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Tourists and book lovers flock to Hey-on-Wye year after year especially those who enjoy book-browsing and high-quality tea rooms and restaurants. Llandovery is a market town steeped in history that still has a medieval feel to it. Talybont-on-Usk is a pretty village nestling between the River Usk and the Brecon Canal, has delightful Inns, a great place for walkers and cyclists to relax after a day on the hills! Those wanting interesting walks, and recommendations on places to visit only have to inquire at their accommodation, where you’re sure to receive plenty of local knowledge.
Adventure and exploration aren’t for everyone but holidaying in the Brecon Beacons in the great outdoors offers opportunities to do something many have never tried before, like caving or river walking. However, it's not all about being active. You must make time to relax and spoil yourself at one of the local spas and holistic centres. To find out general information on some of the activities on offer in the area, visit the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Historic Brecon is the bustling centre of the area with narrow streets and lanes, Georgian houses and a 12th-century Cathedral, that also houses two museums. Abergavenny is a thriving market town while Crickhowell boasts a 13th-century castle and a 17th-century bridge with more arches on one side than the other!! Moving along we reach Hay on Wye internationally famous for its second-hand bookshops of which there were over 30 at the last count, with over a million books for sale, many with information on the area.
Covering a vast area of 519 square miles, the Brecon Beacons National Park stretches from Llandeilo in the West to Hay-on-Wye in the East and includes the Black Mountain in the West, the Black Mountains in the East, the Central Beacons in the middle, and the ancient Fforest Fawr. With paths and trails for walking, running, horse riding and mountain biking, the Brecon Beacons can bring out a sense of adventure in everyone. Challenge yourself to hike to the top of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in the National Park, or head off to explore some of the lesser trails, such as a walk from the centre of Llandovery along the banks of the Tywi river. With so many trails to choose from, every day can be a new adventure.
Walking and hiking are only part of the picture though, as the Beacons Beacons offer so much more than that, for those who want to challenge themselves or experience some high-adrenaline fun. Take to the water in a canoe or kayak, with waters suitable for beginners or those with plenty of experience. Not for the faint-hearted, caving is also a popular experience in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and again, there are opportunities for those new to caving and those who have already built up a level of skills. Mountain biking is also hugely popular, and once bitten by the mountain biking bug, you’ll be off exploring the peaks and trails, combining hairy descents and challenging forest tracks with more gentle rides alongside rivers or streams. It’s a great sport that combines physical and mental agility with endurance, stamina and tactical decision-making - all whilst zooming through the most incredible Brecon Beacons landscapes.
For those who want to simply kick back and relax whilst on holiday in the Brecon Beacons, there are plenty of places to explore, where old traditions and a more simple way of life still hold fast. The cheerful market towns of Brecon and Abergavenny are charming and packed with independent shops and boutiques, as well as fascinating local museums and impressive galleries. With a dozen medieval castles to choose from, history lovers will have plenty to keep them busy. Dinefwr Castle, sitting high above the pretty town of Llandeilo, gives stunning panoramic views across the surrounding countryside, whilst nearby, the imposing ruins of Carreg Cennen Castle, perched on a rocky hillside, talk to visitors of myths and legends from centuries past.
The Brecon Beacons offer a warm Welsh welcome to visitors from far and wide.
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