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Brecon Beacons National Park, Visitor & Tourism Guide



Mountains and reservoirs, SAS and Geopark
Established in 1957 and covering 1344 sqaure km, the Brecon Beacons National Park attracts around 4 million visitors a year. Its highest mountain, Pen y Fan, is 2,907 ft (886 m) and towers above one of a number of reservoirs in the area.

The SAS train here and in 2005 a chunk of the Park was awarded Goepark status (it's called Fforest Fawr Geopark. See also The English Riviera Geopark, North Pennines AONB European Geopark, North West Highlands Geopark, Lochaber Geopark and Geo Mon (Anglesey)).

Easily accessible
In South & Mid Wales, a short distance north of Cardiff and north west of Bristol City. The Park is an easy drive down the M4 from London or M5 from Birmingham. Covers parts of a number of Wales's unitary authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Monmouthshire.

To the west is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. To the east is Wye Valley AONB. To the south west is the Gower AONB.

Four mountain ranges
There are four mountain ranges within the Park: Black Mountain (Mountain Range) (no 's') to the west and Black Mountains (Mountain Range) to the east, Fforest Fawr (Mountain Range) and the Brecon Beacons (Mountain Range) themselves. If visiting for the first time, head for Neuadd Reservoirs close to Pen y Fan.

Other attractions
Other attractions within the Park include Llanthony Priory and Offa's Dyke, Dan-yr-Ogof Caves and Carreg Cennen Castle. Ride the Brecon Mountain Railway and make sure you visit the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site close to the southern border of the Park.

Places in which to base yourself
There are many major destinations on the fringes of the Park including Brecon itself and Hay On Wye, Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil, Llandeilo and Llandovery.

Last
Last, if you're staying in or around the Brecons, we'd recommend a visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales and Aberglasney House and Gardens. We'd also suggest exploring 'The Valleys' to the south.

External Links
www.breconbeacons.org
www.breconbeacons.org

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Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel & Spa, Merthyr Tydfil
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Approximately 4.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 31; Rates: 60 - 100 Per Night

This contemporary hotel with health spa and bistro is located in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park...

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The Coach House, Brecon
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Approximately 5.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 70 - 89 Per Night

The Coach House offers 5-star boutique town-house accommodation in Brecon, within the Brecon Beacons National Park Hosts Marc and Tony will provide a warm welcome to their luxurious, contemporary accommodation...

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The Wellington, Powys
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Approximately 5.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 19; Rates: 47 - 80 Per Night

One of the oldest buildings in Brecon, The Wellington's beautiful Georgian fa ade stands looks over the town square and the monument of the Duke of Wellington The Wellington is in a prime location at the heart of this ch...

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