Attractions

Church in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Cathedral

Perched on a hill above the River Honddu, Brecon Cathedral was founded in 1093 as part of a Benedictine monastery, though little remains of the original Norman church except the vividly carved font. Most of the Goth…
Museum in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

South Wales Borderers Museum

Based at Brecon's military barracks (built 1805), this museum commemorates the history of the Royal Welsh – a newish British Army infantry regiment comprising the Borderers and other historic Welsh regiments. The hi…
Canal in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

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 agricultural goods. The 33 miles from Brecon to Pontypool is back in business, transportin…
Church in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

St Mary's Church

Built over 900 years ago as a chapel associated with the Benedictine monastery up the hill (now the cathedral), this large stone church dominates Brecon's town centre. Rebuilt and added to extensively over the years…
Museum in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Heritage Centre

Housed in a restored 15th-century tithe barn within the cathedral grounds, this centre has displays on the complex's history and some interesting objects, including a gory 17th-century Spanish crucifix and an elabor…
Museum in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

Behind the stolid neoclassical exterior of the former shire hall is the town's museum – although it's been shut for several years now. Various promised reopening dates have come and gone, but if it ever does once ag…
Castle in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecknock Castle

There's not much left of Brecon's 11th-century Norman castle, except for a couple of sturdy walls facing the intersection of the Rivers Usk and Honddu. The main part of the castle sprouted a hotel on its landward fl…
Castle in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Ely Tower

Across the road from the Castle of Brecon Hotel and only partially visible from the road is the original Norman motte, capped by the ivy-clad Ely Tower (not open to the public).