If you’re looking for nature, the Brecon Beacons has it all. From mountains to moorland and valleys to rushing waterfalls, there are so many beautiful spots to discover in Britain’s tenth national park.
The Brecon Beacons became a national park in 1957. When you visit the area today, spending your time and money in its local communities, you help ensure the Beacons future and enjoy a memorable holiday too! Here we’ll look at some of the best things to see and do when you visit the Brecon Beacons so that you can make the most of your staycation this year.
The Brecon Beacons are home to some of the most beautiful walking, cycling, and climbing spots in Europe, but there’s much more to look out for than breathtaking landscape.
There are lots of ancient castle ruins and magnificent mansions around the Beacons so that you can explore some impressive architecture during your trip. Head to Abergavenny Castle and museum for ruins set against the lush landscape. The remains of Brecon Castle overlook the River Usk. At the same time, Carreg Cennen Castle is a romantic spot with spectacular views all around.
Towns and villages
There’s always something happening in Brecon Beacons towns and villages. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to shop, eat, or stroll around, we’re sure you’ll find a destination you love. Visit Brecon, a thriving market town, or head to the Georgian town of Crickhowell or riverside Hay-on-Wye for plenty of quaint bookshops.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, there are lots of things to choose in the Brecon Beacons. From peaceful canals and reservoirs to ever-alive waterfalls, get ready for an experience you’ll never forget!
Try kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddleboarding for family fun that’s suitable for kids too. Why not hire a boat for the afternoon and ride along the River Usk? There are lots of places to rent rowing boats, fishing boats, and pedalos, so you can choose the option that suits your party and head out for a couple of hours on the water.
Whether you’re an avid climber or fancy trying something new, the Brecon Beacons offers lots of challenging opportunities for everyone. The natural landscape of the national park includes sheltered crags, historic quarries, and rocky slopes with beautiful viewpoints.
Book a taster session with a skilled local instructor or, if you know what you’re doing, head out with your equipment for some quality climbing.
When you’re planning a UK holiday to the Brecon Beacons, it can be a good idea to book accommodation in a nearby city or town rather than inside the national park itself. When you choose a neighbouring city centre hotel, you can enjoy all the conveniences of your location and easy access to lots of spots within the park.