Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Libanus, Wales, is a small village in Powys County. Powys is a rural county in Mid Wales. Around one hundred thirty thousand people inhabit this principal area. A bit outside of the village, there is the popular National Park Visitor Centre. You can visit a local pub for decent meals, good drinks, and great views on mountains of the national park. Additional premises can be found in the nearby bigger town of Brecon.
Most tourists come to Libanus because it is located right in the national park, which covers just over one thousand three hundred square kilometers and was established in the mid-twentieth century. The highest summit is Pen y Fan, at just under a thousand kilometers. Especially for outdoor sports lovers it is a real Mecca. Abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking, horse riding, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities are possible and very popular with visitors. Since the Brecon Beacon National Park is a mountainous area, the weather condition can change quickly. In summer, the average daily maximum ranges from eighteen to twenty degrees Celsius with around ten precipitation days monthly. In spring and autumn, tourists can expect maximum temperatures from eleven to seventeen degrees Celsius.
Currently there are several guesthouses, holiday apartments, and hostels in Libanus, Wales, for budget travelers. If you want to stay in a Libanus, Wales hostel, you need to go around five kilometres south of Libanus. The hostel is open all year round and free parking is available. Next to the accommodation, there is also a campsite, which belongs to the hostel.
Several lakes, canals, freshwater wetlands, and mountains wait for tourists to discover. Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales. It is located east of Brecon and just over one hundred fifty meters above sea level. For walkers and families who enjoy picnics by the water, Craig-y-Nos Country Park is the perfect location. The Victorian garden includes shady woodlands, lawns, meadows, and ponds.
But the national park offers also some worth-seeing sights for history lovers. On the edge of the national park, the Normans established Abergavenny Castle in the late eleventh century. Nowadays, the complex is partly restored. The refurbished square hunting lodge houses the Abergavenny Museum, which displays items of local importance such as old archaeological finds. The ruined medieval Dinefwr Castle stands a bit west of the national park upon a high wooded ridge above the River Towy. The castle was established in the twelfth century and offers visitors fabulous views.
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