things to do in brecon

Things to do in Brecon

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From walking amidst the National Park to marvelling at romantic castle ruins, find great things to do in Brecon.

This charming town lies in the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park, making it one of the best places to visit in the Brecon Beacons.

Brecon Attractions

Choose between a wealth of beautiful attractions in this rural location. For splendid views, visit Llangorse Lake in the National Park. Lying close to Brecon town, the lake is available for fishing, rowing and other water-based activities. Other amazing attractions in the Brecon Beacons include Brecon Cathedral, Theatr Brycheiniog, and Adastra Adventures.

Brecon Walks

Brecon walks are among the finest imaginable, including National Trusts’ Pen y Fan, which is the highest peak in South Wales. The spectacular walk to the summit is a popular walking route, favoured by visitors from across the UK. Explore picturesque views along the iconic Horseshoe Walk across Brecon’s main four peaks including Fan y Big.

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  • Adastra Adventures

    Adastra Adventures

    07921 143280

    Try your hand at paddle boarding and hiking amidst breath-taking scenery with Adastra Adventures, promising unforgettable adventures in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley.

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  • Brecon

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    A picture-perfect area comprising spectacular countryside, charm-filled towns, captivating history and a wealth of activities to entertain all visitors.

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  • Pembrokeshire Coast

    Dragon Trails

    Guided walking tours on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coasts and in the Brecon Beacons. 7, 6 and 4 night breaks with a Welsh speaking guide, who specializes in local history and wildlife. Singles, couples and groups are all welcome.

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  • Fan Y Big

    Fan y Big

    This mountain, surrounded by panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons, is often traversed during the challenging Horseshoe Walk across the Beacon’s main four peaks.

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  • Llangorse Lake

    Llangorse Lake the largest natural lake in South Wales, known for its fishing and thrilling water sports from kayaking to water-skiing.

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  • Pen Y Fan

    Pen y Fan

    The highest peak in South Wales, the tiring walk up Pen y Fan is rewarded with the most phenomenal views of the scenery below.

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  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

    Sugar Loaf Mountain: Wales Walk


    3.5 miles


    One of the tallest mountains in the Black Mountains, with breathtaking beauty that makes the journey worthwhile.

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  • Perth Concert Hall

    Theatr Brycheiniog

    Perfect for theatre lovers, Brycheiniog sits beside the stunning Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal basin and hosts a variety of events, including festivals and art exhibitions.

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