The town of Brecon nestles in the shadow of the majestic Brecon Beacons and has stunning and beautiful scenery. It is rich in history and there is something of interest for everyone.
Interesting and unusual shops sell antiques, a wide range of local arts, crafts, books and the finest Welsh produce – fresh, locally sourced and prepared – including Welsh Black beef, venison, trout and local ice cream are available at our restaurants, public houses, cafes, bars and shops. The accommodation is as varied as the interests of the visitors who come here and include award winning caravan parks to luxury hotels.
Brecon is a perfect base for long or short stays for those wishing to have peace and quiet, or for the energetic there is walking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding or you may choose to fish on the beautiful River Usk, take a gentle journey on a canal boat or visit the nearby climbing centre. There are wide ranging facilities at Brecon Leisure Centre, along with interesting museums and historical places of interest to visit.
The Theatre, Cinema and the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist all have a wide range of musical, choral and cultural events to suit all tastes.
The annual Jazz Festival is held in August in Brecon and is a must for Jazz enthusiasts with visitors from all over the world. Running along side Brecon Jazz Fesitval is the successful Brecon Fringe.
Brecon Baroque Festival gathers together leading international musicians annually for a long weekend of performances, talks and workshops in Brecon.
Brecon is centrally situated and the intercity trains to Newport and Cardiff are served by local bus services to Brecon. For the car owner, Swansea, Hereford, the World Heritage site at Blaenavon and the beautiful Show Caves at Dan-yr-Ogof are all around an hour away.
A wreath laying ceremony at 11am, at St Mary’s Church, followed by a service at the Cathedral is planned for Remembrance Sunday, though on a smaller scale due to COVID-19.
Attendance at the Cathedral is by invite only due to restricted numbers. However, the Service can be accessed via a live streaming on Brecon Cathedral’s Facebook page.
If you are attending the ceremony at the Cenotaph, please respect social distancing, and wear a face covering if you are able.
The 2022 event will be considered alongside Government advice and guidance nearer the time.
Brecon Town Council hosts an annual event whereby the Gurkha Wing (Mandalay) exercises its right under an Honorary Citizenship to parade through the Town.
This is a colourful and memorable occasion and everyone is welcome to attend the parade and watch the cultural performances that follow.
Brecon Beacons National Park Tourists
Make the most of the natural beauty while staying close to the town.
Either climbing the peaks or a stroll along the river or canal.
on the water
Canoeing, kayaking or boat hire are available on the Canal and the rivers Usk, Tarell and Honddu.
There are plenty of routes for all types of cyclists, from traffic free routes alongside the canal to more adventurous mountain biking trails.