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Places to visit in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

The national park is the main starting point for people wishing to walk up Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain, and the national park.   Wales offers a great deal for walkers with the high mountains and rolling hills in the west to the woodlands and riverside walks, and the canal sides for people wanting a bit more of a gentle walk, for anyone of any ability there is something out there for everyone in Wales.  The Brecon Beacons are quite a diverse landscape, you have everything from the waterfalls and caves in the south of the park, with the highest point in southern Britain, and then you have the Usk Valley with rivers and reservoirs that you can walk around as well.  There are hundreds of walking routes in the park, ranging from gentle strolls to strenuous climbs.

There are many options to explore in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Each area of the national park has its own unique features and interests, so if you have visited once or twice you haven't by any means seen all the park.

Even on a wet misty autumnal day you can still get spectacular views just as you would on a day of bright sunshine, just open your mind to whatever experiences you come across and be willing to embrace some of the wonderful views and don't expect to do it all in one visit.

The park's staff organise guided walks and other activity events throughout the summer.

While discovering the natural wonders of the area, you'll be able to additionally explore the depths of the Brecon Beacons below ground, due to some spectacular natural caves shaped within the rocks over hundreds of years.

Brecon Beacons are home to several interesting waterfalls. These incorporate the most noteworthy waterfall, Henryd Falls (27m), and the most photographed, Sgwd Eira. Both permit visitors to stroll behind the water.

A significant number of the waterfalls are located near Pontneddfechan, a village in the southernmost part of Brecon.  Beautiful falls can be found in the Talybont Valley, between the Brecon Beacons and the Black mountains. These waterfalls are a key component to Brecon Beacons characteristic beauty.

There are many places to stay in the National Park and its fringes.

These include country hotels, guesthouses, holiday inns and friendly B&Bs tucked away in the hills.  If you are looking for a great range of self-catering options there are cottages, bunkhouses, hostels, campsites, caravan sites and even canal boats.

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