London, the national capital, is located 140 miles (225 kilometers) east of Brecon, while Bristol lies 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southeast.
See for yourself why Wales is so frequented by travelers, by taking to the road and experiencing the many man-made and natural attractions surrounding Brecon. Take a trip to the Richard Booth's Bookshop and Hay Castle in and around Hay on Wye, approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southwest of Brecon.
Newport is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Brecon. This center offers a great selection of tourist attractions, including Celtic Manor Resort Golf Club, University of Wales-Newport and Newport Cathedral. Be sure not to rush back to Brecon until you've checked out Newport's Newport Stadium, Tredegar House and Isca Augusta.
History enthusiasts will adore the region's fabulous ruins, castles and historic mansions.
Why not combine education and relaxation during your stay by signing up for one of the region's fascinating city walking tours and winery tours. Paragliding is the perfect activity for those wanting to bring out their wild side.
Sometimes, a destination's true spirit can be found in its culinary arts. Cawl or lobscouse (lamb broth) and Welsh rarebit (melted cheese dish) are commonly enjoyed by vacationers and local foodies alike. Finish off with ice cream, a popular final course. Have a refreshing Wrexham lager. This beer is popular among the locals.
When booking your trip to Brecon, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport, Cardiff International Airport, is located in in Cardiff, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the south.