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Standing Stones

So many of the people who stay with us come to the Brecon Beacons to walk and taking a look at the various standing stones in the area is a good reason for a walk.

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Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake is set in the Brecon Beacons National Park just to the east of Brecon. It lies between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains and is the largest natural lake in Wales. The lake was formed in a hollow made by glaciers and is 154 metres above sea level.

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Brecon Beacons Activities

Calling all rock climbers, mountain climbers and social climbers: If you are one of those people who like the high things in life then Tall Johns House is the place for you! Just 2 miles from our doorstep is the nationally acclaimed LLangorse Indoor Climbing Centre. It’s the perfect place to have fun and burn some calories on those wintry afternoons, with an assortment of climbing walls, a zipwire, and even a realistic indoor caving system!

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Paws for Thought

With Christmas looming, it’s always a good time to think about that special someone in your life. For many of us, that someone is also the hairiest… they may also have four legs and a tail, and they are probably partial to mud, mountains and stretching out by a warm fire in the evenings!

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Tall John’s House Welcomes an April Weekend Yoga Retreat 11-14TH APRIL 2019

Life has a funny way of throwing you off course sometimes but I am a great believer that when it all suddenly comes together - the time is right for that something special to happen. It has taken me almost 15 months to get everything in place for this retreat to the Brecon Beacons and the fantastic Tall John's House. What better time to go there than when Spring has sprung.

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Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hay-on-Wye was already well known for its many bookshops before the festival was launched. Richard Booth opened his first shop there in 1962, and by the 1970s Hay had gained the nickname "The Town of Books. The Hay Festival itself was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.

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Footpaths and walking in the Brecon Beacons

Everyone who visits the Brecon Beacons is blown away by the glory and magnificence of this scenery. But the Beacons are a lot more fragile than you may think. Over 350,000 pairs of boots walk over them each year and the number has doubled in the last year.

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