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Brecon Beacons named as one of the best parks in Europe

Brecon Beacons named as one of the best parks in Europe

Canal towpath at Pencelli
Canal towpath at Pencelli


Brecon Beacons National Park has been named as one of the best parks to visit in Europe. The accolade comes from Lonely Planet, one of the World’s leading travel authorities. In its new publication, ‘The Best Things in Life are Free', the park has been named along with seven other European National Parks.


The Brecon Beacons offers the traveller many different attractions and accommodation. For the adventurer, there is abseiling and rock climbing, horse-riding, and watersports.


Walking enthusiasts will be able to discover many beauty spots including forests, lakes and spectacular vistas. Also known as Waterfall Country, the Waterfall Centre in Pontneddfechan provides a great starting point to get all the knowledge to make the most of discovering the numerous falls in action, including Sgwd yr Eira where the walker can go behind the curtain of water.


For those who wish to explore the park on two wheels, hire companies offer bikes, routes, guides and equipment for different terrains and experiences.


Of course, there is much more to see and do including towns and villages, caves, castles and gardens. And as it has been awarded Dark Skies status, there will be plenty of time to enjoy a spot of stargazing.


For all the information, visit the Brecon Beacons official website.


You can find Visit Wales’ graded accommodation for Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons here. From hotels to caravans, hostels to camping, there is something to suit every budget holder. 

Published 6 March 2017



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