Holiday cottages including Llangorse, Hay on Wye, Crickhowell and Brecon Beacons. The Welsh Borders are an area steeped in history with a rich industrial past. The River Wye (SSSi) is considered one of the best areas for salmon fishing in Wales. Try wonderful pony trekking in the Black Mountains with far reaching views of rugged escarpments and open moorland. Or choose paragliding and hang gliding from Blorenge Mountain just south of Hay on Wye. Lively historic market towns such as Brecon (famous for its annual Jazz Festival), Abergevenny, Hay on Wye and Monmouth feature a variety of architecture, theatres, festivals, shops, cafes, gardens, parks, markets with close proximity to the picturesque landscape. Hay on Wye the world famous self styled book capital of Wales specialises in secondhand and antiquarian books and hosts an annual prestigious literary festival.