More than 40% of Blaenavon World Heritage Site is within the Brecon Beacons National Park. This magnificent landscape is steeped in history and has many things to see and do.
Stretching from Hay on Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park spreads over 500 square miles. For the adventurous there are spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers and caves to be explored. For those seeking a more relaxed time there are plenty of quiet country lanes, welcoming pubs, easy cycle rides, walks along the canal and tranquil scenery to be discovered.
The National Park is the perfect place to go walking whether you want a gentle ramble through fields and woods or the challenge of the high mountains. Cycling is also a popular pursuit with the choice of energetic mountain biking or a gentle cycle ride; bikes can be hired once you arrive.
Horse riding is a great way to reach remote parts of the Park, and you can really get away from it all on the water, on a barge, canoe or yacht!
The National Park is a haven for all sorts of wildlife which can be viewed at a number of area's around the site. There is also evidence of the previous inhabitants such as Stone Age monoliths, Bronze Age burial mounds and Iron Age hill-forts. The museums and visitor centres across the Park give an insight into all the areas history. Find out more about the whole of the Park, its history and its people at the National Park Visitor Centre with its events, displays and restaurant/teashop.