Buckland Hall – an historic mansion with literary links
Buckland Hall is privately-owned country house built on the site of a much older mansion – it was re-built after a fire in 1894 in Tudor-Elizabethan style with gables, mullioned windows, huge fireplaces and a spectacular grand hallway and staircase.
But the history of Buckland goes back much further. The country estate, which now covers 62 acres, once stretched across 25,000 acres and included the Brecon Beacons’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan – now part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Buckland Hall sits at a strategic point on the River Usk between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. It’s an area of Wales which has always been fought over by local tribes and was colonised by the Romans. A Roman road from the Roman garrison town of Caerleon, near Newport, actually passes right through the estate. You can also see a complete section of Roman road not far away at Sennybridge, near Brecon.