This peaceful village sits on the banks of the River Wye just four miles from the world-famous book town of Hay on Wye. As with many villages in this area of mid Wales, Glasbury boasts stunning surroundings with rolling farmland, glorious views of the Black Mountains and of course, the beautiful and meandering river, which dissects the village.
The village has had a chequered past, marked with battles and bloody feuds and as such, has a wealth of history for tourists to discover. Take a stroll around Glasbury and you will find it is peppered with many old and significant buildings, such as the Grade 1 listed 15th century Maesyronnen Chapel, an original turnpike tollhouse dating from the 1800s and Maesllwch Castle built in 1715.
Glasbury can offer visitors all manner of outdoor activities from canoeing and kayaking to horse riding, hill walking as well as two pubs, two restaurants, a shop and filling station.
Did you know?
• Glasbury is split between two historic counties – Brecknockshire and Radnorshire
• Orchards surrounded the village in the 18th century and there is still a dessert apple called the Glasbury
• Francis Kilvert mentions ‘sweet Glasbury’ many times in his famous diaries
• Glasbury Bridge has been destroyed by floods many times in the past – the current bridge was built in 1923