The History of The Mountain Inn
The Beauty of The Brecon Beacons

Reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in Wales, the Skirrid has a woven itself into history & folkore. Shakespeare himself is said to have taken inspiration from this place & Owain Glyndwr may have rallied his men on this very site. If you are lucky enough to be able to spend a few nights at the Inn, you will have the chance to maybe encounter a ghost or two, check out the video link courtesy of Vimeo & .

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A Tribute to The Skirrid Mountain Inn at Llanvihangel, Crucorney, Monmouthshire.

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The Skirrid Mountain Inn:

A friendly welcome, an “olde-world” charm, comfortable rooms, good beer & hearty food – what more can you ask?

Standing for over 900 years & located in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the Skirrid Inn is steeped in legends of revolutions, ghosts & built on a mountain that once “shivered” - you will have to go a very long way to find an Inn with such history or character.

The Origins of The Skirrid Name:

The name of the Inn is from the Welsh word for Shiver - Ysgyryd

It has been said by some, that over 2,000 years ago, in the hours after the Crucifixion of Jesus, the mountain itself showed its anger, shuddering, shivering and breaking into two creating the “the Great Shiver” or Ysgyryd Fawr & “the Little Shiver” or Ysgyryd Fach.


With evidence suggesting the Inn was here during the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, a few ghosts may be not unexpected, but a more grisly past is credited with spectral visitations.

Used during the past as both a courtroom & an execution place with its’ own oak hanging beam, it’s said that the victims of the rope still appear and is why the Inn is listed as one of Britains’ Most Haunted Pubs.



The Skirrid Mountain Inn Skirrid View Abergavenny NP7 8DH

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