Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages
Did you know...The Beacons Way walk stretches for 101 miles?
The Brecon Beacons mountain range in South Wales forms one of the country’s three stunning national parks. Largely moorland, the mountains lend themselves to all kinds of outdoor activities and include some of the most breathtaking walks in the UK. The Beacons stand to the south of Brecon and many head to the park each year to view the area’s famous waterfalls and mysterious caves. Our Brecon Beacons holiday cottages are conveniently located for guests to enjoy the natural magnificence and range of pursuits that are part of any Brecon Beacons holiday.
- Wild Welsh mountain ponies roam the park
- Signal fires are still lit on the Beacons to celebrate national events
- The national park is famous for its many waterfalls
Brecon Beacons Tourist Information
Designated a National Park of Wales in 1957, Brecon Beacons is an escape from it all in every sense of the phrase! Its temperamental climate and sprawling moorlands give Brecon Beacons holidays a dramatic tone, yet the many outdoor activities and walks available are perfect for relaxing in the great outdoors. On a historic note, the Beacons are home to many ancient sites and monuments – and there is barely a walk which doesn’t pass a site of interest or mystery.
The many things to do during holidays in Brecon Beacons include outdoor climbing, guided walks, caving and kayaking – all of which have specialised centres and instructors available to ensure your safety and enjoyment. The area’s many golf courses are also popular, and there are many special activities to entertain children. A range of events take place in the park throughout the year.
Brecon Beacons Family Attractions
The dramatic setting of the Brecon Beacons means that there is no shortage of activities to try, or natural sights to marvel at during your stay in a Brecon Beacons holiday cottage. The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of Wales’ most popular railways, and its covered carriages take passengers on a beautiful journey of spectacular views. Why not hop off at Pontsticill for refreshment or to explore?
One of the park’s most enchanting sights is the historic Carreg Cennen castle. Perched on a limestone crag, these ruins make a foreboding sight and overlook Black Mountain and ancient woodlands guaranteed to ignite any imagination!
Dog Friendly Holidays in Brecon Beacons
Dog friendly holidays in Brecon Beacons are a perfect choice for those who wish to bring their pet along for a break. The numerous walks and trails and the large expanses of open land found on Brecon Beacons make the area a great place to explore with your dog, although owners should be aware of any wildlife or signs if they let their dog off the lead at any point. Dogs are welcome on many of the park’s guided walks and to many of the events held in the Beacons.
Brecon Beacons Events
Events in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons events scene includes some of the best-loves British festivals, and no matter which time of year you visit you’ll have your pick of activities and goings on within a short distance of your Brecon Beacons holiday cottage. The Hay on Wye Festival attracts some of the biggest names in the literary and entertainment worlds, but there are plenty of regular, smaller events too.
Brecon Jazz Festival
Another of the great events in the Brecon Beacons, the Brecon Jazz Festival takes place each year in the shadow of the mountain Pen-y-Fan. Thousands head to the location just an hour from Cardiff to enjoy a programme of concerts and events.
This festival is an energetic celebration of jazz music in one of the world’s most inspiring settings.
Many compose whilst they’re there, and the Brecon Fringe Festival is packed with free events. The Fringe Festival takes place in the town of Brecon, and enables local artists to showcase their music, and visitors can expect a diverse mix.
There are many guided walks organised and run by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, so why not choose one and enjoy a fun, outdoors Brecon Beacons event and the chance to see more of the national park? There are guided walks to suit any interests, from those which follow crash sites, to wildlife walks and historic walks.
The informed guides will ensure that you don’t miss a thing, and you can choose from walks that last most of the day, to those that just go on for two hours. There are some great beginners’ walks to teach visitors how to walk safely and navigate their way around the landscape.
With its rural location, it’s no surprise that the most regular Brecon Beacons events are its farmers markets! These are a great opportunity to sample the local produce and support the area’s farms during a holiday in the area, so look out for your nearest one.
Brecon Farmers Market takes place on the second Saturday of every month (except for August) from 9.30am in the Brecon Market Hall.
All produce has been grown, reared or sourced within 30 miles of the town, and the market is the perfect chance to enjoy seasonal food and handmade products from the area. Check for your nearest market.
Hay on Wye Literature Festival
The Hay on Wye Literature Festival is the biggest Brecon Beacons event and is held in the unassuming village Of Hay on Wye each year.. Set to take place from 31 May to the 10 June 2012, the festival invites popular writers and authors to speak each year. The festival attracts all kinds of people, and lovers of literature from every walk of life.
As there are children’s activities and events in the programme it’s great for families too, all you need is a passion for reading! 2011 guests of this exciting Brecon Beacons event included Bob Geldof, Professor Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes.
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