Rich in history and boasting ancient roots, Brecon offers a number of interesting places to visit for visitors keen to explore its past.
A priory was built on the site of Brecon Cathedral in 1093 but its thought that several earlier churches existed on the ancient site. Nowadays visitors can enjoy the cathedral and explore the collection of unique monastic buildings.
During the Napoleonic wars, French prisoners were incarcerated in Brecon and visitors can see the remaining medieval walls and go to see an area called Captains Walk, where the prisoners exercised.
Brecon was established as a Roman calvary base and continues its military connection today. Also worth a visit is Christ College, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1541, and the Norman castle, built above the town in the late 11th century.