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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Powys. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Powys is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Powys

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    1

    Pen y Fan

    Hiking Highlight

    Chief of the Brecon Beacons and the highest summit in south Wales, Pen y Fan is a hugely popular peak with routes to the top to suit everyone from first-time …

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    2

    Corn Du

    Hiking Highlight

    Corn Du is rarely climbed alone, but as a peak added to an expedition to Pen y Fan. The climb up is a great one though and the views from …

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    3

    Fan y Big

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan y Big might have had its mountain status revoked in 2018 — but don't let that put you off. This is a superb peak that forms part of a …

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    Fan Brycheiniog

    Hiking Highlight

    Poised and elegant, Fan Brycheiniog is the climax of a striking escarpment edge in the Black Mountain range of the western Brecon Beacons. From sculpted valleys to pretty tarns, the …

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    5

    Pen Cerrig Calch

    Hiking Highlight

    This remote and little visited summit is perfect for explorers keen to escape the crowds. Standing at 2,300 feet (701 m), the summit boasts spectacular views over the River Usk valley, Crickhowell, and further afield.

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    Fan Frynych

    Hiking Highlight

    The steep rocky slopes, sharp escarpments and crags are home to rare arctic-alpine plants. These are at their southernmost location in the UK and are not found again until the Alps.

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    Cribyn

    Hiking Highlight

    At 2,608 feet (795 m), the summit of Cribyn boasts bold and dramatic views over Pen-y-Fan, looking towards the steep cliff that forms its eastern flank. When the weather is …

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    8

    Twmpa

    Hiking Highlight

    Twmpa or Lord Hereford's Knob is a mountain in south-east Wales, forming a part of the great northwest scarp of the Black Mountains. It lies 1.86 miles (3 km) west …

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    9

    Corndon Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Interestingly, the summit trig point stands on the remains of one of several Bronze Age burial cairns you can see on Corndon. The views from the summit are breathtaking; stretching …

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    10

    Mynydd Llangorse

    Hiking Highlight

    Mynydd Llangorse is a hill on the western edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Powys, south Wales. It lies two miles east of Llangors …

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    11

    Waun Fach

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 811 metres (2,661 ft), Waun Fach is the highest mountain in the Black Mountains. It is one of the three Marilyns over 600 metres (1,969 ft) that make …

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    12

    Fan Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan Fawr is a great lump of a hill to do. Easy access from Pontardaff lay-by on the A470. Great views over onto Pen Y Fan.

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    Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgwd Yr Eira is the star attraction of the Brecon Beacons' much-loved 'Waterfall Country' walk. Meaning 'fall of snow' in Welsh, it tumbles over the 50 foot (15.2 metre) tall …

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    The first waterfall most hikers encounter when exploring 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons is Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn, meaning ‘upper fall of the white meadow’. Comprising two sets of falls, …

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    15

    Beacons Way Hike to Pen-Y-Fan

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    PYF Test Route.
    This is a Strava segment and a personal fitness test of mine from the swing gate at Pontardaff Lay-by to the summit post that I have done …

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    The flat and slightly sloping summit of Table Mountain looms over Crickhowell. At 1,480 feet (451 m) high, its flat top - at a slightly tipsy-looking angle - is an …

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    17

    Sgwd Gwladys

    Hiking Highlight

    This is just a beautiful walking area. If you do the 'full' 20km waterfall walk you can take in most of the waterfalls in this area that are on the …

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    Henrhyd Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    Henrhyd Falls is the highest waterfall in South Wales and is a breathtaking sight to behold. The stunning waterfall plunges 90 feet (27 m) into a wooded gorge. It is …

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    19

    Devil's Staircase

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Deep in the wilderness lies a hill that needs no introduction, the Devil’s Staircase, and it’s the opportunity to tackle this beast that will lure many to sign up for …

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    Brynich Aqueduct

    Hiking Highlight

    Brynich Aqueduct carries the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal over the River Usk. After the green light was given for the aqueduct to be built in 1799, no time was wasted …

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