Brecon Town Centre

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Brecon  (Aberhonddu as it is known in Welsh is a town where you'll enjoy losing yourself...not only in the narrow streets and passageways lined with Georgian and Jacobean shopfronts, but in the sense of timelessness about the place.

'Must See' attractions include Brecon Cathedral, YGaer Museum, The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum and the many indepentdent shops, cafes and galleries in and around the town centre. The local Theatre Brycheiniog is found on the Brecon Canal Basin and hosts various shows and events throughout the year.

This is an historic market town in the heart of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park and the hills around Brecon boast some of the finest walking and mountaineering terrain in Britain, including Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain at 886m.

Brecon Canal Basin

Brecon Canal Basin is at the northern extent of the navigable section of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, right in the heart of Brecon. The canal towpath offers walkers a gentle walking experience through some very pretty countryside and to enjoy the waterside wildlife. Brecon is the starting point of the Taff Trail, a 55 mile walking and cycling route that follows the Taff river right down to Cardiff.

Ancient Britons, Romans and Normans have each left their mark on Brecon. The town's name comes from that of the old Welsh name of the kingdom - Brycheiniog' in whose territory Brecon stands. The kingdom took its name from Prince Brychan who founded it, and who remains a colourful character in local folklore and legend. The name later became anglicised to Brecknockshire or Breconshire.

The Gap Mountain Bike Trail - Brecon Red

The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, or the Brecon Red route as it is known is 24 miles, 38 km. This is one of the all time classics of the Beacons taking in the Taff Trail, the Brecon Canal, the Brinore Tramway and the very popular Gap Road.

 

Events

Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Brecon County Show showgroundBrecon County ShowA great day out for all the family featuring Livestock and Main Ring Attractions as well as Domestic, Horticulture, Food Hall and Craft.
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Friday, 11th October 2024 - Monday, 14th October 2024

Brecon Baroque FestivalThe 2024 Brecon Baroque Festival, which explores some French repertoire, takes place 11-14 October.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Parking

  • EV Charging - Fast EV charging at The Watton Car Park, Brecon, LD3 7ED
  • Parking with charge - Pay & Display Car Parks: George Street, Inner Viaduct and Y Gaer - short stay - motorcars/motorcycles only. Alexandra Road, Outer Viaduct, Kensington, Dinas Road, Scout Lane and Canal Road - long stay - motorcars/motorcycles only. The Watton - long stay - motorcars/motorcycles and motorcars/homes with trailers only. Promenade car park - long stay car park - all vehicle types. A Coach and Lorry car park is situated on Canal Road (suitable for motorhomes).

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted - Coach and Lorry park is situated on Canal Road (LD3 7DE) (suitable for motorhomes).

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Brecon is reached by the A40 road from the east or west or the A470 from the south or north.

Public Transport Directions

Brecon bus station has services from Cardiff, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown, Swansea, Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye and Hereford. Abergavenny railway station is 20 miles away

Aberhonddu | Brecon

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Brecon, Powys, LD3 7AD

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Brecon Town Walk | Priory Groves, BreconPriory Groves is a mixed woodland, bordering the Honddu river, with oak, beech, hazel and alder trees.Near the river, look out for dippers at any time of year, and grey wagtails in summer. In spring and early summer there is a good display of wild flowers.

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Brecon RiversideBrecon | Poetry Trail, BreconBrecon's poetry trail invites everyone to explore the streets, rivers and landmarks of the ancient Welsh town of Brecon and its connection to the myths and legends of the magical, mystical land of Wales.

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  4. The Museum tells the story of four of the British army’s most famous regiments. This…

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  2. The Geopark is set within the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales. It comprises…

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  3. Fort built about AD 75 near the River Usk. Remains consist of the perimeter wall, corner…

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  6. Llangorse has the largest natural lake in south Wales, it boasts an ancient Crannog and…

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  7. Pen y Fan and Corn Du are the two highest peaks of the central Brecon Beacons. They…

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  8. Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych National Nature Reserve is a 156 acre (631,000 m²)…

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  11. The Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park are spread across
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