Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons, home of The Bear at Crickhowell, is in an exclusive club as one of the few International Dark Skies Reserves in the world.

It means you can walk a few hundred metres from The Bear and, on a clear night, see the stars clearly. If you are visiting from a larger town of city, it is a sight to behold.

Read this article if you want to find out more and see some stunning starscapes. But before you do, book your room at The Bear on our contact page.


The Bear stands proudly at the head of the Best High Street in Britain 2018 and at the centre of Crickhowell. We are a community hub which is the long-term home of organisations like Rotary Club of Crickhowell and Crickhowell Choral Society. If you want to know anything about Crickhowell, come and talk to some of our friendly locals or check out our noticeboard in the main entrance.

The noticeboard at the entrance to The Bear