The Brecon Beacons Guide

Royal Welsh Show

Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show This is one of the most important dates in the Welsh agricultural year. ...

The New Inn Bwlch

The New Inn Bwlch

The New Inn Bwlch The small village of Bwlch is situated on the A40 between Crickhowell and Brecon ...

Brecon Beacons Stargazing

Brecon Beacons Stargazing

Dark Skies Stargazing The Brecon Beacons is one of the best places in the UK to observe our dark ...

The Bear Crickhowell

The Bear Crickhowell

One of Crickhowell’s iconic landmarks this traditional historic coaching inn dates from. ...

Talgarth Mill

Talgarth Mill

For 150 years the water powered Talgarth Mill ground corn from the local farmers. In 1946 it ...

Ystradfellte Caves & Kilns

Ystradfellte Caves & Kilns

Today I went to the Ystradfellte area to see the caves, kilns, burial mounds and standing stones. ...

Westonbury Mill

Westonbury Mill

Westonbury Mill There are a surprising number of small gardens tucked away that are open to the ...

Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake You will find the largest natural lake in South Wales between Brecon and Llangorse ...

The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin The Felin Fach Griffin is one of my favourite places to eat. It is ...

Alpaca My Boots

Alpaca My Boots

Alpaca My Boots The beginning of a new adventure Many hill farmers in the Brecon Beacons are ...

Aberglasney House & Gardens

Aberglasney House & Gardens

  Aberglasney House & Gardens Aberglasney Gardens is just outside Llandeilo. History ...

Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle  Carreg Cennen Castle is just outside Llandeilo on the Western side of ...

Penderyn Distillery

Penderyn Distillery

Penderyn Distillery Story It was a long time since whisky was distilled in Wales when a small ...

The Hours Cafe Bookshop

The Hours Cafe Bookshop

The Hours Cafe Bookshop There is a wonky green shop on Ship Street housing  The Hours Cafe ...

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

The Elan Valley The Elan Valley is part of the Cambrian Mountains, a beautiful unspoilt area made ...

Royal Welsh Winter Festival

Royal Welsh Winter Festival

Royal Welsh Winter Festival The showgrounds are a pleasant 45 minute drive from the Coach House to ...

Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Dolaucothi Gold Mine The Dolaucothi Gold Mine are famous for the rose coloured Welsh gold used in ...

Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival The Brecon Beacons has a wide selection of festivals covering food,, ...

Dinefwr

Dinefwr

Dinefwr Estate The National Trust property of Dinefwr consists of several elements, Newton House, ...

Brecon Jazz Festival

Brecon Jazz Festival

Brecon Jazz Festival 2019 This year’s Brecon Jazz Festival in Brecon took place on August 9 ...

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival The Green Man Festival is an independent music and arts festival held annually ...

Craig Y Nos

Craig Y Nos

Craig Y Nos Coutry Park Craig Y Nos Country Park was originally part of Craig Y Nos Castle, the ...

Abercamlais House

Abercamlais House

Abercamlais House and Penpont There are many fine examples of grand houses in the Brecon Beacons. ...

Brecon Beacons Dark Skies

Brecon Beacons Dark Skies

Brecon Beacons Dark Skies The Brecon Beacons National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve. ...

Hay Festival

Hay Festival

The Hay Festival runs from the last bank holiday weekend in May for 10 days. Over the years it has ...

Glanusk National Garden Scheme

Glanusk National Garden Scheme

National Garden Scheme Glanusk Estate Garden Crickhowell takes part in the National Garden Scheme ...

Birds of the Brecon Beacons

Birds of the Brecon Beacons

The Birds of the Brecon Beacons We are so lucky to live in an area that has an abundance of ...

Waterfall Country

Waterfall Country

Brecon Beacons Waterfalls One of the joys of the Brecon Beacons are its waterfalls. They are ...

My Brecon Beacons

My Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park We moved to the Brecon Beacons ten years ago after years of ...

Brecon Beacons Gunpowder

Brecon Beacons Gunpowder

Gunpowder Brecon Beacons The Glynneath Gunpowder Works Pontneddfechan were established in 1857. It ...

St Fagans

St Fagans

St Fagans St Fagans National Museum of History showcases the history of Wales through the people’s ...

Tretower Court

Tretower Court

Tretower Court and Castle The Brecon Beacons has a number of castles some grander than others. My ...

Hills Brecon

Hills Brecon

Hills Brecon If you are looking for a burger with a difference then you should visit Hills. ...

Three Horseshoes

Three Horseshoes

The Three Horseshoes The Three Horseshoes Groesfford has always been one of my favourite places to ...

Hay Winter Festival

Hay Winter Festival

Hay Winter Festival Once again I was organising the Hay Winter Festival 2018 stewards. The ...

Big Pit Blaenafon

Big Pit Blaenafon

Big Pit Blaenafon As part of our Brecon Beacons Ambassador scheme we visited Big Pit National Coal ...

Cribarth Geotrail

Cribarth Geotrail

Cribarth Geotrail The geotrail is part of the Brecon Beacons UNESCO Global Geopark. The area was ...

Brecon Beacons Artists

Brecon Beacons Artists

Brecon Beacons Artists There are many examples of the work Brecon Beacons artists. It is always a ...

Blaernavon

Blaernavon

Blaernavon Today I visited Blaernavon World Heritage Centre and Blaernavon Ironworks. The heritage ...

Blast from the East

Blast from the East

Blast from the East Mother nature has just reminded us of what she can do. The Blast from the East ...

Industrial Brecon Beacons

Industrial Brecon Beacons

Industrial Brecon Beacons We are probably aware of the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons ...

Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort

Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort

Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort Today I visited Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort an area of the Brecon Beacons ...

Gliffaes Country House Hotel

Gliffaes Country House Hotel

Tree Walk Today we went on a guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Gliffaes Country House Hotel. ...

Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden

Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden

I spent this morning at Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden  on the Get Growing course run by Rae Gervis. ...

Year of Legends – Gwladus & Einion

Year of Legends – Gwladus & Einion

There are many beautiful waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons but one of the most secluded are Sgwd ...

Peterstone Court

Peterstone Court

  Today we had a very pleasant lunch at Peterstone Court just a short ride from the coach ...

Royal Welsh Museum

Royal Welsh Museum

Today we visited The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh with the Brecon Beacons Ambassador. ...

The George Hotel

The George Hotel

  The George Hotel Today we had lunch in the newly re-opened The George Hotel in Brecon . It ...

Year Of Legends – Llyn Cwm Llwch

Year Of Legends – Llyn Cwm Llwch

The legend of Llyn Cwm Llwch In the shadow of Corn Du is the isolated beautifully preserved ...

Carmarthenshire Castles & Poets

Carmarthenshire Castles & Poets

Carmarthenshire Castles & Poets Today I went on a day out with the Carmarthenshire Tourist ...

Year Of Legends – Lady of the Lake

Year Of Legends – Lady of the Lake

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales. To  celebrate this occasion I will be sharing some of ...

Peronel Barnes

Peronel Barnes

Today Peronel Barnes visited to sketch the Brecon Beacons from the paddock. She stayed last year ...

Brecon Tap

Brecon Tap

  Today I had a pleasant lunch in the Brecon Tap This is a local brewery that has opened a ...

National Eisteddfod

National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod Of Wales The National Eisteddfod of Wales was held in Abergavenny. It ran ...