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County - South Wales | Map
Tel code: 01874 | code search
Postcode: LD3 | code search
Population: 7900
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Birthplace of:
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Charles Kemble

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Folk Customs:
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Welsh Love Spoons

Brecon Events

August
Brecon Jazz Festival
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains

September
Mountain Trail Challenge
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Brecon, (Welsh name, Aberhonddu) is at the junction of the A470 and A40 - a small market town (population approx. 10,000) with Georgian streets and charming shops. Despite the fact that Brecon has a Cathedral it is not a city. The Heritage Centre tells its fascinating history. Christ College is a leading secondary school and has been at its present site since foundation in 1541. The town itself nestles in the shadow of the Brecon Beacons; in the valley of the River Usk . It is the largest town within the Brecon Beacons National Park and is incorporated within Powys. It has a worldwide reputation as the "Town of Jazz". which reflects the quality and diversity of Brecon Jazz Festival, one of the top five annual Jazz festivals in Europe.The battle of Rourke's Drift [1879] is commemorated in the South Wales Borderers Museum at Brecon Barracks. Much of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal is now restored and navigable but to really appreciate the scenery, use the Beacons Mountain Railway. It runs the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer and at Pant, you can visit the repair workshops and the kids can let off steam in the playground.

Attraction

Brecon Beacons National Park
Brecon Gaer Roman Fort
South Wales Borderers Museum

Dentist

Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery

Doctor

Haygarth Medical Centre
Sennybridge Health Centre
Ty Henry Vaughan

Farmers Market

Brecon Farmers Market

Inn

Castle Coaching Inn

Restaurant

Castle Coaching Inn
Coracle Fish Bar
Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel

School

Christ College

Self-Catering

Beacons Holiday Cottages

Taxi

Brecon Taxis
Captain's Taxis
Pen-Y-Fan Cabs

Venue

Buckland Hall
Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel

Shops

Loobs
Boots
Dorothy Perkins
Beacon Pharmacy
J M Penning
Solezone
Peacocks
Julian Graves

Activities

Beacons Reservoir(Fishing)
Cantref Reservoir(Fishing)
River Honddu(Fishing)
River Usk - Penpont(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Brecon

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Wellington Hotel (0.12 miles)

Wellington Hotel

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One of the oldest hotels in Brecon. The Wellington boasts 19 en suite rooms with plasma TVs, internet connection and tea & coffee making facilites in all rooms. We have ... More

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Borderers Guesthouse (0.15 miles)

Borderers Guesthouse

Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this former coaching inn offers friendly and comfortable accommodation. Brecon lies in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and is a popular holiday base which offers a ... More | visit website

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George Hotel (0.17 miles)

George Hotel

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Set in the town of Brecon, at the heart of the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park, this traditional hotel, run by a family-owned brewery, offers comfortable accommodation with a friendly, personal ... More

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Nythfa House (0.24 miles)

Nythfa House

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Nythfa House is set in mature grounds on the edge of the Welsh market town of Brecon, less than 10 minutes walk away. This country house, designated non-smoking, offers 23 ... More

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Brecon Castle Hotel (0.29 miles)

Brecon Castle Hotel

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With the tower and Great Hall of the Medieval Castle built by the brother of William the Conqueror located in its grounds, Brecon Castle is an historic coaching inn of great ... More | visit website

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Beacons (The) (0.34 miles)

Beacons (The)
The Beacons is a recently restored 17th/18th Century house retaining many of its original features such as moulded ceilings, sloping floors, beams and fireplaces. Choose from a variety of well-appointed standard, en-suite or luxury ... More | visit website
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The Coach House (0.43 miles)

The Coach House

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The Coach House offers 5-star boutique town-house accommodation in Brecon, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Peterstone Court (2.96 miles)

Peterstone Court

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Peterstone Court country hotel and spa is situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is avant-garde and distinctive in its style remaining loyal to its ... More

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Alltybrain Farm Cottages (3.54 miles)

Alltybrain Farm Cottages
Whatever time you wish to take a holiday at Alltybrain Farm there is always a stunning view of the Welsh countryside be enjoyed! In spring and summer there are scenes of sheep with their lambs ... More | visit website
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The Felin Fach Griffin (3.93 miles)

The Felin Fach Griffin
Welcome to a Welsh country inn entirely devoid of horsebrasses, Welsh love spoons and any sign of chintz.
It is owned and run by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin, who have carried their uncompromising belief in ... More | visit website

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