Brecon, Powys – Rich in Welsh History


Town information- The market town of Brecon – Powys with its estimated population of 7901 inhabitants, is located in constituent country of Wales, United Kingdom on 51. 94 Degrees North and 3. 39 Degrees West co-ordinates. Laying lazily on the banks of rivers Honddu and Usk, the town is situated a mere 42 miles from Cardiff, 180 miles from London and 100 miles from Birmingham. Founded the third decade after Norman invasion, Brecon initially served as a Roman cavalry and military base for the conquest of Roman Wales and Brecon. The area boasts with a selection of magnificent Georgian inspired buildings as well as the Brecon Beacons National Park on its northern outskirts.

Town twinning- Brecon is twinned with Saline in Michigan, Blaubeuren in Baden-Wurteemberg, Gouesnou in Brittany and Wadebridge in Cornwall.

Transportation- Transport options in the area are unfortunately limited to rail and road services. The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport.

Market days- Tuesdays and Fridays are market days in town, with a wide variety of fresh produce, delicacies and home-made novelties on offer including meats, fruits and pastries. Even the fussiest of food critic or art connoisseur is sure to find something to tickle his or her fancy at the local market. Livestock as well as farmers’ markets are also held on a weekly basis.

Sport and relaxation- Sport fanatics will love walking, canoeing, camping, cycling, pony trekking and potholing activities presented by the local leisure centre, sports clubs and Brecon Beacons National Park.

Entertainment- Annual town events include Brecon Jazz Festival as well as The Brecon Agricultural Show, both held during the month of August. In the mood for a movie? Then Odeon Cinema is ideal. How about a night at the Theatre? Theatre Brynchiniog with its four hundred seat capacity plays host to remarkable International and local performances including opera’s and comedies.