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Brecon Beacons National Park

Monmouthshire is the gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park, winner of the Best Destination in Wales award in 2018. Making up around a fifth of Monmouthshire's total area, the Brecon Beacons are an important part of the county. There's plenty of ways to enjoy the beacons here, from visiting the foodie market town of Abergavenny or discovering the ruins of Llanthony Priory, to relaxing on a narrowboat on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal or scaling the heights of the Black Mountains.

The Brecon Beacons National Park became the country's first International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012, and there are dozens of places around the National Park, including designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites in Monmouthshire, where you can stop off and experience spectacularly clear night skies.

Visit Abergavenny

Discover the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Events in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Green Man Festival

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Aug 2021

Once a tiny folk event attended by just a few hundred people, Green Man has grown to be one of the can’t-miss fixtures of the summer festival season.

Abergavenny Food Festival 2021

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Sep 2021

It’s official. Abergavenny Food Festival 2021 is happening. Get the weekend of 18 & 19 September firmly in your calendar. It will be so good to see you again.

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Sat 5 - Sun 13 Mar 2022

A week of guided walks for all ages and abilities in and around the Black Mountains - part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Places to Stay in the Brecon Beacons

Pyscodlyn Farm Caravan & Camping Site

Situated in the picturesque Usk valley, within the Brecon Beacons National Park. A small friendly site, ideally located for touring the Black Mountains. Fishing tickets available for River Usk. A wealth of golf clubs.

Touring & Camping Park with 66 pitches, £14 ptpn

The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn at Llanfoist, known as “The Bridge” is a small privately owned pub perched on the banks of the Usk river, easy to find, and just 1/2 mile from the ancient town of Abergavenny, often referred to as “The Gateway of Wales”.

Inn with 4 rooms, £60 pppnb

Merryfields Barn

In the Brecon Beacons Nat. Park, with stunning views from all rooms of nearby Crickhowell, the Usk Valley and Black Mountains, Merryfields Barn is a cosy, quality, 2-bedroom modern barn conversion.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £695 pupw sleeps 1-4

Hen Ty & Dan y Berllan

Two traditional welsh stone self-catering holiday cottages just 3 miles from Abergavenny with magnificent views of the Skirrid Mountain, private coarse fishing, and good walks in The Black Mountains.

Self-catering with 2 units, £1030 pupw sleeps 8

Middle Ninfa Farm Bunkhouse

Are you a family or activity group looking for a friendly/comfortable/quiet Bunkhouse/Cottage for up to 6 people? In stunning mountain landscape near Abergavenny, South-East Wales?

Bunkhouse with 2 bedspaces, £60-£70 prpn

Wharfinger's Cottage

Unique setting alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal creates a perfect base for exploring the canal and the wider Monmouthshire area.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £728 pupw sleeps 1-6

Blossom Touring Park

Blossom Holiday Park is an exciting new development set in a south facing pear and plum orchard located 1.5 miles on the out skirts of Abergavenny.

Touring & Camping Park with 84 pitches, £15 ptpn

Old Rectory

Lovely barn and stable set in five acres of land above the village of Maes y Gwartha in a delightful rural location with magnificent views over the Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains and the ponies and sheep in the field.

Self-catering with 2 units, £527-£996 pupw sleeps 4-10

The Hardwick

Award winning restaurant with rooms run by chef Stephen Terry, and his wife Joanna.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £140-£150 prpnb

Courtyard Cottage

Welcome to Hopyard Farm-perfect location for gathering friends and family.Courtyard Cottage sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms. Enjoy the company of your party while surrounded by the beautiful Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1270 pupw sleeps 4-14

The Angel Hotel

Set in an ideal location at the heart of the bustling market town of Abergavenny, The Angel Hotel has a reputation for attentive, friendly service, great food, award-winning afternoon teas and a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere.

Hotel with 35 rooms, £111-£290 prpnb

Pwll Du Adventure Centre

The recently renovated accommodation at the Centre has been designed to cater for large groups or extended families.

Bunkhouse with 1 bunk, £300 prpn

Gwyn Deri Bed and Breakfast

Arrive to a warm and friendly welcome, add a peaceful night, a hearty breakfast, and enjoy the local hospitality! The aim is to make your stay as happy and comfortable as possible. Unmatched surroundings, beautiful views.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £30 pppnb

Tyr-Pwll Holiday Cottages

A self catering cottage just 2 miles from the centre of Abergavenny (the Gateway to Wales), an area with great restaurants and amazing scenery.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £320 pupw sleeps 1-2

Oakfield B&B

Situated within the Blaenavon World Heritage site and on the border of Brecon Beacons National Park. On National Cycle Network route 492 and within walking distance of Big Pit Mining Museum, Ironworks, town centre and Garn Lakes.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £70-£132 prpnb

Premier Inn Abergavenny

Whether you're a hiker, biker or nature-lover, our Premier Inn Abergavenny hotel is great for a short break.

Budget Hotel with 61 rooms

Maes Y Berllan Barn

Converted barn from 18thC on a working farm. Situated in the Usk Valley. We have our own stretch of fishing

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1000 pupw sleeps 2-14

The Loft, Old Rectory Barn

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of Old Rectory Barn. All bedrooms are en suite. Follow local walks & cycle routes, take interesting trips or just relax in the garden. Very spacious so ideal for families or large groups. Dogs Welcome.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £540 pupw sleeps 1-6

Black Lion Guest House

A high quality 4 star family run guest house. A new traditional family run guest house situated in the market town of Abergavenny on the outskirts of The Black Mountains and The Breacon Beacon National Park.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £45 pppnb

Wern Watkin Hillside

A modern 30 person bunkhouse set in a magical mountain top location within walking distance of climbing caves and open mountain. Step directly out into ancient woodland from a well equipped stone flagged building.

Bunkhouse with 7 bunks, £19 pppnb

Things to see and do in the Brecon Beacons

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Discover Wales' rich mining heritage in this award-winning interactive museum is set in the Blaenafon Industrial Landscape and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Abergavenny Market Hall

Abergavenny Market is a lively and bustling market in the centre of Abergavenny. The retail market offers the best locally produced products every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday.

The Abergavenny Baker

Fancy a day of baking, chatting and laughter in a traditional farmhouse kitchen in the Brecon Beacons?

Monmouthshire Golf Club

The Monmouthshire is a course that suits all levels of golfer and indeed all ages.

The Art Shop and Chapel

The Art Shop & Chapel exhibits work by local, international, established & emerging artists. We sell artwork by painters, printmakers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramic artists, jewellers & book artists.

Axis Paragliding and Paramotoring

Axis paragliding and paramotoring was first formed in 1997. The school is an acredited BHPA training centre based in Abergavenny,which has access to some of the finest UK flying sites . Axis provides Tandem experience Flights and courses.

Hopyard Cycles

Hopyard Cycles is run from Hopyard Farm, Abergavenny by Bob and Diana Blowfield. Full range of cycles to hire to suit all the family - adult, junior, trailers and baby seats.

Borough Theatre

The Borough Theatre is a lively 300 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny. The Theatre presents a year round programme of professional and is part of the town hall building dating back to 1870.

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

The Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for your visit to the area. Located in the sympathetically restored former St. Peter’s School, it provides an overview of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape.

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Visit Abergavenny Leisure Centre for swimming, sporting activities, health facilities and more.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

Abergavenny Museum, founded in 1959, is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle. The Museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. The displays tell the story of this historic market town.

Brilliant Bronze Age Exhibition

This exhibition looks at axes found in the local area, the story of how they were made, how they were used, why they might have ended up in the ground and how they were found, bringing their story right up to the present day.

Sugar Loaf Vineyards

Take a relaxed stroll around the vineyard, through the orderly rows of vines, secure in warm fields sheltered by high hedges, beneath glossy green leaves, promising another rich harvest for the next vintage.

Visitor Centre

The perfect place to begin a visit to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site is the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. Tourist Information Centre staff will introduce visitors to the many attractions in the area.

Court Cupboard Gallery

The Court Cupboard is situated on the western slopes of the Skirrid Mountain in an old granary and has been managed by The Black Mountain Circle, a co-operative of local craft makers, since 1995.

St Mary's Priory

‘This is the Westminster Abbey of South Wales, for the great ones of all the ages lie here – Norman, Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart – with carved wood or marble or freestone above them.’

Castle Meadows

In the centre of Abergavenny, easily accessible from the town centre. Some 20 hectares of riverside meadow, next to the River Usk, with bordering trees, small copses, streams and ponds.

Blaenafon Heritage & Cordell Museum

The Blaenafon Community Heritage & Cordell Museum shows the fascinating history of the town from the early days of the Industrial Revolution, through to the modern day World Heritage Site.

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club is situated just 1 mile out of Abergavenny on the B4521. It is set in one of the most picturesque positions of Abergavenny with views of the Black mountains and Usk valley at every angle.

The Tithe Barn

The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses the welsh centre of excellence, shop, education centre and exhibition and the Abergavenny Tourist Information centre.

Fly Over Abergavenny & the Vale of Usk

Dark Skies in the Brecon Beacons

Find a walk near Abergavenny

Climb the mountains of the Brecon Beacons with four walks on the Sugarloaf, Blorenge, Skirrid Fach & Skirrid Fawr or try one of our other Beacons walks below.

1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

A 3.4 mile walk from Abergavenny to the top of the Little Skirrid.

13 Abergavenny to Govilon

5.6 miles through Castle Meadows in Abergavenny to Govilon along the disused railway and back on the canal towpath.

Health Walk - Swan Meadows & the River Gavenny

2.7 mile walk following the River Gavenny up and downstream.

Health Walk - Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens

1.6 mile walk around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Health Walk - River Usk & Llanwenarth Walk

4 mile walk along the River Usk to the west of Abergavenny.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal East Walk

1.6 mile walk along the canal and return by path and minor road.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

2.8 mile walk along the cycle track to Govilon and back along the canal.

10 Llanover and Out!

A 7.8 mile walk around the village of Llanover near Abergavenny.

Health Walk - Blorenge High Level Walk

4 mile walk from Keepers Pond around the summit of the Blorenge.

29 Gilwern to Clydach

A walk of 6 miles from Gilwern, west of Abergavenny, up into the woodlands and industrial heritage of the Clydach Gorge.

Welsh Dragon