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. We have a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.
Check out our tours and itineraries if you are looking for some inspiration for your visit. Our great attractions will ensure your visit to our National Park is a memorable one.
There is so much do see and do in the Brecon Beacons, we have a wide variety of attractions for all ages. We've got natural caves and stunning landscapes, gardens, waterways, castles, museums and old industrial mines showing off our cultural heritage. There are places to visit where you can encounter animals at adventure farms and stroll around country parks indulge in great local produce.
People have lived and worked in the Brecon Beacons for nearly 8000 years. With each passing century, different communities have left their mark on the landscape. Together, our monuments, settlements, churches, castles, canals, industrial sites and museums speak of times gone by.
Whether you prefer strolling along to take in the gems you pass or energetically stepping up a slope to get your heart pounding, you’re guaranteed to find a walk to suit your mood and needs within easy distance of your base here in the Brecon Beacons.
Little can match the enjoyment of ambling along a canal towpath or riverside path, exploring a wildflower carpeted wood, being rewarded with breathtaking views from the top of one of our mountains or being dazzled by our star bedecked dark skies. Search the graded walks across the National Park via the map to find a walk which is right for you now.
Staying at Henffordd Cwtch opens up a plethora of activities and things to do. Your stay with us will be an absolute delight as there are so many Places of Interest in and around Brecon.
We have many attractions on the doorstep which you may not be aware of. Spending a weekend exploring will have you hooked and we hope you will agree that its worth a longer visit!
The line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964.
Travel from our Main Station at Pant in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage Steam Locomotive.
The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line. At our main station in Pant you can visit our Licensed Tearooms for refreshments, gifts and souvenirs are available from our Shop. You can also visit our Workshop where the Steam Locomotives and Carriages are repaired.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is often voted Britain's prettiest canal. Much of it runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park and follows the line of the lovely, wooded Usk Valley. Brecon Basin is a great place to start your journey, with lovely walks along the canal.
If you love your culture, look out for the poetry trail by Theatr Brycheiniog. There are 10 specially commissioned poems to celebrate the Cultural Olympiad of 2012 written by well-known Welsh poets, five in Welsh and five in English.
The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh tells the long and proud story of the Royal Welsh, Wales’ infantry regiment. The Royal Welsh was formed in 2006 when The Royal Regiment of Wales merged with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, but our regimental history has a much greater reach than this date suggests. The earliest units associated with the Royal Welsh were formed in 1689, and having seen action in virtually every major British conflict since the seventeenth century, the Regiment can easily lay claim to having one of the finest histories in the British Army.
The Brecon Beacons has some of the very best terrain in Wales for mountain biking. Whatever type of riding you're looking for – fast descents, skills sessions or gentle off-road trails – you'll find a location to suit. Just don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery. For mountain bike training, instruction or to join a group ride or event, get in touch with the activity companies in the Park.
A little planning and common sense will help ensure that your mountain biking experience is trouble-free.
Crickhowell is a small market town with many individual shops, ancient inns and plenty to do for visitors and residents. A settlement has existed here at least since iron-age settlers built a fort on the top of Crug Hywel, also called Table Mountain after its flat top. In the town a motte and bailey castle, remains of which still exist, was built by the Normans.
Surrounding Crickhowell are the picturesque villages of Llangattock, Llanbedr, Llangenny, Glangrwyney, Tretower and Cwmdu, each with its special character.
Discover locally-produced food, great places to stay and fantastic scenery – the beautiful Black Mountains are the backdrop to Abergavenny in the south east corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is a great base for walking, cycling and just enjoying the great outdoors.
With its annual Abergavenny Food Festival, the town is also mecca for foodies – and there are plenty of gorgeous gastro pubs, ancient inns and restaurants to try in the surrounding countryside too. The town has regular markets where you can buy quality produce grown locally too.
Surrounded by a patchwork of green hills, fields, meadows and hedgerows, Llangorse is a truly beautiful spot and a lovely place to sail or paddle. You can launch your own craft from the boat hire centre or the sailing club, both of which are on Llangorse Common on the northwest shore, or hire a dinghy, windsurfer, canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, pedalo or rowing boat. Refreshments are available here, too.
First discovered in 1912, and opened to the public in 1939, there are now 3 Show Caves, a Dinosaur Park, replica Iron-Age Village, Shire Horse centre and Stone Circles to explore.
There is so much to do during your stay that we simply can’t list them all…
BikePark Wales is home to the UK's greatest and most diverse selection of all weather mountain bike trails. With a vehicular uplift service to transport you to the top of the trails, bike and equipment hire, coaching and much more..
The Brecon Beacons National Park offers an awesome range of options for paddlesports, from the tranquillity of canals and reservoirs to extreme kayaking over jaw-dropping waterfalls.
Formerly a traditional Welsh hill farm, the sanctuary now rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals. especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets.
Whether you are looking for coarse or game fishing, in river, canal, lake or reservoir you will find many fisheries to choose from.
The championship golf course of Cradoc offers a great course with great scenery!
Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4thZip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in South Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views.
This unique golf club boasts over a century of tradition and is considered by many as one of Wales’ finest nine hole golf courses. The club was Founded in 1902.