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Brecon Beacons National Park: National Park Visitor Centre - "The Mountain Centre"

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The "Mountain Centre" is located 5 miles south west of Brecon and some 15 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. It was opened in 1966 with financial assistant from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. The Mountain Centre, which is how everyone refers to it in South Wales, is run by the Brecon Beacons National Park  Authority. It is consistently the most popular visitor attraction in the National Park. Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre - the most popular visitor attraction in the Brecon Beacons
Contact Details: National Park Visitor Centre (Mountain Centre)
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER.
Phone (01874) 623366; Fax (01874) 624515.

Some 1100ft / 335m above sea level offering 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.

Children and families are catered for in a well tended large field suitable for informal games.

Admission is Free but there is a modest car parking charge. Overnight accommodation, camping and caravanning are not provided for. Driving and camping on the adjoining Mynydd Illtyd common is not allowed.

Landscape Interpretation:

A Mecca for Visitors - books, maps, souvenirs, walking guides, play area - an excellent exhibition and Taste of Wales cafeteria or family picnic area.

















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. There is a 60 seat lecture / conference room and a comfortable lounge with windows that display the landscape panorama.

Food at the Mountain Centre:

The recently refurbished refreshment lounge offers hot and cold lunches, a "Taste of Wales". It offers excellent food at an affordable price and visitors return again and again. Visitors are also very welcome to bring their own food and picnic outside. (Food Festival at the Mountain Centre).

The Mountain Centre at some 1100ft / 335m above sea level offering its location offers stunning views of Pen Y Fan the highest mountain in South Wales.












The Mountain Centre

Location Map

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Danywenallt Study Centre

Craig Y Nos

Village Information Agencies

Further Information and Events at the Mountain Centre: 

The Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7DP Tel: 01874-01874 623366. 

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