Beacon Park Boats is based on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Llangattock, near Crickhowell in South Wales, in the Brecon Beacons National Park and close to Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
Travelling by car
Our idyllic location near the Welsh border is surprisingly convenient for the motorway network, being just a short drive from the M4, M5 and M50. Here are some approximate travel times:
Birmingham 2 hrs London (Central) 3 hrs
Bristol 1 hr 10 mins London (Heathrow) 2¾ hrs
Cardiff 1 hr 10 mins Manchester 3½ hrs
Edinburgh 7 hrs Newcastle 5½ hrs
Glasgow 6½ hrs Norwich 4¾ hrs
Travelling by train
Abergavenny station is just 20 minutes away by taxi. It’s on the main line with trains from Manchester, North Wales, South Wales and West Wales stopping here. If travelling from London Paddington, take a train to Newport and change for Abergavenny. See approximate journey times or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Travelling by plane
Our nearest airports are Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and East Midlands, and all have major car hire companies on site. If flying into London Heathrow or London Gatwick you can catch the train to us or hire a car.
Some customers hire a car at the airport or ferry port and leave it parked at our wharf while cruising. Others prefer to return the car before starting their cruise. Please note that our nearest drop-off point is Newport (35 minutes drive), where you’ll find several companies including Avis, Easycar, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. You would then need to get a taxi (approx. £30) back to Beacon Park Boats. For Sat Nav users our postcode is NP8 1EQ. If you arrive by car/taxi, it can be parked within a few metres of the boat for easy unloading.
The easiest option is to book a taxi to collect you at the airport/ferry port. This might also be better value than hiring a car, as it avoids paying for a hire car to be parked at our wharf while you are on your cruise. Local taxi firms include Crickhowell Taxis +44 (0)1873 811764, Town to Town +44 (0)1873 812399, Julian’s Taxis 07970 182283, A Cabs 07958 702208, Central Cabs +44 (0)1873 850197 and Sheila’s Cars +44 (0)1873 857954.
Long journey? Looking for somewhere to stay the night before?In Llangattock
Park Place Guesthouse
The Old Rectory Hotel
Ty Croeso B&B
Glan y Dwr B&B
The Bear Hotel
The Dragon Inn
Ty Tal B&B