History. Culture. Beauty.

A perfect countryside holiday destination for those wanting to get away from it all.

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About Brecon

Brecon, the beating heart of the Brecon Beacons’ National Park, nestles in the Usk Valley between the Brecon Beacons to the South and the Black Mountains to the East.
The picturesque market town, famed for its Georgian architecture, is an ideal base for a holiday, with plenty of accommodation, cafes, restaurants and shops. It has a long and important history as a town within the region.
For those who love the outdoors Brecon is one of the UK’s most popular tourists destinations, with endless opportunities to take part in activities such as walking, climbing, canoeing and horse-riding provided by easy access to the River Usk, Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and of course the nearby Brecon Beacons.

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” We popped in to get ideas for what to do for the day. A map of the town was provided with a poetry trail on it. Suggestions were made as to what we could do and places we could visit. 

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Liz P

Visiting for a few hours. Helpful and friendly staff. Will visit again next year and stay longer. Enjoyed a walk along The Promenade – very tranquil, clean and tidy! Cathedral is worth a visit.

4.5/5

Brenda S

” Maps, postcards and merchandise are sold in this wonderful little tourist office. Very friendly staff and you can get good information on events in Brecon.

5/5

rayrest

Absolutely invaluable resource for both the town of Brecon and the Brecon Beacons. The volunteers were friendly and informative!

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Jennifer P

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Whether you want somewhere to stay, places to eat or even evening entertainment. We’ve got it.

Things to see and do

Tell us what you're interested in and we'll make suggestions that will help you make the most of your visit. There's so much to see and do that we're sure you'll want to return

Cultural Hub

y Gaer

Brecon has a brand-new cultural hub, Y Gaer, set right in the middle of town, which houses the museum and library and is a focal point for the arts across the county of Breconshire and beyond. The museum houses many different collections: social history; local archaeological and natural and geological, and has many other exhibits of interest that will be of appeal to a wide range of visitors, representing the history of the town itself and its outlying villages and towns. On account of its increased size the new hub will be able to display a lot of artefacts that have been in storage for some time and this is an exciting time therefore for the cultural heritage of the town!  Visitors will also be able to view paintings and art work of local interest that are housed in a separate part of the museum and enjoy refreshments in the cafeteria.

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Brecon plays host to many events every year, including the renowned Brecon Jazz and Brecon Baroque Festivals, Brecon County Show, and the colourful annual Gurkha Freedom Parade. There are many other events in and around the town that will be mentioned on this website. Brecon’s military history has strong connections with the Zulu conflict and the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh on The Watton is well worth a visit. There is a reference to those who fell at Rorke’s Drift in our cathedral.  After a day out in our fresh Welsh air you might fancy taking in a film; the latest Hollywood Blockbusters are always on offer at our cinema – one of the few independent cinemas left in Britain. Whatever you need to make your visit a great experience call in to the Visit Brecon Shop to see us.
About Us

 Visit Brecon is funded by Brecon Town Council. Staff and volunteers provide a comprehensive information service for visitors to Brecon and the surrounding area. 

Contact Us

P:  +44 (0)1874 620860

E: office@visitbrecon.org.uk

Come Visit

A: 11 Lion YardBrecon, Powys LD3 7BA, Wales, UK