Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

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VISIT Brecon Beacons National Park:

Park Details

Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957, and has a total area of 333,697 acres (521 square miles, or 1,351 square kilometers).

Address Brecon, Wales, LD3 8ER
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Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Brecon Beacons National Park is the 10th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Brecon Beacons National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Brecon Beacons National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Brecon Beacons National Park are July, June, August & May.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation9672656465636566588784100
Avg Temp404145505660636359534541
Max Temp484956616972757571645449
Avg Temp323234354045484846423733
Min Temp222324243035393936312723
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Brecon Beacons National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Brecon Beacons National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Brecon Beacons National Park.

NameDistance
Exmoor National Park86 km
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park114 km
Snowdonia National Park137 km
Dartmoor National Park148 km
New Forest National Park168 km
Peak District National Park196 km
South Downs National Park214 km
Wicklow Mountains National Park237 km
Yorkshire Dales National Park271 km
Lake District National Park303 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Brecon Beacons National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Brecon Beacons National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Brecon Beacons National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Birmingham International AirportBHXBirmingham, 133 km
Manchester AirportMANManchester, 180 km
London Heathrow AirportLHRLondon, 213 km
London Luton AirportLTNLondon, 213 km
London Gatwick AirportLGWLondon, 242 km
London Stansted AirportSTNLondon, 254 km
Belfast International AirportBFSBelfast, 357 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Brecon Beacons National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cardiff International AirportCWLCardiff, 56 km
Bristol AirportBRSBristol, 77 km
Exeter International AirportEXTExeter, 129 km
Liverpool John Lennon AirportLPLLiverpool, 165 km
Anglesey AirportVLYAngelsey, 166 km
Bournemouth AirportBOHBournemouth, 168 km
East Midlands AirportEMANottingham, 179 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.