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‘Be adventurous in majestic surroundings with a powerful heritage"

Situated on the confluence of three waterways, Brecon captures the beauty and energy of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy the beauty of Brecon’s surrounding landscape and the stunning Georgian architecture.


There are a range of things to do encapsulating both the majestic surroundings and the powerful heritage of the contemporary market town. From the monthly craft fair to night walks by torchlight there is always something going on so that you can sample a taste of Wales.


Brecon’s heritage and military history will inspire and astound you, uniquely setting it apart from other Welsh towns. Several churches were once believed to exist on the site of the prominent Norman Cathedral, which has its own heritage centre displaying exhibitions of the Cathedral’s past. Visit The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh which displays a fine collection of military artefacts from many key British historical events. Why not experience Brecon’s history by staying at Brecon castle which has been converted into a hotel. Erected in 1093 the historic castle is definitely worth a visit.


Now recognised as a great place for lovers of the arts, Brecon houses a theatre which lies on the edge of the canal basin. With a large selection of shows and an art gallery it is sure to stimulate your creative side.  For a more contemporary day out, explore the range of high street and independent craft shops within the charming town centre, or visit the local cinema.


With trails stretching far and wide through the Brecon Beacon’s National Park, there is plenty for the outdoorists who wish to walk or cycle through this beautiful Welsh landscape. Take a relaxing canal ride down the River Usk, hire your own boats or join in with organised activities such as rock climbing, white water rafting, caving and archery!


Brecon will leave you with enduring memories of a time well spent. Also, don't forget the world-famous annual jazz festival and fringe in August!

 

Discover more about Brecon

There are many useful sources of further information about Brecon, its main attractions, events and activities. Click on the links below to discover more about Brecon in South Wales.

Brecon Beacon’s Tourism Blog »

Brecon Beacons National Park website »

Cycle Brecon Beacons »

Brecon Cathedral »

Brecon's Outdoor Activities »

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