of the only Welsh crannog – a very old artificial island made from oak, once used by earlier settlers as a defensive homestead. It incorporates a visitor centre, the Welsh Crannog Centre, which shares its story with you. In addition, the lake is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, swarming with uncommon and fascinating plants and fish and is also a successful habitat for water voles and other creatures.
St Paulinus Church
This church’s exterior is mainly fifteenth century and is interesting though most of the interior is restored from Victorian times.
How to get to Llangorse
Llangorse is close to two main A roads – the A40 and the A479. Though some way off a railway station (the nearest is probably at Merthyr Tydfil or Abergavenny), airports or motorways (the nearest being the M4 to its South), it is nonetheless easily accessible by road and the area is well worth the trip.
Where to stay
Llangorse and its surrounding areas are stunning traditional Welsh mountain areas. Our properties, largely comfortable and cosy holiday homes in the Welsh cottage style, reflect this, and are perfect for family, group or romantic holidays. Look at our listings below for something to suit all budgets and requirements, and have yourself a superb Welsh mountain holiday in Llangorse.