Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons Mid Wales


520 square miles of adventure, heritage, internationally recognised dark skies, towns, villages and nature.

Discover the Fforest Fawr Geopark, climb a few mountains,  trek, stroll, cycle or canoe through and across unspoilt landscapes. 

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Re-connect with nature in the Brecon Beacons

As a perfect antidote to the urban grind, or a stress free alternative to a beach holiday, the Brecon Beacons is the place to visit to relax and unwind. 

Expect to find a landscape infused with its own histories and cultures. The National Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers.

From high octane adventure activities and extreme sports to meandering streams, pleasant pastures and Neolithic stone circles, the 520 square miles of the Brecon Beacons has it all.

The traditional market towns form the gateways to the Brecon Beacons each retain their own charm. Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brecon are towns with a wealth of history, and where you can  find vibrant and exciting events going on all year round.

Find places to stay in the Brecon Beacons

Llangoed Hall


Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£900 prpn

Old Mill


Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £75 prpnb

Swn Yr Afon (Cathedral View)


Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £78-£135 prpnb

The Coach House


Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £85-£165 prpnb

Old Radnor Barn Bed & Breakfast


Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £2-£1400 prpn

Capel Cartref


Self-catering with 1 unit, £750-£1550 pupw sleeps 2-10

Camping @ Llangorse Activity Centre


Camping Park with 50 pitches, £15 ptpn

Lothlorien Cottage


Self-catering with 1 unit, £233 pupw sleeps 5

Aberhyddnant Farm Cottages


Self-catering with 2 units, £505-£1134 pupw sleeps 4-6

The Malthouse


Self-catering with 1 unit, £79-£100 pupn sleeps 2-5

Craig Y Nos Castle


Guest Accommodation with 23 rooms, £140-£220 prpnb

Bunkhouse & Farmhouse @ Llangorse


Bunkhouse with 2 bedspaces, £16 pppn

Usk and Railway Inn


Inn with 8 rooms, £69-£99 prpnb

Broomfield House


Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £150-£275 prpnb

East Wing @ Broomfield House


Self-catering with 1 unit, £1470 pupw sleeps 6

Dragon Inn, Crickhowell


Inn with 19 rooms, £65 prpn, £70-£130 prpnb

Tregoyd /Cadarn Holidays


Bunkhouse with 55 bedspaces, £16 pppn



Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms

Brecon Beacons Camping & Caravan Park


Holiday & Camping Park with 36 pitches, £20-£25 ptpn

Maes y Fron


Activity Accommodation with 44 bedspaces, £900 prpn

Brecon Beacons

Pen y Fan & Corn Du

Pen y Fan and Corn Du are the two highest peaks of the central Brecon Beacons. They dominate the landscape for miles around, and make up one of the most recognisable skylines in the UK.

At 886m, Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in southern Britain, followed by Corn Du at 873m and Cribyn at 795m, and each year more than 250,000 pairs of feet make the trek to the summits of these impressive peaks.

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Stargazing Brecon Beacons


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.

The Brecon Beacons is one of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers. The National Park became an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and the 5th destination in the world to be accredited.

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Walking in the Brecon Beacons

Walking & Hiking

The area is well known for walking and outdoor activities there are over 2000 miles of public footpaths in the area with a range of difficult highland paths or the gentle slopes. The long distance Taff trail or Beacons Way footpaths are ideal way to discover the area if you have a few days to spare.

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Towns in the Brecon Beacons



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