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Top Choice 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 from the original Norman church except the vividly carved font. Most of the Go…
Modern British in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Peterstone Court

The genteel environment of a Georgian manor-house hotel is a very good starting point for a memorable dining experience. Peterstone Court has the added advantage of having access to the freshest produce from its own…
Modern British in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Felin Fach Griffin

With a string of awards as long as its wine list, this country pub offers gourmet dining in a relaxed and unpretentious setting. Open fires, leather sofas and timber beams create a comfortable atmosphere, while the …
Traditional Music in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon & District Male Choir

For booming harmonies, head to the practice sessions of the local male choir; visitors are most welcome. Since its formation in 1937, the choir has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall 10 times and has even relea…
Music in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Fringe Festival

Started as an alternative to the famous Brecon Jazz Festival (which sadly blew its last note in 2015), Brecon Fringe brings a wide range of musical styles to pubs in and around town over four days in August.
Nepali in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Gurkha Corner

Rustic scenes of the Himalayas brighten the windowless dining room of this friendly Nepalese restaurant. The food – curries, fried rice, lentils and rich veg side dishes – is delicious.
Sports in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Beast

A gruelling mountain-bike challenge over 44 or 68 miles, held in mid-September. The entry fee (£35) covers camping, refreshments on the route, a 'pasta party' and a T-shirt.
Bar in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Tap

Crowdfunded into being by the lads at Brecon Brewing, the Brecon Tap is a treasure trove of craft beer, traditional cider, estate wines and locally baked meat pies.
Cafe in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

The Hours

This cute combined bookshop and cafe serves excellent home baking, sandwiches, soup and snacks. It's located in an endearingly wonky olive-green cottage.
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…