Brecon Beacon cottages
When you think of Wales and mountains, the first thought in your head would more than likely be ‘Snowdonia’. However, the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is equally as impressive. One of three National Parks in Wales, the Brecon Beacon mountain range is the only National Park here to be granted Dark Sky Status. Awarded this prestigious status in February 2013, the Brecon Beacons was the world’s 5th area to become an International Dark Sky Reserve. What could be better than sitting in the garden of your holiday cottage and gazing at the many stars above?
The Brecon Beacons are so scenic that they are even used as one big movie set, including Hollywood movies. You never know which A-list celebrity you may spot when you come here for a holiday. Easily accessible from England, a self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons will get you away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.
What can I do around the Brecon Beacons?
Take your pick! The Brecon Beacons National Park has a wealth of outdoor activities perfect for you and your family. Covering 519 square miles, the mountain range is well-known for its walking trails. You can choose a relaxing afternoon stroll, or one of the more adventurous trails with challenging terrain and steep descents. Attempt one of these more difficult trails, and you may come across the army. The rugged terrain and intense landscape offers the military the perfect location for their regular training events. Whichever of the many trails you decide to walk, they are all guaranteed to give you jaw-dropping views of the spectacular mountain range and the rolling countryside of South Wales. For alternative outdoor activities, you can try rock climbing, gorge walking, caving and mountain biking.