Places to visit in the Brecon Beacons

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Places to visit in the Brecon Beacons

There is so much to see and do in the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, with a wide variety of attractions to suit all ages.

With a rich and complex past, the region is home to many historical attractions, including Prehistoric and Roman monuments, beautiful medieval castles and industrial heritage sites.

There’s plenty to see and do in the idyllic market towns and quaint villages sprinkled throughout the area. Visit Hay-on-Wye to browse famous bookshops, Abergavenny to sample delicious food markets, and quaint Crickhowell to shop the town’s award-winning high street.

The national park’s varied landscape is stuffed with stunning natural attractions to explore, from beautiful show caves and spectacular hills and mountains to glistening rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There’s also an abundance of leafy parks, gardens and nature reserves which are beautiful to visit in all seasons.

If it’s family fun you’re after, there are lots of family-friendly attractions dotted throughout the region. Popular days out include Cantref Adventure Farm, the Brecon Mountain Railway and the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

The Best Things To Do in and Around Crickhowell

Our guide to the things to do in Crickhowell, a pretty market town surrounded by the Brecon Beacons.

30 Apr 2021

Welsh Gardens To Visit This Spring

A selection of beautiful gardens in South Wales, perfect for visiting in the spring.

28 Mar 2016

Talgarth Mill

Visit this fully-restored flour mill and bakery nestled in the village of Talgarth.

01 Dec 2011

Tretower Court

Make a trip to Tretower Court and Castle, a restored medieval manor house in Wales.

27 Jun 2011

Visit to a Welsh Lavender Farm

Visit a beautiful Welsh lavender farm located 1,100 feet at the top of the Maesmynis valley.

21 May 2012

A Trip to Aberglasney Gardens

Visit one of the finest gardens in Wales - the beautiful Aberglasney Gardens.

18 Jul 2010

A Day Out With the Lords of the Marches

A one-day itinerary for visiting Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castles.

20 Feb 2010

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A Welsh Road Trip

A brilliant, detailed itinerary for a 7-10 day holiday in the Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire national parks.

25 Jul 2017

Seeing the Wood for the Trees at Powis Castle

Visit Powis Castle, a National Trust castle and gardens in South Wales.

04 Mar 2010

Book your Brecon Beacons escape

Gliffaes Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We’ve created a useful guide of local attractions and activities here, containing information on walks, things to do, local shopping and places to visit, which you can use to help map out your visit to the Brecon Beacons.

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, or somewhere comfortable to stay the night, our friendly country house hotel is the perfect base for your Brecon Beacons break.

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