The Brecon Beacons National Park has inherited a wealth of archaeological heritage, from Iron Age Hillforts to industrial workings, from prehistoric burial sites to medieval castles, and from stone circles to World War II remains. The people, down the ages, who called this landscape their home, lived, worked and died here, and the physical traces they behind can tell us about their lives.

Within the Brecon Beacons National Park we have archaeological sites of local, regional, national and international importance.  Many of these are exceptionally well preserved, surviving as visible and upstanding features in the landscape, contributing to the Brecon Beacons National Park’s special qualities and sense of place.  These sites have survived for many hundreds or thousands of years, they are a valuable but finite

and non-renewable resource, which need to be carefully managed and conserved to ensure that they survive for current and future generations to enjoy.

Find out more about the archaeology of the Brecon Beacons National Park:

What is archaeology?

Scheduled Ancient Monuments


Looking after our archaeology