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Brecon Beacons

The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Considered by many to be Britain’s most picturesque waterway, the tree-lined canal offers incredible views of the mountains with virtually no effort.

It’s perfect walking country, with gentle strolls around villages and no end of challenging mountain tops. As you near the terminus of the canal at Brecon, there are splendid views of Pen y Fan, the highest point in South Wales (2,906ft). Horse-riding, mountain biking, road cycling, bird watching, para-gliding and golf are all close to hand.

It's more than just stunning scenery. There are nature reserves, prehistoric standing stones, castles, churches and heritage attractions, notably Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Big Pit National Coal Museum and the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. And, as an International Dark Sky Reserve, the Brecon Beacons is an amazing place by night, as well as by day.

Discover what the Brecon Beacons has to offer.

World Heritage Site