South Wales Borderers Museum
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Brecon is the northern terminus of this canal, built between 1799 and 1812 for the movement of coal, iron ore, limestone and...
Dragonfly Cruises runs 2½-hour canal boat trips; there are departures once or twice daily on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (plus...
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
Behind the stolid neoclassical exterior of the former shire hall is the town's museum, currently undergoing a significant restoration...
This attractive canalside theatre complex is the town's main venue for drama, dance, comedy and music. It's worth checking the program,...
Slightly dingy but agreeable Nepalese restaurant, decorated with rustic scenes of the Himalayas. The food – lightly spiced curries and...
South Wales Borderers Museum information
Lonely Planet review
This regimental museum commemorates the history of the Royal Regiment of Wales, which is based in Brecon. Many of the soldiers are Gurkhas, often to be seen in their civvies around the town. The highlight is the Zulu War Room – the regiment's predecessor fought in the 1879 Anglo–Zulu war in South Africa, inspiration for the 1964 film Zulu starring Michael Caine. The collection of artefacts recalls the defence of Rorke's Drift, when 150 Welsh soldiers held out against 4000 Zulu warriors.