Another one of our thriving market towns, Brecon lies on the confluence of the River Usk and Afon Honddu. It is the go to place when skies are grey and there’s rain in the air. However there’s always a warm welcome here whatever the weather. Keep reading to find all the things to do in Brecon.
First built as a Roman military base it grew in the shadow of the Norman castle which guarded one of the few crossing points on the River Usk. Today its characterful narrow streets, lined with buildings with attractive Georgian facades hint at times gone by.
Things to see and do in Brecon
Imbibe the specialness of the 11th century Cathedral, a former priory
Pop down to the colourful Canal Basin and get a taste of culture at Theatr Brycheiniog or enjoy refreshments at the Theatr Brycheiniog Cafe
Visit the South Wales Borderers Military Museum
Shop in the multitude of independent shops or monthly Brecknock Farmers Market
Be amazed by our cultural hub ‘Y Gaer’: museum, art gallery and library in one
Explore Found Gallery’s latest exhibition.
Watch the latest film in our classic 1930’s style cinema
Go on a guided walk of the town with Brecon Town Tours or Green Badge Tourist Guide Guided Tours of Wales
Have a workout or take a swim at Brecon Leisure Centre
Walk along any one of several scenic riverside and canalside walks
Venture further on foot or bike along the Usk Valley Walk and Taff Trail
Enjoy the unbeatable vibe of the Brecon Jazz Festival
Call into Visit Brecon for more information on things to see and do
Take a walk around the town to discover the hidden histories through Brecon Story or their Digital Walk
Where to walk in Brecon – find all our routes here.
Activities in Brecon
There are a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too; from photography to full on adrenelin sports. Find out more here. Or contact one of our activity providers who are based in Brecon:
Places to eat in Brecon
Places to stay Brecon
Bed and Breakfast in Brecon
Bunkhouses in Brecon
Camping, caravanning and glamping in Brecon
Self catering accommodation in Brecon
Aberyscir Coach House
Cantref – Top Floor
Meadowview Farmhouse and Cottage
Swn yr Afon
Ty Mawr Collection
Ty Newydd Cottages
Tyn y Cae
How to get there
Check out our getting here page for more information on how to get to the National Park.