SET IN SOME OF WALES’ MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
Fifth Avenue Guest House is situated on the outskirts of the Village of Rhigos at the very edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
We also have the advantage of a central location for the Heads of the Valley Area with good road links making Cardiff and Swansea only 45 minutes away.
THINGS TO DO
Established in 1957 and covering an area of 1347 sqkm, the National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. At its heart lies Pen-y-Fan, at 886m the highest point in Southern Britain. The Brecon Beacons National Park offers a variety of outdoor pursuits such as biking, horse riding, climbing and sailing
Penderyn’s award-winning Visitor Centre welcomed more than 43,000 visitors in 2019. During the hour-long tour you will learn about the founding of Penderyn, how their award-winning whisky is made and what makes it so unique. At the end of your tour sample some of the products in the Tasting Bar.
There are eight golf courses in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park, including the 2010 Ryder Cup venue, Celtic Manor. If you like to play golf with a stunning background of hills and mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park makes an ideal base for your golfing break.
Voted by the British Public as Britain’s finest natural wonder and awarded 5 British Tourism Awards, Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a 17-kilometre long cave system in south Wales, about 5 miles north of Ystradgynlais in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
The line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964. The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior.
BikePark Wales is the UK’s premier mountain bike park. The 1200 acre site has over 28 descending trails organised in a similar manner to a ski resort. BikePark Wales offers mountain bike trails for intermediate to pro level riders. Not just for downhillers, this park is best enjoyed on aÂ trail bike.
The Grade II registered Cyfarthfa Park is one of the most frequently visited free tourist attractions in Wales. Covering 65 hectares it overlooks the town of Merthyr Tydfil and the historic Cyfarthfa Ironworks. The Park also provides a beautiful backdrop to the Grade I listed Cyfarthfa Castle.
On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers. The Brecon Beacons Park is know for having some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers.
ZIP WORLD RHIGOS
Plans for The Tower site on the Rhigos Mountain were approved last year and include three zip wire courses, parking facilities and a reception area. Building works on phase one of the site is underway and bosses are targeting opening the site later this year. Watch this space for updates.
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