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Brecon Beacons National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cardiff: Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons Full-Day Trip

1. From Cardiff: Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons Full-Day Trip

Discover the highlights of South East Wales on this full-day trip from Cardiff. See sights such as the ancient Roman remains of Caerleon and Caerwent, the ruins of the Abbey of Tintern, and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Meet your guide in Central Cardiff and set out to your first stop, Caerleon Roman town. See the remains of the Roman amphitheatre and baths, and the legionary barracks. Follow the Wye Gorge towards Tintern and stop to visit Tintern Abbey, a sight made famous by painter JWM Turner. Continue up through the gorge and the spectacular Forest of Dean to Monmouth and Rockfield. Next, enter the Brecon Beacons National Park in the beautiful Black Mountains, with the ruins of Llanthony and the hidden church of St.Issu. Take in the breathtaking views of Pen y Fan and Corn Ddu, check your reflection in the reservoirs of Talybont and Pontsticill. In Merthyr Tydfil, cradle of the Welsh industrial revolution, discover the beginnings of train travel, following the river Taff for our return to Cardiff in the evening.

From Cardiff: Brecon Beacons Gorge Walking Adventure Tour

2. From Cardiff: Brecon Beacons Gorge Walking Adventure Tour

Start your day with guided tour of the world famous Rhondda Valley in Southeast Wales. Enter the Brecon Beacons National Park and take part in the most fun and adventurous activity available in South Wales, Gorge Walking. Travel through a river gorge, climb, jump, swim, and float through the rapids, walking behind waterfalls and swimming in the crystal clear waters.

From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

3. From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque beach or grab an ice cream. Visit Laugharne, and stand in awe before this village’s towering castle. Carry on towards Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill, nestled within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Roam across the ramparts and experience stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Make your way to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories, before returning to Aberystwyth later on that evening. Day 3: Harlech Castle and Chester Watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you make your way to Harlech Castle, one of the most popular castles to see in the whole of the UK. Take the chance to witness the sea views and learn about its war-torn history. Stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before journeying to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. Head to the cathedral, rebuilt in the Gothic style from 1250 onward. Arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

South Wales: Exploration Box with Maps, Itinerary, & Tips

4. South Wales: Exploration Box with Maps, Itinerary, & Tips

The South Wales Bargain Box Tour includes everything you need for the perfect adventure. When booking select the level of difficulty for your walk (easy/moderate/advanced) and we'll send you out a surprise self-guided route. Your box tour will include: Detailed Tour Itinerary – The in depth route will tell you where to start (& park) & detail every stop along the way to make sure you never lose your feet. In depth marked map outlining your route. Small laminated maps to wear around your neck on your walk with summarised directions & things to look out for. Top tips to make the most of your adventures, help you prepare & keep you safe. Lots of fun facts about the places & things you’ll see along the way. Kit list to make sure you pack everything you need. Support for your trip and emergency contact details. Lots of suggestions of what else to do in the area – including places to eat, visit & other adventures. Novelty compass & ‘how to’ guide to make sure you always stay on track Exclusive Embark whistle & embark goodies Discount vouchers for some of your favourite outdoor brands.

Sunset On The Highest Point In Southern Britain!

5. Sunset On The Highest Point In Southern Britain!

Andy's experience as a Brecon Beacons National Park warden shines through in his guided tours of the area and this mountain hike to the summit of Pen y Fan is no exception. Andy has been to the summit so many times he has lost count! In all weathers! For sunrise and sunset! In all seasons! This is a sunset walk and timed to catch the last of the rays as we reach the summit of the highest point in Southern Britain, Pen y Fan. This iconic mountain symbolises the unique nature of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is just about the finest of locations to witness the sun on its daily journey. Andy has been delivering walks at this location for over thirty years and his knowledge of the area, its farming heritage and its natural environments will be his to share with you as you take in this must-do walk in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park! Lilly said 'Andy is simply an amazing person! He’s an excellent guide, delivering amazing outdoor activities in Wales. Being new to Wales, joining Andy’s tours has been for me a great opportunity to get to know Wales.'

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What people are saying about Brecon Beacons National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 183 reviews

It was an amazing day! We had a rainy day yet Riki made it super fun. It was a small group of Riki, my friend, and I. When we hopped in the van he explained the history of Wales and why Cardiff was made the capital. He kept the conversation going with all kinds of facts and stories. At one point if the trip my friend and I tried to stump him with our questions, he was not phased and answered all our questions and then some. We all ate at a small pub he recommended some sandwiches and they were very good. We continued our journey stopping at really good photo spots for my photographer friend. It was a 10/10 day and the rain did not ruin anything.

The guide was absolutely fantastic and did a wonderful job of engaging everybody in the group. I like that there was some flexibility for us to explore at our own pace at some of the sites. I learned a lot not only about the sites that we visited, but about Wales in general.

Riki was a phenomenal tour guide. He took us all around different places in the southern countryside of Wales, and he was full of knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the whole tour. I had a wonderful experience, and I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone!

I definitely recommend it. This is the opportunity to see very attractive areas, sights and small towns in the interior of Wales.

a fun tour!! Riki was very friendly and knowledgeable