Wales Way - In and Around Brecon

The A470 route from south Wales takes your through the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the historic town of Brecon. The National Park from Hay-on-Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west, includes four ranges of mountains; the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr and the Black Mountain (Mynydd Du) and covers an area of 520 square miles.

There are visitor centres at Libanus, Pen-y-Cae and Pontneddfechan and larger towns in the National Park include Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye and Llandovery.



Travel to Brecon, or Aberhonddu as it is known in Welsh and spend the morning exploring this historic market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

There are a number of attractions to choose from in and around the town or simply stroll round the numerous craft shops, art galleries and shops. The local Tourist Information Centre is located in the main car park close to the town centre and you will find a wide choice of cafes and restaurants for lunch.

Brecon is a town where you'll enjoy losing yourself...not only in the narrow streets and passageways lined with Georgian and Jacobean shopfronts, but in the sense of timelessness about the place.

Powys, LD3 7AD


Brecon Cathedral is set within the only walled cathedral close in Wales and is regarded as one of the country’s finest buildings. Inside the Cathedral is a rare and beautiful Celtic font.

Cathedral Close, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DP


The Museum's collection is comprised of objects obtained from across the world that reflect the history and character of a Regiment that has existed for over 300 years.

The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EB

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Brecon Canal Basin is at the northern end of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, right in the heart of Brecon. The canal towpath offers walkers a gentle walking experience through the countryside and take in the waterside wildlife.

Aberhonddu | Brecon, Powys, LD3 7AD



After lunch, head south out of Brecon to the National Park Visitor Centre at Libanus. The centre is signposted from the A470, close to the village of Libanus, 9km south of Brecon.

The centre overlooks the central Brecon Beacons, including Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du. There is an interpretation centre, cafe on site and country walks nearby to explore.

A small Millennium garden incorporates a colourful display of ceramics and tiles, created by the South Wales Potters and local school children and the tea room provides meals made from locally produced food and excellent cups of tea.

Just outside the grounds of the centre is an area of common land called Mynydd Illtud, with plenty of easy walks with fantastic views.

You'll find a warm welcome at the Visitor Centre. We can provide ideas of things to do, a tasty lunch to eat or take with you for the day, and a souvenir to remind you of your visit.

Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon Beacons, Powys, LD3 8NL



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