Having earned a national park status way back in 1957, Brecon Beacons is one of the most fabulous parts of Wales. Whether you are looking for odd waterfalls, crystal blue lakes, sprawling forests, or rugged mountains, Brecon Beacons is home to all of these things. Planning your next trips? Here are the reasons why this place should be your next destination.
Go Hiking at Pen-y-Fan
Do you know that Pen-y-Fan is Brecon Beacon’s highest point? On a clear day, nothing should prevent you from enjoying crazy, impressive views from this peak. And Pen-y-Fan has several different walks worth exploring. It is important that you visit the place prepared as the peak can sometimes be messy due to storms and winds. Don’t forget to carry plenty of sunscreen and water during summer.
Enjoy Food Festivals
If foodie delights are your thing, Brecon Beacons has plenty of them. There are various different food festivals held all year round, meaning that you can stuff yourself silly any season you visit this place. For instance, September and October will treat you to the famous Abergavenny Food Festival, where everything from Welsh cakes to cheese to beer can be sampled.
Discover the Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves
Is there anything more that can be said of the finest natural wonder in the entire Britain? Dan-yr-Ogof is an impressive site that you will want included on your itinerary next time you visit Brecon Beacons. But what the hell is it? Well, it is a breath-taking cave system that stretches as long as nine miles. In this cave, you come across ‘Alabaster Pillar’ and a number of other remarkable formations. You also see at least a whopping 220 life-sized models of a dinosaur. What an attraction to enjoy.
Visit the Fun-Filled Penderyn Distillery
The Penderyn Distillery is where the globally recognized malt whiskey is produced, and Brecon Beacon itself is the source of water used to make this drink. On your tour here, you will be taken through not only the history of the drink but also the special art used to produce it. Looking forward to a strong evening tipple? You can take advantage of the available whiskey tasting, and if you like the drink, you can match straight to the on-site shop and purchase one or two bottles.