Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog

Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve and has some of the highest quality dark skies in the UK. It’s the ideal place to see major constellations, bright nebulas, the Milky Way, and even meteor showers.

There are dozens of places to stargaze in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), but the Usk Reservoir Dark Sky Discovery Site in the park’s west is among the darkest and quietest. Car parking is provided, and you can walk out onto the dam itself.

Cwmdu, Crickhowell is a quiet valley within the Black Mountains. It hosts the twice-yearly AstroCamp at Cwmdu Campsite, where astronomers and stargazers gather to share telescopes and the valley views.

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Words @VisitWales & @breconbeaconstourism

Photo credits @ Alyn Wallace Photography

Usk Reservoir Alyn Wallace Photography