Plan your visit at Garwnant, Bannau Brycheniog (Brecon Beacons)

Plan your visit at Garwnant, Bannau Brycheniog (Brecon Beacons)

Forest Holidays

Essential information to plan your visit at Garwnant, Bannau Brycheniog (Brecon Beacons)

Our location at Garwnant in the Brecon Beacons is set within 400 acres of Welsh woodland. Stay in one of our cabins, nestled on the southern edge of the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

Planning your visit

  • Before you travel

    Pre-travel queries: 03330 110 495

    Visitor Centre queries: 01685 377371

    Check-in: 4pm onwards*

    Check-out: Before 10am*

    *Early check-in (from 2pm) & late check-out (by 12pm) are extras that can be added to your booking, subject to availability.

    Forest Holidays:
    Garwnant Visitor Centre, 
    Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil, 
    CF48 2HU 

    Garwnant Visitor Centre: just under a mile away from our cabins.

    To find us please put Garwnant Visitor Centre into Google Maps, or alternatively if you are using the postcode, please only turn off the A470 when you reach the signpost for Garwnant Visitor Centre.

    GPS coordinates:
    Latitude: 51.807334 
    Longitude: 3.4478590 

    Barrier: Please note there’s a barrier to get to the cabins. You’ll be given access based on the vehicle registration on your pre-arrival registration.

    Please note: Cabins 4, 11 and 14 are unsuitable for those who are unsteady on their feet. Cabins with more than 4 steps are marked on the map, all other cabins have a maximum of 4 steps. 

    Open glade: Cabins 1, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 are in a unique spot, high in an open glade.

  • On arrival at location

    Opening hours: Garwnant Visitor Centre is open everyday from 8:30am - 5pm (8pm on Mondays and Fridays). The Forest Café is open from 8:30am - 5pm (7:30pm during the summer months). Our in-cabin deliveries run until 7:30pm.

    Upon arrival/departure: When you arrive, simply park up and head to the Visitor Centre from 4pm (unless you have pre-booked Early check-in from 2pm). When you check-in we’ll need to pre-authorise a payment card with us. Upon departure, simply head to the Visitor Centre from 10am (unless you have pre-booked Late check-out from 12pm) and hand in your keys or drop them off in the outside box.

    Access and terrain: At Garwnant, the terrain is relatively flat to the north of the site and noticeably steeper to the south closer to the Visitor Centre. Our wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch cabin is situated on flat and level terrain with a ramp to access the cabin.

    Parking: Each cabin at Garwnant has two allocated parking spaces, except for our Golden Oak Treehouse cabins, which has three allocated parking spaces. 

  • During your stay

    Shopping and food options: In the Forest Retreat you’ll find gifts, food and holiday essentials, plus a cafe serving delicious hot food. Dine in the Forest Retreat or enjoy hassle-free in-cabin delivery.

    In-cabin delivery menu

    Visitor centre menu

    Local amenities: The closest supermarkets to Garwnant are a Tescos Extra and an Asda Superstore, both just a 10-15 minute drive away. 

    Nearby train stations: The closest train stations to Garwnant are Merthyr Tydfil – 13 minutes and Abergavenny – 40 minutes. Please note, our locations require a journey by car, taxi, bus etc.

    Nearest Pharmacy: Sheppards Pharmacy - Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2PL.

    Nearest Tourist Information: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER

    Nearest Bus Stop: Nant Ddu lodge, CF48 2HY

    Nearest Petrol Station: Applegreen Merthyr Tydfil
    CF47 8EB

    Need to speak with a team member? Speak to a member of the team in the Visitor Centre or call us on 01685 377 371 whilst we’re open. Our out of hours emergency contact number is 07534 383 980.

Cabins with more than 4 steps are marked on the map, all other cabins have a maximum of 4 steps.

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu. Paws can join in all the fun and feasting, from treat pots of Bark burgers and bangers, to delicious dog bowl dinners. There’s even a canine cocktail to dig into – cheers!

Make your stay extra special with easy-add on extras 

Add extras onto your booking up to 48 hours before arrival


Food & drink
Food & drink

Adventure activities
Adventure activities

In-cabin entertainment
In-cabin entertainment

How to add extras to your booking:

Log into my account to browse extras and activities and pre-book before your stay. 

If you have an existing booking and need any help you can call our Sale and Service Team 03330 110 495. Monday to Friday: 08.30am - 5.30pm & Saturdays 9am - 1pm.

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Our Flexible Amendment package has got you covered 

We know that sometimes things change, and you might need to amend your holiday dates. Flexible amendment gives you that peace of mind. 

Change the date of your break unlimited times up to six weeks before your intended stay, and if things change last-minute, you can move your break once up to 8 days before your stay. 

Don't forget to add flexible amendment when you book your break! 

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