Brecon Beacons


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Brecon Beacons
Brecon, Abergavenny, Llandovery and Hay-on-Wye (the 'town of books') are good centres for touring the Brecon Beacons. The park's host of attractions include the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves and Llangorse Lake.
Things to see and do Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth Powis Castle, Welshpool Celtica, Machynlleth Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, Welshpool National Cycle Collection, Llandrindod Wells Judges Lodging, Presteigne Gigrin Farm & Red Kite Feeding, Rhayader Ynyshir RSPB Reserve, Machynlleth  Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal: One of the most beautiful canals in Britain, stretching from Brecon to Newport. There are footpaths along the canal and the nearby Usk river. Cathedral Showcaves: Guided tours of these glittering natural caverns run from Eater to October. Llanthony Priory: 12th century ruins in a beautiful valley setting. Mynydd Illtyd Mountain Centre: info centre for the park. There is a circular nature trail from the centre.   Events May: Hay Literature Festival (Hay on Wye)
June: Man versus Horse Marathon (Llanwrtyd Wells)
July: Royal Welsh Show (Builth Wells)
August: Brecon Jazz Festival (Brecon)
November: Real Ale Wobble (Llanwrtyd Wells)