Fresh air, wide open spaces, a creative atmosphere and loads to entertain you, whatever the weather – this is the Brecon Beacons National Park. The National Park contains some of the finest walking country in Europe. But there’s far more to the Brecon Beacons than that.
Learn about our industrial heritage and rural culture by exploring the lively museums, market towns and canalside villages. Relax beside beuatiful lakes and waterfalls, or discover crags and caves.
There’s plenty to enjoy after dark, too, from sparkling festivals, full of authentic Welsh flavour, to our famously clear, starry skies.
Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? The green – and very fresh – landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too – and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory.
A walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park comes complete with perfect picnic spots, awe-inspiring views, fascinating historic sites and grand geological features.
With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer residents and visitors.There is a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.
The National Park is around 42 miles wide. In total, it covers approximately 520 square miles of South and Mid Wales, just west of Herefordshire, and includes parts of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil. It gets its name from the Central Beacons, which dominate the skyline south of Brecon. They rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain.
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