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Stargazing

Stargazing

Stargazing

Star Gazing

Brecon Beacons,
Powys,
LD3 8NL

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On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers. It’s enough to make anyone starry eyed.

Our Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers. There are loads of events to enjoy stargazing - check out the ones on this month.

We think that this is something worth shouting about, so we teamed up with the Brecon Beacons Park Society to apply to the International Dark Sky Association to make our entire National Park an International Dark Sky Reserve. In 2012, we became just the fifth destination in the world (and the first in Wales) to be accredited.

The first International Dark-Sky reserve in Wales is situated in the Brecon Beacons. You’d be hard pressed to find a community which goes to such great lengths to ensure light pollution is reduced. The hard work is obviously paying off – on a clear night you can see just about everything from anywhere" Ordnance Survey 2015

Through this highly prestigious status, we hope to preserve our magical night skies for future generations and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions in our Park. We also intend to help protect a whole host of nocturnal creatures that need dark nights to forage, hunt and migrate.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery

Contact

Marketing - BBNP

Address

Brecon Beacons,
Powys,
LD3 8NL

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Brecon Beacons National Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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

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Brecon Beacons national park can be reached from the South by the M4 and M50 motorways.
M4: Leave junctions 24 (A449/A40 for Abergavenny) or 32 (A470 for Merthyr Tydfil) to access the south of the park.
M50: Continue on to the A40 when the motorway terminates at Ross on Wye and follow to Abergavenny.
The A470, A438 and A465 gives access to the north of the park from Mid-Wales, Herefordshire and West Midlands.

Railway stations to the west of the park are via the Heart of Wales line at Ammanford, Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Access to the south and east of the park via Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny stations.

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Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery

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