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Address: | Cathedral Close, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DP, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1874 623857
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Quiet Place

I have enjoyed a few visits to the cathedral during stays in Brecon. It is a good place if you are looking for some quiet time on your own. There is an excellent cafe and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have enjoyed a few visits to the cathedral during stays in Brecon. It is a good place if you are looking for some quiet time on your own. There is an excellent cafe and bookshop which are also worth a visit.

Thank briankelly200
Brecon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reliability good. Have lunched there many times and not once had cause for complaint. Surroundings very peaceful and pleasant both the cafe and the gardens. Recommended enjoy.

Thank Dawn R
Neyland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brecon Cathedral is very welcoming. I had visited here about 15 years ago and wanted to revisit. It is set in very peaceful surroundings, and easily accessible. We are allowed to photograph the interior of the cathedral, the lovely stained glass windows and the other artefacts. There is a fascinating local history well documented. I would like to have spent... More 

Thank Sara A
Vianen, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never expected to find such a beautiful cathedral in such a small and quiet village. A hidden Gem for travelers and a great place of worship for Christians.

Thank timButer
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201 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely cathedral and what a very warm welcome by the steward on duty who was very helpful in explaining much of the history. We also had a lovely cup of tea and cake in the adjoining cafe. Well worth a visit - mind you we walked around the town twice before we found it!

Thank Longey
Bristol, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The catherdral has an interesting history and does not look like a typical cathdral. The tea room is anazing! Where else could accomodate a party of 13 for a Sunday lunch at 1 days notice? the only problem, is beware of the car park! It is not free, even for 'Blue Badges', and is checked.

Thank RodMayall
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the top of the hill in Brecon, a wonderful Welsh Gem. Will other UK cathedrals please note - here we were just asked for a donation with not a credit card machine in sight to take absurdly high entry fees!! From friendly and knowledgeable volunteers to help us find our way around to a sharpening stone used by Brecknockshire... More 

Thank birdcontroller
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Cathedral. Make sure you look for the flags of the 24 th Reg carried in the Zulu War. Two officers died and were awarded VC s for trying to save them

Thank banus01
East Horsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nearly 60 years ago I was married here. My children were christened in this wonderful cathedral. sadly too it was the scene of my wife's funeral. But nothing detracts from the beauty and grandeur of this haven of peace and tranquility. A must for any visit to Brecon and a fitting backdrop to this historical town.

Thank BugleBoy5li
Woking, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gitvtalkingbto one of the guides who enriched our visit by her knowledge of the building. Had a coffee open the cafe. Lunch menu looked awesome, but unable to indulge as we were en route elsewhere. Good cup of coffee though. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank orangepepe

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