Brecon - garrison town, Georgian town, great town!
On the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park - Brecon lends itself well to being the namesake for the National Park. With historic Georgian buildings, a unique walled cathedral that has its foundations on a Norman Benedictine Priory from 1093, two museums and the final point of the Brecon & Monmouthshire canal there is much to explore.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal terminates at the canal basin alongside Theatr Brycheiniog, which offers an eclectic programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year. Canal boat trips and small electric boats can be hired for further exploration of this beautiful waterway into the broader National Park.
The town is home to The South Wales Borderers Museum whose main attraction is the Zulu War Room and is reputed to have the finest collection of weapons anywhere in any regimental museum in the country.
As well as art in the museum the town has a growing identity with the arts supported by the Artbeat Trail - a mapped route of galleries and cultural enterprises throughout the town.
A large leisure centre and cinema in the town also means that should the weather be such that you need 'indoor entertainment' then there is plenty to fill your day!
The town has a central town tourist informatuon centre.01874 622485 email: Click to email
The Regimental Museum (01874 613310)
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 its upper floors and regular performances offering extensive and diverse entertainment
The Canal Basin & tow path is an attractive place to visit and take a stroll from. The tow path is suitable for wheel chairs
Dragonfly Cruises (07831 685222) offer canal boat trips from the Canal Basin, over an aqueduct and through a lock 2 ½ hours
Boat Hire (0800 612 2890) - small electric boats can be hired by the hour from the canal basin to explore the canal at your leisure
The Promenade (01874 622995) has a childrens play area. Pedaloes & rowing boats for hire, teas, coffees & ice-cream every day from Easter to September
Brecon Golf Club (01874 622004) 9 hole golf course
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
Brecon Coliseum Cinema (01874 622501) evening and late afternoon performances every day except Mondays
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