The hall can be found at 51.89742°N, -3.29088°E. The OS grid reference is SO1124622773. The postcode is LD3 7YQ. If you like other online maps, the location of the hall can be found on Google maps. You can find the village on Nokia's Here, and Microsoft's Bing.

The local website has a handy travel guide, although parts of it may be out of date.

The OS 1:25,000 map covering Talybont-on-Usk is OL13. We are fairly close to the border with OL12, so if you like buying maps you can justify two purchases.

By rail

The nearest railway station closed many years ago. The nearest useful railway station is at Abergavenny. Note that the town also has a Welsh name, Y Fenni. This should be a familiar concept for Belgians. The next closest railway station, which may or may not have better connections is Merthyr Tydfil

From Abergavenny, you can go …

By bus

The 43 / X43 bus runs through Talybont-on-Usk. It runs from Abergavenny (railway connection) to Brecon. Traveline Cymru provide local bus information in Wales. They cover various operating companies. To travel by bus from Merthyr Tydfil you need to change at Brecon.

The last bus to Talybont-on-Usk from Abergavenny (or indeed anywhere) is unhelpfully earlier (17:50). A later, but not much later, bus stops at Bwlch. There is a minicab service there, Dee's Taxis on 01874 731012. At this point a Welsh place name pronounciation guide may be helpful.

The nearest National Express coach stop is at Abergavenny.

By taxi

Abergavenny is well served by taxis and minicabs.

By canal

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal runs through the Talybont-on-Usk. Unfortunately the canal is not currently connected to the rest of the network. Boats can be hired. It runs through the towns of Abergavenny and Pontypool, both of which can be reached by railway.

You could arrange your transport and accomodation in one swoop by hiring a narrow boat at Abergavenny or Pontypool, and navigating it North to Talybont-on-Usk. (You will need to move it every couple of days, if I remember the rules regarding mooring.)

Boats also also available locally for day hire.

By river

The River Usk may be navigable as far as Talybont-on-Usk. Can anybody clarify?

By car

Point your sat-nav at the postcode LD3 7YQ. There is parking at the hall.

There are lots of twisty narrow roads in this area, a right-hand drive car may be preferable. (Or a motorbike!)

There is local car rental, including an electric car.

By air

Nearby airports are Cardiff (CWL, 50 miles away), Bristol (BRS, 70 miles away), Birmingham (BHX, 110 miles away), the various London airports which may not be near London (Gatwick, Heathrow, City, Stansted, and Luton), Manchester (MAN, 170 miles away). There is also Robin Hood Airport slightly further away near Sheffield, but do take care not to hurt their feelings.

By bicycle

The Taff Trail a motor-traffic free cycle path, runs through Talybont-on-Usk.

By Murble

Hike for four days in the wrong country.


Talybont-on-Usk is different from Talybont, which is about 100 miles away.

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