About the Estate
Glanusk Park and Estate is privately owned and run by Harry, Iona and The Hon Dame Shân Legge-Bourke DCVO Lord-Lieutentant for Powys. It is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Usk Valley, Crickhowell, South Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is one of the largest privately owned Estates in Wales.
The Estate has been in the ownership of the same family since 1826 when the South Wales Ironmaster, Sir Joseph Bailey, purchased the original site and built a mansion house there.
The family used to live in the mansion in the summer and then move into the Dower House, Penmyarth in the winter. The mansion was demolished in 1952 after serious fire damage during the Army’s requisition of the house during the 2nd World War and the family now live in the Dower House.
The rest of the Estate is still intact and consists of 400 acres of private parkland, 800 acres of forestry, 3,500 acres of lowland and hill farms, the Park and forestry, 16,000 acres of Common Land hills and 5 miles of the River Usk.
There are many historic buildings remaining, including the Tower Bridge, over the River Usk, ancient Celtic standing stones, the private chapel, farm buildings and stables, all either Grade II listed or Grade II starred.
The Estate is renowned for its trees which include over 200 different species and cultivars of Quercus (oak).
The Glasshouse was opened in March 2015 and is available for civil wedding ceremonies, special parties and celebrations.
The Guards Apartment was completed in 2016 and is a cosy, self-contained wing of Penmyarth House with its own private entrance, situated at the heart of Glanusk Estate and surrounded by magnificent parkland, walled gardens, old stables, a turreted bridge and mountain walks – perfect retreat for a relaxing short break.
The Look Out is the newest project, details of which will be available soon.
The Glanusk Estate is a unique wedding and event venue in Powys, South Wales.
Glanusk can provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. We offer four picturesque marquee sites, bespoke accommodation, a private chapel and a confidential, personalised service.
There are a number of features about The Glanusk Estate which will make your wedding day memorable and a wonderful experience not just for yourselves but also your guests. Whether you are having an intimate celebration for 20 or 30 guests, or a larger party, we offer you the perfect backdrop for your special day.
This year we have had some great events:-
The Estate Fayre and NGS Open Gardens which was officially opened by ITV’s Ruth Wignall with talks and displays from Barefoot Runner Lynne Allbutt, the Rhondda’s very own allotment expert Terry Walton, Dryad Bushcraft and ITV’s Coast and Country Andrew Price, Out to Learn Willow and John Campbell, Bagpiper in South Wales.
The Glanusk Fun Ride which is a hugely popular equine returned with riders from all over Wales and neighbouring counties enjoy a ride through the beautiful grounds.
For the first time in the history of the Estate there was Once in a lifetime camping at Penmyarth Park for the last two weeks of July.
Heartbreak Productions returned for an afternoon of Outdoor Theatre with David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, followed by Family Camping and the ever popular Tug of War.
The Green Man Festival recently celebrated its 15th birthday.
Next month sees The Welsh Airgun and Field Target Association (WAFTA) are hosting the World Field Target Championship which are taking place Monday 19th to Saturday 23rd September 2017.
With The Estate’s 5 mile stretch of the River Usk, thousands of acres of land made up of diverse forestry, parkland and hills, it is no wonder that the likes of:
- The Wild Man : Three Seasons (S4C, 2017)
- The Grand Tour (Amazon Video, 2016)
- Moonpig Christmas Television Commerial (Wordley Productions, 2015)
- Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week (BBC 2, 2015)
- Coast & Country (ITV, 2014)
- Countryfile (BBC 1, 2012)
- Top Gear (BBC 2, 2012)
- Countrywise Kitchen (ITV, 2012)
- The Hairy Bikers (ITV 2012)
- Horse & Country TV (Sky, 2011)
- Safebreakers (Sky 2011)
and many more have enjoyed the stunning location and warm hospitality offered at Glanusk Estate.
As well as some unique buildings which offer a wide range of locations, there is also plenty of space for parking and unit set ups for large or small shoots, the Estate Yard hardtsanding is suitable for a filing base, a covered areas for eating and rooms for the production base.
Cottages and Other Buildings
We have a number of cottages on the Estate that are available to let on a long term tenancy. We have office buildings that occasionally come up for rent. If you are interested in renting office or storage space at the Estate, please contact the Estate Office on +44 1873 810 414.
The Estate is perfectly situated for a varied selection of specialist sporting activities including trout and salmon fishing, pheasant shooting, wild duck flighting and clay shooting.
With many varied uses and opportunities the Glanusk Estate is an ideal location for large or small events with wedding guests returning for proposals, weddings and anniversaries.
For more information contact the Estate Office on +44 1873 810414 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.