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Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons in mid-Wales covers 519 square miles and features stunning mountain ranges, reservoirs, waterfalls and caves unlike any other hike across the UK. With that said, it’s no surprise that the Brecon Beacons National Park has now been named as one of the best national parks in Europe. Alongside offering stunning routes and water features, it is also a popular place for activities like mountain biking and canoeing.


Small river and waterfall in Brecon Beacons


The moody Black Mountains. The Snow Waterfall. The Wood of the Water. You would be forgiven for thinking that all of these magical places belonged in a fairytale. Yet, the Brecon Beacons is very real and very welcoming. Even in the high season, there are so many activities and routes that nothing ever feels too populated or disturbed.

Within the Brecon Beacons National Park, you will find small towns, quaint villages and neat hamlets sprinkled across the area. You’ll also be able to explore ruined Welsh castles, and Celtic standing stones dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Whether you’re in the mood for cycling, gliding, sailing or windsurfing, you will always be well catered for.


Man Wind Surfing on Welsh beach


With so much to see and do, it’s best to plan ahead when you visit the Brecon Beacons. At Wales.org, we are experts in the area and have a vast supply of useful guides on Brecon Beacons things to do and see. Let us help you plan a visit to remember.