National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Visit the largest show caves in Western Europe with breathtaking limestone formations built up over thousands of years. Explore the Dan-yr-Ogof cave. Walk behind the 40ft waterfall in the Cathedral Cave. Discover how Bone Cave got its name.
Explore one of the world’s largest award-winning dinosaur parks, see over 220 life-sized dinosaur models, and get up close and personal with some of the monsters from millions of years ago!
Over 70 million years ago the first horses appeared on earth. As time passed two types of horses evolved. One was the slender racing horse, and the other was the large heavy work and war horse. Come and meet these gentle giants down on the farm at the Shire Horse Centre.
See the Stone Circles and other layouts on this site.
Explore the Dan-yr-Ogof website.
What makes it special
- Walk behind the 40ft waterfall in the Cathedral Cave
- Get up close and personal with over 220 life-sized dinosaur models
- Meet the gentle giants down on the Shire Horse Centre farm
Open from 10.00am until last entry at 3.00pm (3.30pm during Welsh school holidays)
Adults – £15.50
Children aged 3 to 16 – £12.50
Children aged 2 and under – free
Other things to do nearby
Craig y Nos is over 40 acres of parkland with riverside walks through woodland and meadows. The park is also used as a base to study the flora and fauna of the area.
Arc Adventures offers outdoor activity and residential trips to families and groups.
A popular walk to Llyn-y-Fan-Fach, home of the legendary Lady of the Lake.
The Usk Reservoir is approx four miles from the hostel and is an ideal place to get out on your bike. We can arrange bike hire for you from a local provider.
Discover a rich variety of land and habitats, from moors, wooded valleys and farmland, to cave systems, waterfalls and wetlands.
Explore the ruined 13th century castle, with pits and drawbridges. Don't miss the prehistoric cave dwelling and vaulted passageway. Visit the Castle & Farm website
Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
Explore Afan Forest, which is fast becoming popular with mountain bikers.
Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons. The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through
6 miles A great family day out, with indoor and outdoor play areas and animal petting farm. Visit the website
** currently the actual museum is going through a refurbishment, so is closed. The shop is open. ** Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest and liveliest small museums i
The hostel is in a fantastic area for either a stroll or more challenging hike.
The Brecon Beacons National Park has lots of green roads, ideal for the relaxed mountain biker. You can hire bikes in the town or have them delivered to the hostel if you book in advance.
Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.
The collection has artefacts from around the world that reflect the history and character of a 300 year old regiment.
Tour this former Roman gold mine and see authentic 1930s mining equipment, workshops and trams showing how the mines worked.