(5) Brecon

Distance from Craig-y-Nos Castle 18 Miles


As the former county town of Brecknockshire, and an important regional centre, Brecon has a long history. It has a castle, a cathedral and an olde-world charm which visitors enjoy.

The lovely river Usk flows through the town and there is a promenade with boating and playing fields along the river bank.

The town of Brecon is synonymous with the Brecon Beacons, impressive mountains which dominate the local landscape.

These give name to the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area specially designated for its outstanding natural beauty.

The town is also now famous for its annual Jazz Festival. Brecon Jazz is an annual event and every August people come from all over the World to enjoy three days of non-stop jazz.

This takes place in the streets, which are closed to traffic for the event. You don't have to be a jazz fan to enjoy the spectacle of the Brecon Jazz Festival.

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