History. Culture. Beauty.
A perfect countryside holiday destination for those wanting to get away from it all.
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.
Our Visitors Love Us
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely invaluable resource for both the town of Brecon and the Brecon Beacons. The volunteers were friendly and informative!
The staff interacted with my son which always wins brownie points with me!!
Popped in and was warmly welcomed. The lady gave some good advice about the waterfalls walk and provided some great maps too.
Very friendly staff. Advised us about an additional walk alongside the river Usk maintained by the Gurkhas which we found to be interesting with lovely views of the river.
Lovely Team, very friendly and helped me with finding my lost jacket (it got found 😉 )
Thank you very much for making the stay in Brecon lasting in good memories.
Whether you want somewhere to stay, places to eat or even evening entertainment. We’ve got it.
Things to see
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
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.
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.