A day out in Brecon

The Brecon Beacons See More, Do More

The charming old market town of Brecon is regarded as one of the most historic locations in Wales. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Usk & Honddu, the latter providing the town's Welsh name 'Aberhonddu'.

Boasting a cathedral, theatre, cinema, castle ruins, stunning Georgian architecture as well as a canal basin, Brecon is a great choice for an extended visit!

Discover The Artbeat Trail - pick up a map from the Tourist Information Centre to discover all the art shops and galleries of the town.

Places to visit & things to do in the town:

The Regimental Museum (01874 613310) commemorates Rorkes Drift of Zulu fame and 300 years of regimental history from 1689 to present day.

Brecon Cathedral & Heritage Centre (01874 623857) historic cathedral dating back to the Norman Conquest, the heritage centre has interpretive displays, a shop and a cafe.

Theatr Brycheiniog (01874 611622) the theatre has a gallery on it’s upper floors and regular performances offering extensive and diverse entertainment.

Brecon Coliseum Cinema (01874 622501) evening and late afternoon performances every day except Mondays.

Canal Basin & tow path, an attractive place to visit and take a stroll from. The tow path is suitable for wheelchairs.

Canal Trip with Dragonfly Cruises (07831 685222) from the Canal Basin, over an aqueduct and through a lock – 2 ½ hours.

The Promenade children’s play area. Pedaloes & rowing boats for hire, teas, coffees & ice-cream every day from Easter to September (01874 622995).

Brecon Golf Club (01874 622004) – 9 hole golf course.

Bike Hire:
Biped Cycles 01874 622296
Bikes and Hikes 01874 610071
Drover Holidays 01497 821134
Ride & Hike (07971 527660) offer a pick up and drop off service for walkers & cyclists who would like to explore outside the town

Brecon Leisure Centre (01874 623677) 25 metre & learner swimming pools, 10 pin bowling, indoor green bowls, squash courts, health & fitness suites, sports halls, tennis courts, athletics track and astro turf pitch

Within 20 minutes of Brecon:

Brynich Play Barn (01874 623480) – indoor play barn for young children. Refreshments available.

Cantref Adventure Farm (01874 665223) – indoor play barn, riding and open farm. Café on site.

The National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus (01874 624979) – exhibition & information on The National Park. Café & tea rooms with outdoor seating and picnic tables.

Cradoc Golf Club (01874 623658) 18 hole parkland course with 10 bay driving range.

Llangorse Rope Climbing & Multi Activity Centre (01874 658272) indoor climbing centres, outside challenge course, sky trek, dingle scramble and horse riding.

Llangorse Lake (01874 658226)- Home to the unique Welsh monument, the crannog - an ancient lake dwelling constructed in 916 AD, also fishing and boat hire.

Useful information:

Tourist Information Centre (01874 622485) situated in the central car park.

Public Toilets are situated at the central car park; on the west side of Llanfaes Bridge and on market days there are facilities in the market hall.

The town has good coach and bus connections. Travel line: 0871 200 22 33.

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