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Things to do in Brecon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“A lovely theater offering Theater, Dance & Music and this year offering Brecon Festival Ballet's Nutcracker, which promises to be wonderful. December 20 - 22nd.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“This 1920s cinema has lost none of its charm and remains independently run. Proudly presenting all the latest film titles and home to the Brecon Film Society this is a must for any rainy day blues.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Book Store
“It is a bookshop, cafe and Deli set in a lovey quirky old building. Closed on Mondays.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Lots of local real ales and DELICIOUS pies. Friendly staff and locals, doesn't get better than this!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Church
“This houses the battle honours awarded by Queen Victoria to the RRW after the famous battle at Rorkes Drift (more VCs awarded than in any other battle). Afterwards, visit the Regimental Museum to find out more about the regiment's fascinating history. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you enjoy jazz, this is for you. Check the website for dates and performances.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“Great concerts and recitals. Pilgrims cafe in the grounds is also well recommended. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great Indian restaurant. You can call and collect a take-away or eat in. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“During the week there's a butcher, grocer and fisherman for fresh produce whilst on Fridays there's the added fun of selecting local cheeses, home baked goods (cakes, pies, bread, jams) and an eclectic assortment of stalls.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Castle Hotel has wonderful views over Brecon. Sunday lunch to die for! Def check them out on​ weekends. May need to book! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“This place is particularly good for lunches. They have a fantastic menu with mainly Italian influences with plenty of lunch classics available. Their homemade pizzas are particularly excellent. Be sure to book for lunch as it can get very busy. Please note, they don not open in the evenings. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great independent cafe with loads of home made treats, perfect for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Yummy! This is the best Thai food we've eaten in a long time and we're happy to drive to Brecon for a meal at Chang Thai. The service is great, the atmosphere is relaxed and always busy and the food is superb. Try some of the options on the menu that are new to you - the staff helped us to select lots of new delicious options. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“25m pool, new gym, lots of fitness classes, and tennis, badminton, squash. Friendly staff.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a great Indian restaurant. You can call and collect a take-away or eat in. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“This place is particularly good for lunches. They have a fantastic menu with mainly Italian influences with plenty of lunch classics available. Their homemade pizzas are particularly excellent. Be sure to book for lunch as it can get very busy. Please note, they don not open in the evenings. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Castle Hotel has wonderful views over Brecon. Sunday lunch to die for! Def check them out on​ weekends. May need to book! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food. I personally don't like eating in their restaurant(a bit dark & always a long wait), but their takeaways are mighty fine! (but please leave your curry wrappers in the shed and not the hut over night!)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“They are absolutely fabulous and dog friendly too! They also give you 10% off your entire bill because you are staying with us.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Yummy! This is the best Thai food we've eaten in a long time and we're happy to drive to Brecon for a meal at Chang Thai. The service is great, the atmosphere is relaxed and always busy and the food is superb. Try some of the options on the menu that are new to you - the staff helped us to select lots of new delicious options. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Hand made pizzas that are really good. Call them to order in advance as they only get made as you order so really fresh out of the pizza oven on collection. There is one small table and chairs in the shop and you can eat here and bring in your own drinks/wine if available. I have had guests do this and love it but space can't be guaranteed. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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