Brecon is a market town in Powys.
Brecon is a market town in Mid- Wales. The city is small and typical of a Welsh town. The scenery near Brecon is quite stunning, including the Brecon Beacons National Park, which surrounds the town.
Nearest stations are Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil. A bus meets incomming trains at Merthyr. Travel from Cardiff to Becon takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.
A470 from near Cardiff, A4067 from near Swansea
The town can easily be explored on foot, which is part of the charm.
The main reason to visit Brecon is as a base for visiting the national park. In town, however, there are worthwhile diversions: