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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 Breconfind 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:

Alpaca My Boots Ltd
Blue Ocean Activities
Cantref Adventure Farm
Cantref Riding Centre
Cradoc Golf Club
Mountain and River Activities
Peterstone Court Spa
Trigpoint Adventures

Places to eat in Brecon 

Caffi y Fan
Peterstone Court
Theatr Brycheiniog – Waterfront Cafe
Peterstone Court
Three Horseshoes
The Felin Fach Griffin

Places to stay Brecon
Bed and Breakfast in Brecon 

Bridge Cafe Bed and Breakfast
Camden Lodge
Grange Guesthouse
Peterstone Court
The Coach House
The Felin Fach Griffin
The Lodge
Ty Helyg Guest House
Ty Newydd Farmhouse 

Bunkhouses in Brecon 


Camping, caravanning and glamping in Brecon

Camp Cynrig Glamping Village
Cantref Camping
Wigwam Holidays

Self catering accommodation in Brecon

Alltybrain Cottages
Aberyscir Coach House
Argoed Barns
Brecon Retreat
Caebetran Farm
Camden Lodge
Cantref – Top Floor
Cwmachau Cabins
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.

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