Things to do in
The Brecon Beacons

There's so much to see and do all across the Brecon Beacons National Park. From listening to the bird song on long country walks, seeing  lambs frolicking in the fields, kayaking down the river Usk or watching the stars from the super clear skies. Any time is a great time to get out, be active and do something wonderful.

Have a Good Day Out

Great days out in South Wales for animal lovers – Good Day Out offers unique engaging experience days with cute little animals and friendly knowledgeable trainers who love what they do. All are held safely in small groups, but private sessions are also available. 

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

You’ll always find a warm welcome at the National Park Visitor Centre, often referred to locally as the Mountain Centre. A team of friendly and knowledgeable Information Officers are on hand all year round to help you make the most of your visit to the National Park.

Carreg Cennen Castle

The story of Carreg Cennen Castle is a long one, going back at least to the 13th century. There is archaeological evidence, however, that the Romans and prehistoric peoples occupied the craggy hilltop centuries earlier. Although the Welsh Princes of Deheubarth built the first castle at Carreg Cennen, what remains today dates to King Edward I's momentous period of castle-building in Wales.

Craig y Nos Castle

Half-way between Swansea and Brecon, Craig Y Nos Castle is an excellent venue for your Wedding in Wales and also for Dog Friendly Accommodation and Accommodation in South Wales.

Black Mountain Adventure

Black Mountain Adventure, situated in the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, is a family run adventure centre specialising in providing high-quality outdoor adventure activities to a wide range of groups and individuals.

Cantref Adenture Farm

Cantref started as a working farm and started the riding centre 60 years ago by the present owners father. Mary still runs the riding centre and her son Colin and daughter in law Gwen (with their children) now run the farm, adventure farm, camp-site and holiday cottages.

Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves

Explore one of the world’s largest award-winning dinosaur parks – see over 220 life-sized dinosaur models, and get up close and personal with some of the monsters from millions of years ago!

Dragonfly Canal Cruises

Travel on this historical waterway, a fantastic feat of engineering, built before roads and railways. Cruise through a canal lock and over an aqueduct which carries the canal over the River Usk.

Llangorse Lake

East of Brecon, between the Central Beacons and the Black Mountains, is the largest natural lake in Wales, Llangorse Lake. Like the mountain lakes, it lies in a hollow formed by glacial action, but at 154m above sea level, it’s far more accessible.

Brecon Mountain Railway

The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line.

Canoe Hire Wales

Want to hire a canoe on the River Wye? Our canoes and kayaks are available to hire for half days, full days and multi-day expeditions through the Wye Valley in Brecon, South Wales.


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Usk Reservoir

The Usk Reservoir in the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a remote upland 280 acre reservoir below the Black Mountain. It is surrounded by the Glasfynnedd Forest and has a 5.4 mile waymarked route for walking and cycling from the car park around the reservoir and across the dam.

Trecastle Antiques

Trecastle Antiques Centre is situated on the A40 between Brecon and Llandovery. The 'Antique Tardis' is a composition of 11 units each with its own individual feel attracting many customers from around the country and indeed the world. This is an Antiques Centre with a twist. We offer affordable items, antiques, vintage, retro, collectables, tools, salvage, upcycled furniture and much more.


Talybont has a bit of everything – a canal, 2 rivers, a reservoir, hills, woods, waterfalls, wildlife, local arts and crafts, a village shop and wi-fi cafe, 3 pubs and a restaurant.  It can even boast its own fascinating history from the Iron Age to the Industrial Revolution.


Whether you prefer strolling along to take in the gems you pass or energetically stepping up a huge slopes like the tallest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan, to get your heart pounding, you’re guaranteed to find a walk to suit your mood and needs within easy distance of your base here in the Brecon Beacons.


Aberglasney House and Gardens is a medieval house and gardens set in the Tywi valley in the parish of Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, West Wales. It is owned and run by Aberglasney Restoration Trust, a registered charity. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Gower Coastline

Gower was the first place in Britain to be named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With cliffs and woodlands ringed by sparkling beaches, the Gower peninsula is so adored by walkers, birdwatchers, sunbathers and surfers, it’s been scooping awards ever since.


Our National Park is a great place for a day out on two wheels, or even a cycle touring or mountain biking holiday. Our bike guides and hire companies can set up anything from a simple day's bike hire to a complete package with equipment, accommodation, routes and guides all included.

Waterfall Country

Located right on the south-westerly edge of the National Park this area is amongst the most beautiful and popular parts of the National Park. Here the rivers Mellte, Hepste, Pyrddin and Nedd-fechan wind their way down deep, tree-lined gorges, over a series of dramatic waterfalls, before joining to form the River Neath.

National Botanic Garden of Wales

With 400 acres for you to explore, Waun Las National Nature Reserve is an enchanting mosaic of flower-rich meadows, evocative woodlands, waterfalls and cascades. Over the past five years, we having been restoring this landscape for your enjoyment, well-being and next adventure.

Royal Welsh Show

Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

Sennybridge Show

The Sennybridge Show showcases the very best of local farming, food and rural life. A great family day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the livestock, including a dog show, craft, domestic, horticulture tents, sample great local food & drink and discover many of the trade stands around the showground.