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Bring your children for activities on the hills of the national park and embark on the river walk in this town in southwestern Wales.

Surrounded by picturesque and serene topography, the quaint market town of Brecon is the gateway to Brecon Beacons National Park. Narrow rivers, stone bridges and castles offer enchanting scenery in and around town. Stroll along the riverside promenade and breathe in the fresh air in this quiet hub.

Encounter some of the town’s highlights, such as the small Brecon Cathedral. Enter through the cathedral’s main portal and gaze up at the impressive ceiling and beautiful stonework. Follow the river walk alongside the cathedral. Note that it is fairly steep at parts.

Lay down a blanket on the riverbank and enjoy a picnic in these tranquil surroundings. Cross the stone bridge and capture photos of the river winding through the center of town. Among the local highlights is the 11th-century Brecon Castle, which today serves as a hotel, after renovation in the early 1800s.

On a warm day in summer, go horseback riding through the picturesque surroundings. This is normally a fairly wet region so try bowls and rock climbing in the Brecon Leisure Centre on a rainy day. Attend the Brecon Jazz Festival, which takes place annually in August.

Drive east for 15 minutes to reach Bronllys Castle in its namesake village. Capture photos of the surviving round tower, which you can climb for excellent views of the countryside.

Enter the Brecon Beacons National Park for its rolling green hills and major landmarks, such as the Black Mountain and the Great Forest. In the northern part of the park is the Llangorse Outdoor Activity Centre. Bring your kids for the Junior Challenge Course that features stepping stones, tunnels and buckets. Go ziplining in the scenic parkland and climb walls indoors.

Brecon is on the northern periphery of Brecon Beacons National Park in southeastern Wales. Drive from Cardiff through the national park to get here in about 1 hour. Nearby train stations include Abergavenny and Llandovery.

Enjoy the fascinating historic vestiges and stunning terrain of Brecon.

Accommodation in Brecon

Make a booking for one of the 10 Brecon hotels available on Expedia's extensive Brecon hotels guide before you start your trip.

In Brecon's highly desirable upscale accommodation range you'll find the Llangoed Hall, Llyswen, and the Peterstone Court, 1 Yewtree Cottage. If those don't fit the bill, be sure to check out The Usk Inn, at Talybont-On-Usk, and the Pen-Y-Bryn House, at Llangorse, two more budget-friendly options.

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