The Brecon Beacons National Park has good quality, independently run caravan and camping sites including two Caravan Club sites and several places which have fully equipped tents and yurts to "glamp" in for as long as you like. It’s not always ne... more
Constructed in just a few hours, impressive marching camps like the ones at Y Pigwn were only occupied for a few nights, maybe even just one.
The Roman marching camps at Y Pigwn on the lofty summits of Mynydd Bach Trecastell are thought to have b... more
Here in the National Park we are lucky to have some fabulous spa hotels, retreats and clinics in beautiful, tranquil surroundings.
A visit to a spa is often considered a luxury, but, according to experts, you don't just come away looking beautifu... more
Dash over to one of our friendly local centres for a workout, a swim or a sports session.
Regular exercise can help protect you from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, back pain and osteoporosis. It can also improve... more
There are loads of ways to make your stay in our National Park more eco-friendly. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Stay longer
A good way to reduce the damaging effects of your journeys is to make fewer of them, and stay longer ins... more
We want you to enjoy your time on our waters to the full, while making sure that no harm is done to other people, wildlife or the environment.
Please follow our common-sense recommendations for a safe and relaxing experience on our rivers, lakes an... more
Most people come to the Brecon Beacons to make the most of our fabulous countryside. But when the day comes to an end, the fun doesn't have to stop.
1. Listen out for the nightlife
Dusk can be a busy time in the natural world. As the sun sinks,... more
When a young miner's son perished on the Brecon Beacons in the summer of 1900, it shocked an entire community.
On 4 August 1900, the Saturday before a Bank Holiday, a miner from Maerdy, at the head of the Rhondda Fach, decided to take his five-ye... more
The list to the left of this page details some of the attractions available within and on the boundaries of the National Park - the numbers correspond to those on the map which you can also download.
The Brecon Beacons National Park i... more
Where to go
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, the River Wye, the River Usk and Llangorse Lake are our most popular destinations for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting and raft building.
Monmouthshire and Brecon Ca... more
Record-breaking grayling on the Wye, some of the finest brown trout fishing in the country on the Usk and a sprinkling of well-stocked reservoirs and lakes make fishing one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Brecon Beacons National Park.... more
The story of little Tommy Jones
August 4th, 1900, was the Saturday before the Bank Holiday. A miner from Maerdy, at the head of the Rhondda Fach, decided to take his five-year-old son with him to visit the child's grandparents who still farmed ne... more
Our scenic canal celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2012. This peaceful waterway was built as an industrial corridor for lime, limestone, timber, coal and iron. In its 19th century heyday, it was supported by horse-drawn tramroads that were used to ... more
The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957. It was one of the first ten national parks to be created in Britain. The intention was to safeguard our beautiful, rough and dramatic landscapes, considered a priceless national asset.
There are plenty of enjoyable ways to get afloat in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Dinghy sailing and windsurfing on Llangorse Lake
Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in Wales, is as scenic a place for sailing as one could hope to fin... more
Y Pigwn Roman marching camp and Waun Ddu Roman fortlet are near the Black Mountain, in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park. If you've left your chariot at home, you may wish to travel by public transport.
How to get there
Nearest ... more
A wide variety of birds, animals, fungi and plants can be found in our National Park. A long as you know where to look, who knows what you will see!
Biodiversity in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Our National Park is a semi-natural, cultur... more
Way to go
Leave the car park via the Fish Pond, following the path to the right to cross the wooden bridge below the junction of two rivers. Follow the river upstream. Leave the Country Park by crossing the river bridge. Pass along a waymar... more
Rory your guide will lead you on a tour of Y Pigwn and Waun-Ddu along with Primus, a feisty Roman soldier.Immerse yourself in Rory's world and find out what it what it was like to be a Roman soldier.
The links below allow you to listen to the full ... more
Opened in 1935 and formerly known as the South Wales Borderers Museum, this is recognised as one of finest regimental museums in Britain.
The museum charts the history of the Royal Regiment of Wales, founded in 1689 as the 23rd and 24th Regiments... more