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What is on the doorstep of the Brecon Beacons?
The Brecon Beacons - a doorstep to so much more!
The Brecon Beacons are mainly situated in Powys but they also have Monmouthshire on their eastern boundary and Carmarthenshire accounts for a large area to the west of Sennybridge.
With the industrial valleys of South Wales, Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, the Wye Valley, Herefordshire in the east - you need to stay a while to truly discover this area of southern mid Wales!!
The Brecon Beacons National Park's position on the northern rim of the industrial valleys area of Southern Wales allows a fantastic opportunity to really discover the contrasting landscapes of this historic country the ribbon valleys of the mining heartland lead straight to Cardiff the vibrant capitol of Wales with fantastic shopping, the newly developed bay area with The Millenium Centre or for those with sports in their heart there is the Millennium Stadium home of welsh rugby!!
A stones throw from Cardiff is the Vale of Glamorgan with a different rural feel to the Beacons and of course the heritage coast with its dramatic plunging cliffs and tiny secluded coves. Both the Vale and Cardiff itself are only an hour from the centre of the Beacons.
When planning your journey to and from the Brecon Beacons make sure you make time to stop and explore The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean - 'Places where memories are made'!
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is an area of unrivalled beauty that has captivated discerning visitors since the 18th century. Ross on Wye in South Herefordshire has long been considered the birthplace of British tourism. It is the borderland country where the heritage of Wales and England meet, and is easily accessible from anywhere in the UK
The Wye Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Forest of Dean has long been seen as the jewel in Englands crown. Between them they have some of the most wonderful scenery in Britain. There are many interesting and historic places to visit, castles to explore, villages to discover, and industrial heritage to seek out. Stay a while, relax and enjoy the thrill of a new landscape where breathtaking views assuage the senses, in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Pick your way through the leafy dappled shade in Spring and the golden hues in Autumn
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean offer an abundance of attractions to visit, and outdoor leisure activities to enjoy for all ages and all abilities.