You could spend a lifetime in the National Park and not see all there is to see.
If you're only visiting, there are some places you really should see before you leave. The menu on the left will direct you to a few of the Park's highlights.
To the east lie the Black Mountains, with a high point of 811 metres at Waun Fach. They also form a natural border with Herefordshire, in England.
The Central Beacons (from which the Park gets its name) dominate the skyline to the south of the town of Brecon and rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest point in southern Britain.
Further west lies the sandstone massif of Fforest Fawr, comprising a series of hills known as 'Fans', with Fan Fawr being the highest point at 734 metres. Water rushing southwards from this area has formed steep river valleys with spectacular waterfalls.
The most westerly block of sandstone is Y Mynydd Du, The Black Mountain, culminating in the summit of Fan Brycheiniog at 802 metres and contains the two enchanting glacial lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr.