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Brecon Beacons National Park: National Park Visitor Centre - "The Mountain Centre"
The "Mountain Centre"
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
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.
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
Food at the Mountain Centre:
Further Information and Events at the Mountain Centre:
The Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7DP Tel: 01874-01874 623366.
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Keith Rapado © 2002 All rights reserved.
Revised: 23 June 2009 This non profit making website is independent
(of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority) & supports National Park aims regarding recreation, conservation & the local economy.
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