Mid Wales & Brecon Beacons

With two National Trails and a National Park, this is fabulous walking and thinking country. In its charming, lively market towns, outdoorsy types rub along with writers and artists and the mood is gently alternative and modestly intellectual. A year-round programme of cultural events including the Hay FestivalHowTheLightGetsIn festival and Brecon Jazz draws visitors from all over the world.

Visit the official regional website for more information: visitmidwales.co.uk

Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn waterfall in the Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park

From the depths of its caves to the grandeur of Pen y Fan and Cribyn, its highest peaks, there’s plenty to explore in this gem of a national park.

Henry Widdicombe

Insider guide to Machynlleth

Henry Widdicombe’s guide to Machynlleth, the mid Wales home of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Things to do and places to eat.
Theatr Brynceiniog on the Brecon Canal Basin

5 things to do in Brecon

Punch Maughan, Brecon Beacons Tourism Ambassador, shows us Brecon’s best bits.

Female walker at Upper Neuadd reservoir, Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons adventures

Ten inspirational ideas to get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Director Marc Evans with cameraman

Marc Evans’ Wales

The director of Visit Wales’ TV advertising campaigns tells us what’s special about Wales.

Stone bridge crossing the Usk River at Crickhowell with the Table Mountain in the background

Brecon Beacons by bus

Follow the River Usk from Abergavenny, through Crickhowell, Tretower and Talybont-on-Usk.

Director Marc Evans with cameraman

Marc Evans’ Wales

The director of Visit Wales’ TV advertising campaigns tells us what’s special about Wales.

Director Marc Evans with cameraman

Marc Evans' Wales, a director's cut

The director of Visit Wales’ TV advertising campaigns explains that Wales offers visitors much more than dramatic picture-postcard views.