We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
Review Highlights
Fantastic views

Climbed on a very clear sunny day which helped massively with the views. Took us just over an hour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good hike

We did the hardest way up past storey arms .its 2 peaks quite arduous i read the reviews and took... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Read all 605 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
At just under 3,000 feet, this is the highest mountain in South Wales and the jewel in the crown that is the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“storey arms” (105 reviews)
“corn du” (61 reviews)
“car park” (99 reviews)
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
Write a Review
Reviews (605)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Climbed on a very clear sunny day which helped massively with the views. Took us just over an hour to reach the top, is a relatively steep climb, but suitable for all skill levels of taken slowly. Well worth a climb

Thank GroovyRhino
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the hardest way up past storey arms .its 2 peaks quite arduous i read the reviews and took adequate clothing as weather changed quite quickly .we did it in 3 hrs and i can still feel it 3 days later .would do it...More

Thank jones118
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked up here on 17th July 2017, the scenery was stunning on the way up breath taking when we got to the top. This walk is highly recommended. If we lived around here we would defiantely be doing this again and again. Worth the...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is popular the Storey Arms car park is usually full so most people end up parking on the verge. There may be spaces just south of Storey Arms in the car park on the east side of the road. From the A470 this is...More

1  Thank john h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up from the storey arms car park and was straight into the climb....pretty hard going in places but the rewards are not long coming. Amazing views over the Brecon beacons. Well worth the effort.

Thank jhorner5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a good challenge for me and my friend. There was a beautiful lake at the foot of the mountain and a spectacular view (weather was good) we could see for miles and miles. We even walked through clouds. Every 100 meters up you...More

Thank powell1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely stroll, the views were amazing. Free parking. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice walk.

Thank RoyWelch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pen-y-Fan is the highest peak in South Wales. Naturally, the views are astonishing. It's really worth your while to go here and hike to the top. The walk up could take about 1.5hrs if you take the shortest route. Mind you, there are several trails...More

2  Thank qcats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking and toilets and lots of different food vans around. Quite a walk up so make sure to bring some proper shoes. Spectacular views from the top, good for an active day activity.

Thank barclay-fl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first encountered Pen-y-Fan many years ago when completing my expedition training for Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The mountain, terrain and the weather are not to be misjudged and to be respected. I returned to Pen-y-Fan to do The Fan Dance...More

2  Thank georgegrimes
Nearby Restaurants
Nant Ddu Lodge Restaurant
353 reviews
6.63 km away
The White Swan Inn
189 reviews
7.61 km away
Brecon Tap
200 reviews
7.71 km away
The Old Barn Tea Room
321 reviews
6.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lower Blaen y Glyn
17 reviews
2.53 km away
National Park Visitor Centre
192 reviews
5.78 km away
The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)
215 reviews
7.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
10 July 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from RoyWelch | Reviewed this property |
I done it in normal running trainers, was fine
8 July 2017|
Response from georgegrimes | Reviewed this property |
Hi mate, There is only one place to eat your picnic lunch on Pen-y-Fan and that is at the top of Jacobs Ladder. A wonderful plateau with a 360% overview. All the best, george