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Best places to stay in the Brecon Beacons for stargazing

Best places to stay in the Brecon Beacons for stargazing

We have some great accommodation in the Brecon Beacons where you can enjoy our Dark Skies.

The Brecon Beacons National Park has a number of publicly accessible Dark Sky sites, which are excellent places to enjoy stargazing. Find out more here.

Book for the ultimate star gazing experience with Dark Sky Wales

Aberyscir Coach House

Staying within the dark sky reserve.

Aberyscir Coach House is a tranquil one bedroom self catering holiday cottage in the Central Brecon Beacons with panoramic views of our highest peak, Pen-Y-Fan. A perfect base for stargazing.

5* Basel Cottage is a fabulous rural retreat on the west of the National Park approximately 2 miles from the lovely Market Town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire.  Set in 17 acres with a private woodland, enclosed garden, decked terrace overlooking the Afon Bran, a tributary of the River Towy and a gorgeous stone and slate terrace with fire-pit, perfect for enjoying our magnificent dark skies.

Wigwam Holidays Builth Wells  are located just outside the market town of Builth Wells on family farm. Sit out in a hot tub and enjoy our dark skies – what a treat!

Camp Cynrig Glamping Village is the ideal place to escape the stresses of everyday life and enjoy a unique and very cool glamping experience situated in the heart of the Brecon-Beacons National Park in Wales; an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beautiful off-grid, solar-powered glamping site is approximately 4 miles from the historical cathedral town of Brecon, Wales, and just minutes from the foothills of Pen-Y-Fan. In the heart of the countryside you will never be short of things to do.

Aber Glamping

Aber Glamping is set on an organic farm with spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons. And even better, as it’s located in a Dark Sky reserve – you’ll get the chance to see the Milky Way glinting far above on clear evenings. The stargazing tents have clear ceiling panels so you can lie back in bed and enjoy the stars from there too – and when you want to go to sleep, simply draw the curtains so you don’t get woken up at dawn.

Dark Skies Camping  Peaceful, spacious eco site, campfires & stars. Pub nearby. Camping without the crowds. Just you, your loved ones, a crackling campfire and the best starry night sky you’ve ever seen.
Just a few pitches scattered over two meadows with beautiful views over the Upper Tywi Valley, Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Enjoy walks and rides direct from the site to waterfalls, river valleys and into the mountains beyond. Pub within walking distance. Three miles to Brecon Beacons National Park. Llyn Brianne Dark Sky Discovery Site 3 miles or just enjoy the Milky Way from outside your tent.

Argoed Barns has spectacular panoramic views from Hay Bluff round to the Brecon Beacons via the Black Mountains. The luxury glamping pods have a huge 5m wide window to capitalise on the stunning views and a great way to admire the night sky.

By the Wye luxury tree top glamping is hidden in the heart of Hay on Wye, elevated in clearings between trees, on the bank of the River Wye. The safari tents are perched on platforms, floating out above the woodland floor, relax on the deck with the River Wye babbling at your feet and the expanse of the dark sky reserve glittering overhead.

Tegfan Garden Suite in Talgarth faces the Black Mountains and you can sit out in the garden and enjoy star lit skies during your stay.

Bryniau Pel Cottage and Hill Cottage are located on a 200acre farm in the ‘dark heart of the park’ being situated between the Usk and Crai Reservoirs (that registered the darkest readings in the International Dark Sky Reserve application).  On a clear night millions of stars are visible with the naked eye. Both cottages have binoculars but Bryniau Pell comes complete with an easy to use, portable telescope and a range of stargazing guides for use by children or adults. When it gets chilly simply nip inside for a warm in front of the woodburner and a cup of hot chocolate.

Cambrian Escapes  Stay at Cambrian Escapes in a spectacular valley overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park. Three boutique hideaways in a stunning location on a 70 acres on the west of the National Park between the Carmarthen Fans and the Cambrian Mountains

Dark Sky Escapes.  Discover a diverse range of popular escapes with these holiday cottages, each tailored to cater to everyone. Whether you seek a restorative glamping experience in simple luxury, or look to embrace the charm of a traditional farmhouse for special occasions with a tranquil rural family getaway, these cottages are all geared towards enjoying a dark sky experience. 

Other accommodations that have access to telescopes for the guests usage and are also in the Dark Sky Reserve

Brecon Retreat  If you’re looking for something extra special; we have a collection of unique 5 Star Luxury properties located in Brecon Beacons. Suitable for just the two of you, or up to a family of 8 people, with a choice of your own private hot tub or garden spa room for the ultimate stargazing experience.

Tai’r Bull Cottage With views that open up across to Pen y Fan and her summits you are also treated to dark skies and access to a telescope.

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