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The Brecon Beacons is the dream staycation location for both you and your four-legged friend. Not only is it home to some amazing dog friendly accommodation but also to some of the best dog walking routes and attractions in Wales.

If you are looking for a dog friendly B&B in the Brecon Beacons, where your four-legged friend is just as welcome as you are then of course Cwtch Farm is perfect for you. Located in Rhiwfawr in the Upper Swansea Valley opposite the Black Mountains and only a 45-minute drive to the stunning Gower coast.

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Dogs in the Brecon Beacons

One of the questions we often get asked is can you take dogs to the Brecon Beacons? The short answer is most definitely yes!

The Brecon Beacons is a haven for dogs with so much space to explore in the National Park you and your furry friend are sure to have an amazing time. The Beacons has miles of footpaths and acres of commons perfect for getting out and about with your dog. One of the most well-known areas of the Beacons is of course Pen y Fan.

Can dogs walk Pen y Fan? The truth is that most of the Pen y Fan route is field like and the perfect place for your furry friends to stretch they legs and explore. But the closer that you get to the summit they really do need to be kept on a lead as it can get remarkably busy and there are also some big drops. It would also be advisable that your dog wears a good waterproof coat as the weather on Pen Y Fan is very changeable.  There are plenty of sheep spread across these hills so it is essential that you keep control of your dogs at all times, and we recommend keeping them on the lead as much as possible. If you have a small puppy it may be a bit too far for their little paws but its definitely worth coming back too when they are older.

But that is not all that the Brecon Beacons has to offer, it is also home to some great attractions that are also dog friendly and offer a change of pace from all that walking, such as Dan Yr Ogof The National Showcaves Centre For Wales. Dan Yr Ogof offers caves, dinosaurs, museum, farm, Shire Horse centre and much more.

Can you take dogs to Dan Yr Ogof? Family friendly dogs are welcome at the showcaves but not all parts of the site are dog friendly and dogs must be always kept on a short lead whilst in the caves. One thing to note is that if you intend to visit the Shire Horse area of the site then dogs are not allowed. This area also includes the farm, children’s play area and Millennium Stone Circles.

Best places in Wales to take dogs?

The Brecon Beacons is not the only dog friendly attraction in Wales, there are a wide variety of places you can visit with your furry sidekick from beaches, pubs and even take a step back in time to the iron age.

St Fagan’s National Museum of History

This open-air museum is just outside Cardiff and its main attraction is its collection of historic buildings. Each of these buildings have been painstakingly moved and re-erected on site from locations all around Wales. You could also take the opportunity to explore the beautiful St Fagans Castle and gardens. It is a great family day out and is free except for a charge for parking. Dogs are welcome onsite except for inside the buildings.

Barafundle Bay

Barafundle Bay is a one of the most beautiful beaches in Wales, with its golden sandy beach and sheltering crescent hills providing a little micro-climate. The beach is quite remote so transport is required, and you will require cash for payments. The beach is dog friendly all year round, but you do need to check the tide times to ensure you have plenty of beach to stretch your legs on.

Elan Valley

This part of Wales is absolutely stunning and will take your breath away at every turn. The Elan Valley is part of the Cambrian Mountain Range and has a range of dams and reservoirs which add to the living landscape. Dogs are welcome in the Elan Valley but are requested to be kept on a lead due to the free ranging livestock on the estate. Dogs are welcome in the visitors centre and there are water bowls and undercover outdoor seating.

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