12. National Park Visitor Centre (Mountain Centre)
This visitor centre is an ideal place to stop and find out more about the Brecon Beacons National Park, where to visit or just to enjoy the scenery
The centre overlooks the central Brecon Beacons, including Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du. The information desk, shop, and toilets can all be found on the entrance level. A short ramp or two steps lead up to the main corridor. A small millenium garden incorporates a colourful display of ceramics and tiles, created by the South Wales Potters and local school children.
The tea room, on the lower level, provides meals made from locally produced food and excellent cups of tea – from the car park follow the curved, gently sloping path down to the seating area and the entrance.
Just outside the grounds of the centre is an area of common land called Mynydd Illtud, with plenty of easy walks with fantastic views.
When To Visit Us
Spring (Easter - June) 9.30am - 5.00pm
Summer (July - Oct) 9.30am - 5.00pm
Spring (March - June) 9.30am - 5.00pm
Summer (July - Aug) 9.30am - 5.30pm
Autumn (Sept - Oct) 9.30am - 5.00pm
Winter (Nov - Feb) 9.30am - 4.30pm
Open all year except Christmas Day and closed at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
How to get there: The centre is signposted from the A470, close to the village of Libanus, 9km south of Brecon.
Nearest town or village: Libanus.
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 SN 977 262.
Distance: From a few metres to several kilometres.
Facilities: A gift shop and tea room are on site. Brecon has plenty of shops and petrol stations. Open every day except Christmas Day, 9.30am-4.30/6pm depending on season.
Parking: There is a large car park with a compacted stone surface with disabled car parking spaces which have a tarmac surface next to the visitor centre. This is a pay and display car park with free parking for disabled parking badge holders only.
Toilets: The toilets and baby changing room are just inside the main entrance corridor. The disabled access toilet is to the right of the entrance ramp.