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Visitor Centre, free entry

Nataional Park Visitors Centre

Nataional Park Visitors Centre

Nataional Park Visitors Centre


The "Mountain Centre" is located 5 miles south west of Brecon and some 15 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. It was opened in 1966 with financial assistant from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust.

The Mountain Centre, which is how everyone refers to it in South Wales, is run by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. It is consistently the most popular visitor attraction in the National Park.

Some 1100ft / 335m above sea level offering its location offers stunning views of Pen Y Fan the highest mountain in South Wales. An adjacent moorland ridge known as Mynydd Illtyd offers some fine easy to moderately graded walking.

Children and families are catered for in a well tended large field suitable for informal games.
The refreshment lounge offers hot and cold lunches, a "Taste of Wales" menu. It offers excellent food at an affordable price and visitors return again and again. Visitors are also very welcome to bring their own food and picnic outside.

There is a National Park information section with books, maps and souvenirs. An excellent exhibition offers an introduction to help visitors appreciate and explore this pristine protected landscape. There is a 60 seat lecture / conference room and a comfortable lounge with windows that display the landscape panorama.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Information Centre Open: Spring (Easter - June) 9.30am - 5.00pm, Summer (July - Oct) 9.30am - 5.00pm.

Tea Rooms Open: Spring (March - June) 9.30am - 5.00pm, Summer (July - Aug) 9.30am - 5.30pm, Autumn (Sept - Oct) 9.30am - 5.00pm, Winter (Nov - Feb) 9.30am - 4.30pm (closed Christmas Day).


Free entry

Modest charge for car parking.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)


Plan route to Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 977262  Lat: 51.92489 Long: -3.48906

Turn off the A470 south-west of Brecon at Libanus where signed to the Visitor Centre.

Parking: with charge


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01874 624979



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