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Best campsites in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

Here are our expert-recommended campsites and attractions in and around the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

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The park covers an area of over 520 square miles and contains a diverse range of habitats for wildlife and plants, including grassland, woodland, heathland, bogs, and streams. Pen y Fan is amongst the most popular destinations for walkers and at 886 meters is the highest peak in the park. Or for a less strenuous option walk alongside the tranquil waters of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

The Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is a stunning upland area situated in the heart of Southern Wales. This mountainous landscape has everything from mountain peaks to rolling hills and is known for its rugged beauty. The Brecon Beacons are genuinely a must-see attraction for any visitor to Wales.

Some of the most famous landmarks within the park include Pen y Fan, the highest point of Bannau Brycheiniog and the stunning Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall. The Pontsticill Reservoir is also located within the park and offers fishing opportunities and miles of lovely walking routes around its shores.

The park officially changed it's name to the Welsh, Bannau Brycheiniog on 17th April 2023, it was previously known as The Brecon Beacons National Park.

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This means that there are lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, mountain biking and even caving. The park is home to four of Britain's most extensive limestone cave systems, and several operators offer introductory experiences. Caving can be dangerous, so you should always follow an experienced leader. Dan-yr-Ogof is a unique walk-through underground experience if you're less adventurous.

Top Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) Attractions

Castell Carreg Cennen
Castell Carreg Cennen

There are some unique wildlife watching opportunities within the park - keep an eye out for red kites at the Llanddeusant Feeding Station. The park also has several interesting historical sites, including the imposing 13th-century Castell Carreg Cennen.

There are lots of places to eat and drink around the park, so there are plenty of options for refreshment after a busy day of exploring! One of our favourites is The Plough near Llandeilo, which offers excellent food in its modern restaurant. There are many different walks that you can do in the Bannau Brycheiniog, and the area is very popular with walkers; it is easily accessible from the capital city, Cardiff.

Just south of the Park are the Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones a memorial to the Minister of Health from 1945 to 1951 who was the chief campaigner and founding father of the National Health Service.

9 Best Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park Campsites

Best campsites in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

Glanusk Caravan Park is in a secluded part of the Glanusk estate and is perfectly private. Relax on all-weather pitches with the option of electricity...

Pandy Caravan and Motorhome Club site is a level, luscious green site, scattered with impressive mature trees, located at the western boundary of the River...

This high quality park is on the edge of Pencelli village. Set in the grounds of an old castle amidst the Brecon scenery, the park...

Anchorage Caravan Park is a high standard family run site, centrally situated for touring much of Mid and South Wales, especially the Brecon Beacons National...

Brecon Beacons Caravan and Motorhome Club site is in a picturesque setting with with a few pitches having super views towards the Brecon Beacons. Originally...

Renovated from a former railway station, Aberbran Caravan and Motorhome Club site is just the thing if you are looking for a hidden gem, no...

Apart from the attractions of south or mid-Wales for a stay, this sheltered, family-run park could also double as a useful transit stop close to...

Black Mountain View is just 1½ miles from the popular border town of Hay-on-Wye. The site is situated on the Powys/ Herefordshire border, in the...

Pont Kemys is an attractive, peaceful touring park neatly arranged on the banks of the River Usk, only four miles from the town of the...