Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Welcome to Brecon Beacons

If you want to find a place with natural beauty in rural and country settings and for walking and hiking, then the Brecon Beacons is the place. There are many walking trails suitable for people of all ages. There are also great opportunities to go camping.

Places Of Interest

Brecon Beacons National Park

In the Brecon Beacons, the highest peak is Snowdon, called Pen Y Fan, with hiking trails, waterfalls, and pretty villages.

Waterfall Country is known for dramatic waterfalls amongst deep, tree-lined gorges before joining the River Neath. A beautiful place to explore.

Hay on Wye

Hay-On-Wye is a town on the Welsh border on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is famous for its books and its annual literature festival. It started with one book shop in the 1960s but has increased to more than 20, making it a fabulous place to visit for people who genuinely love literature and reading.

Hay on Wye, Wales

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil is midway between the Brecon Beacons and the capital city of Cardiff. It is perfect for exploring the South Wales valleys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Cardiff, Swansea and the beautiful Gower peninsular.

Brecon Mountain Railway

“The Great Little Trains of Wales” – a magical way to travel through the heart of the Brecon Beacons. The vintage train journey takes you high into the Brecon Beacons National Park, meandering through valleys before climbing into the Brecon Beacons reaching the summit of 1313ft above sea level. The return journey lasts approximately—one hour and 30 minutes, including a 25-minute stop by Pontsticill station.

The railway is open between April and October, and you can purchase tickets online here.

Where To Stay

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