About Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre

The Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre provides information and interpretation for visitors to the area.

The Mountain Centre, which is how everyone refers to it locally, is run by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. It is located 5 miles southwest of Brecon and some 15 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil.

Some 1100ft/335m above sea level, its location offers stunning views of Pen-y-Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. An adjacent moorland ridge known as Mynydd Illtyd offers some fine easy to moderately graded walking.
The Beacons View tea room, on the lower level, provides meals made from locally produced food and excellent cups of tea – from the car park follow the curved, gently sloping path down to the seating area and the entrance. Visitors are also very welcome to bring their own food and picnic outside.

Children and families are catered for in a well tended large field suitable for informal games. Just outside the grounds of the centre is an area of common land called Mynydd Illtud, with plenty of easy walks with fantastic views.

There is a National Park information section with books, maps and souvenirs. An excellent exhibition offers an introduction to help visitors appreciate and explore this pristine protected landscape.

The Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre is one of the National Park's top ten sites for stargazing.


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