The biggest attraction to the area is its own natural beauty, with stunning scenery, beautiful waterfalls and lakes. Search www.cadw.wales.gov.uk for details of historic monuments to visit - some of which are free to enter! For festivals, markets and shows take a look at our Events Diary.
Waterfall Country is one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr Geopark.
Cycling is very popular and the National Cycle Route 8 runs close by. Sustrans.
For young children there is The Play Barn near Brecon. A soft play facility for children up to the age of 11 (on A470).
The Play Barn
For all the family Cantref Adventure Farm has lots to offer. Indoor and outdoor adventures from a soft play area and electric tractors to sledge rides, paddle boats and a nature trail. Cantref is also a riding centre.
Cantref Adventure Farm
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is a great day out for all ages. There are the caves to explore, an Iron Age village, Shire Horse Centre, Dinosaur Park and much more.
Blaenavon Industrial World Heritage Site. Here you can visit the Big Pit and go underground to learn about coal mining. See the Ironworks, the best preserved 18th century ironworks in the world. There is a Heritage Railway, a museum and Blaenavon Heritage Town itself.
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
For rail enthusiasts and those that enjoy steam train travel there is the Brecon Mountain Railway, one of the most popular railways in Wales. The journey takes you through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park, passing the Taf Fechan Reservoir and on to Dol-y-Gaer. Passengers can alight by the reservoir and go exploring, catching a train later to take you back to the station.
Brecon Mountain Railway
Just a little something for Dad - the only distillery in Wales, producing Welsh single malt whisky!
The Welsh Whisky Company