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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.