Brecon is steeped in history, with many conflicts between the Welsh and the Romans, and later the Normans.
Much of the architecture is now 18th century Georgian, with over 500 hundred protected buildings in the town centre it stills retains its 11th century street pattern.
Also worth a visit is Brecon Cathedral (Open 8.30.am~6.00pm) within walking distance from the town, where you can sit in the grounds, wander inside the Cathedral, or have some refreshments from the restaurant (open 10am ~ 5pm) There is also a heritage centre &shop.( open 10.30am~4.30pm)
There is a good selection of shops and hotels also some old inns.There are some nice river walks,or why not cruise the Monmouthshire&Brecon canal with Dragonfly Cruises which sail from the town through a canal lock and across a Aqueduct.
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Market Days in Brecon and nearby towns
Hay-on Wye Thursday
Brecon is an historical Cathedral town located in an area of natural beauty. The Cathedral has been the site of Christian for more than a 1,000 years before the Norman conquest.
The town is a market town with a population of about 8,000 .
The town dates back to the Norman conquest of 1093, although Kings of Brecon existed long before this date.
Brecon is now the adminisrative centre for the 519 square miles of the Brecon Beacons National Park
The town takes its' name from the Welsh word Brycheiniog the name of a 5th century Welsh prince
In Brecon, look for the brown signs for Promenade, (pictured right) where you can park your car near the riverbank and hire a pedalo or rowing boat.
seating for 50
Wheelchair Lift (2 chairs maximum)