Hotels @ Brecon
Brecon is a place to get away from it all, but that doesn’t mean you will have to do without your home comforts. This charming cathedral town offers a range of hotels that suit all budgets, and it’s almost impossible not to get a room with a view in picturesque Brecon.
On the River
Located at the confluence of two rivers, the Usk and the Honddu, you could be enjoying the tranquil views of the running waters and the evening strolls down the nearby riverbanks.
Luxury hotels offering perfect views over the river can be found on the verdant banks and offer everything you need to really lose yourself in this magical place: fine dining, well-appointed rooms, goose-down duvets and hydro-therapy spa baths. The perfect tonic after an energetic day walking in the foothills of Brecon Beacon National Park!
In the Heart of Brecon
In the centre of town close to the historic walls, Jacobean-fronted shops, theatre, cinema and cathedral are a number of hotels, guesthouses, cosy inns with rooms and bed and breakfasts that provide plenty of choice for all budgets. Staying here you’ll have everything that Brecon offers in easy walking distance and the starting point for cruises on the canal on your doorstep.
In the Wilds
Just a little outside of the town you will find a couple of hotels and inns that offer you the chance to base yourself in the natural splendour of the Brecon Beacons National Park itself. These travellers’ rests offer comfortable accommodation in the midst of rugged, wild beauty, and are perfect for hikers, outdoor activity enthusiasts and incurable romantics who just want some space to escape from it all.
In the tiny village of Talybont on Usk, at the heart of the Brecon Beacons, you can find remote accommodation that’s warmth of welcome, quality of fayre and attention to comfort makes for a memorable place to stay, with an unspoilt, natural landscape holding it securely in its caress.
In the Mood
If you are visiting Brecon in early August you should book your hotel early as the annual Brecon Jazz Festival that is held attracts young and old fans from all over the world. Rooms fill up very fast indeed, so booking your hotel in advance is essential if you are looking to get in the mood.
In the Castle
Of course, a review of hotels in Brecon would not be complete without a mention of Brecon Castle. Formerly an 11th century Norman Castle, renovated in 1809 to become one of the first ‘modern’ hotels in Wales, this truly historic hotel today offers comfort, luxury, fine foods and mountain views.
Staying here you get a very enjoyable mix of the old and the new, which is rather similar to the feel of the town itself. It has all the warmth and character of a coaching inn, a touch of the formality of a late Georgian hotel and still effortlessly provides all mod cons. You simply cannot help but marvel at The Regency Ballroom that comes complete with the medieval ruins of the castle attached.
Whether you are on a walking break, family holiday or a romantic getaway beautiful Brecon can help you get away from it all in style. Enjoy your stay.