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i-Towns:Brecon

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History. Culture. Beauty.

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

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.

Cultural Hub

Brecon has a brand-new cultural hub, y Gaer. It’s in the middle of town,  houses the museum; library and art galleries and is a focal point for the arts across the county of Breconshire and beyond. The museum houses many different exhibits of interest to all.

On account of its increased size the new museum will be able to display many previously unseen artefacts. Local artwork will be on permanent display and the John Lloyd gallery will house prestigious visiting exhibitions. There is also a cafe on site.

An Overview

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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. The colours (flag) that were carried at Rorke’s Drift can be seen in Brecon cathedral.

After a day out in our fresh Welsh air you might enjoy a show at  Theatr Brycheiniog or a film at The Coliseum, Brecon’s independent cinema.

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

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