The Brecon Beacons are a national park situated in the county of Powys, Wales. The area is full of scenic views, idyllic paths, breath-taking walks, market towns, historic castles and much more. There is plenty to do for all the family whilst the landscape holds some of the most outstanding sights in Britain.
There are lots of things to do in and around the Brecon Beacons. Brecon itself is a quaint little town which makes for a great day out. The world famous Brecon Jazz Festival is hosted there once a year in August and near by the annual Green Man Festival also takes place in August where some of the best talent in alternative music turns up to play.
Crickhowell is a small town close to the Brecon Beacons that has a variety of things to do such as Oriel CRiC Gallery at the Crickhowell Resource and Information. The surrounding area is rife with art venues. Brecon's Beacons Crafts, Artbeat Brecon, The Hay Makers at Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountain Gallery in Cwmllynfell and Crafts Alive in Llandeilo are all great places to visit for those who love their art.
There are a huge number of castles in the area to visit too with Carreg Cennen, Abergavenny Castle, Brecon Castle and Hay Castle to name but a few.
The Hay Book Festival is a world renowned event that attracts some of the biggest names in the world to the small town of Hay-on-Wye during the summer. Former Presidents, celebrities and literary legends all flock to the town for some intriguing and delightful seminars and events.
Within the national park itself there are some beautiful sights to visit. The Black Mountains in the east with the peak of Waun Fach are extremely picturesque forming a border with Herefordshire. The Central Beacons offer an imposing backdrop to the town of Brecon with the highest peak in South Britain, Pen y Fan, in their midst. Forest Fawr lies in the west of the park and is full of magical woodland, rivers and waterfalls. The glacial lakes of Llyn Y Fan Fach and Llyn Y Fan Fawr provide some stunning landscapes.
The Brecon Beacons really do deliver what is best about Wales with some amazing sights and some natural wonders that take the breath away.