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Brecon Beacons National Park
Travel Guide – Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park Travel Guide

Situated in the very heart of Wales, Brecon Beacons is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored. The scenery here is simply stunning and there are plenty of hiking trails to be found running through this large and lovely green zone as well as scenic spots where visitors can pause to enjoy a picnic. The small town of Brecon is located in the very middle of Brecon Beacons and this is a good place for visitors to use as a base while exploring the surrounding area.

Things to see and do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

A group of people hiking in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales in winter with the mountains covered in frost.

Nature lovers are sure to be in their element when they explore Brecon Beacons National Park, which covers an area of more than five hundred miles. The wild and rugged beauty of the area is scattered with enchanting natural features such as gently flowing rivers, large lakes and stone villages that are set in deep wooded valleys that are just waiting to be explored.

People who have a love for heights and enjoy extreme sports are sure to have fun canyoning in Brecon Beacon National Park. Guides as well as equipment can be hired in the town of Brecon and the experienced guides make sure that visitors have fun while staying safe.

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Welsh river on edge of the Brecon Beacons.

Offering an interesting insight into the history of the area, Brecon Cathedral was established in the 11th century after the town of Brecon was captured by William the Conqueror. A large collection of unique monastic buildings can be found within the gently crumbling walls of the cathedral and guided tours are available throughout the year.

Music lovers will want to make sure that they time their trip so that they can catch the Brecon Jazz Festival, which is held every year in the month of August. The event lasts for three fun filled days and boasts an impressive line-up of local and international jazz musicians as well as other types of events.

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.

A pretty trail runs alongside the River Usk from Brecon Cathedral and this is a pleasant place to take a stroll on a sunny day. Many parts of the trail are rather steep, but the effort is more than worth it as the views from the highest points are simply stunning.

Climate conditions

The summer months are the perfect time to visit to experience the natural beauty of the area and there are plenty of warm and sunny days to be enjoyed in June and July. However, August is generally the hottest month of the year and this is also the best time for music lovers to pay a visit to Brecon Beacons.