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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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Interesting cathedral

Worth a walk to the cathedral. Not a dramatic looking building but has a lovely ceiling and windows, with some flags from the Royal Welsh including some from the Zulu War. Stop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a walk to the cathedral. Not a dramatic looking building but has a lovely ceiling and windows, with some flags from the Royal Welsh including some from the Zulu War. Stop off at the Pilgrims restaurant for a spot to eat or a drink.

Thank Bobbins15
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is such an interesting building, there are the mason's marks on a pillar which brings to life the people who built this wonderful cathedral. Met a very nice couple who do the flowers and 'meet and greet' in the summer, they were very informative and friendly. A good visit.

Thank walg11_
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cathedral with my family during our recent UK trip. Went on a rainy day, but had a surprise. The cathedral was nothing as big as those in Scotland or England, but there is still a little tour that you can do inside. The few stands inside the cathedral will guide you through the cathedral. At the end of... More 

Thank Chun Yin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's an uphill walk but well worth it as there's a coffee shop on site. I didn't go into the cathedral this time but will when we return in April. You can stroll around the grounds and find a path back down the hill along the river into Brecon. Very pleasant.

Thank Noelyne
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

So serene and peaceful, a wonderful cathedral to spend some time, even if not religious. Beautifully kept. Amazing homage to the Welsh regiments.

Brecon, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fined £100 for using the car park for 30mins while I had a lunch at "Pilgrims Tea rooms" First time ever had to pay to use a restaurant car park. Is there any other restaurant in Brecon that charges to park? As a resident of Brecon I usually walk to tea rooms. Took car as teeming with rain. Never used... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A small but beautifully proportioned church from the Norman era [11th century] that survived the destruction of monasteries brought about by King Henry VIII - the open knave and the beautiful stonework gives the church a great feel of space and tranquillity. I particularly liked the carved stone screen behind the altar - though constructed during the 20th century it... More 

Thank Patrick L
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

beautiful cathedral and lovely tea room but when we didnt realise you had to pay for disabled parking we were issued with an exorbitant fine! truly disgusting as the car park was all but empty at the time. Shocking use of a pirate collection company, Do go-its very beautiful - but park in the road!

1 Thank mel d
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Most enjoyable visit to Brecon Cathedral, it has some beautiful stained glass and some remarkably intricate timber work to the roof. There are some amazing works of art also on display here too. The painting entitled 'Peace' by William Strutt is outstanding. It also houses original flags from the Zulu war. I hadn't realised that regiments from Brecon had played... More 

Thank Sid R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

More on the scale of a large church than the typical cathedral. No admission charge, but donations welcomed (but no pressure to do so). Plenty of information boards around the building providing interesting historical and architectural highlights. Had a nice feel to the building and although I am not religious I found plenty to keep me interested.

Thank Graham R

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