Heritage in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Carreg Cennen Castle

The Brecon Beacons National Park has a long and colourful history, and a rich and varied cultural heritage. You may think that the landscape of the Brecon Beacons is unspoilt and natural, but in fact people have shaped and changed this landscape over many thousands of years.

We can see the legacy that past peoples have left to us across the National Park in our rich archaeological heritage and our historic buildings and settlements.  The Brecon Beacons National Park is home to a wealth of archaeology from prehistoric stone circles and burial chambers, Iron Age hillforts, Roman camps, Medieval castles and the remains of our industrial past.  The wide range of impressive and important architecture that you find in the Brecon Beacons National Park, from our fine rural buildings to our historic townscapes, also bears witness to the National Park’s important cultural inheritance.

In this section of the website you can learn about the heritage of the Brecon Beacons National Park.