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Brecon Cathedral

| Cathedral Close, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DP, Wales
+44 1874 623857
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I’d never been to Brecon before so was delighted to visit this cathedral which is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel A
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Bangkok, Thailand
Music festival

Great chorale, excellent choir for eucharist. A calm place to get the head together. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brecon_Visitor
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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| Cathedral Close, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DP, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’d never been to Brecon before so was delighted to visit this cathedral which is beautiful and well worth a detour. It has a lovely feel about it and the organist was practising during our visit so we could appreciate how good the acoustics are.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great chorale, excellent choir for eucharist. A calm place to get the head together. Very friendly congregation.

Thank Brecon_Visitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a superb baroque Vespers in this lofty church and were enthralled by the richness of the sound. We returned for a eucharist on the Sunday and that, to was uplifting. Brecon is not one of the most elaborate, decorated cathedrals but is a...More

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a Sung Eucharist service as part of the Brecon Baroque Festival. The cathedral is set in it's own walled grounds and is well worth a visit in it's own right. The unaccompanied singing was very well realised in the soaring accoustic and when...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is well worth a visit. It's ancient and has a number of fascinating features, from the stone on which archers sharpened their arrows to the monks' lighting stone, the stained glass to the funeral effigies, and the fabulous font. Archers, spinners and weavers...More

Thank bgs20086
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from our hotel to discover this historic gem. We were met by a lady who warmly welcomed us to the cathedral and took time to explain many interesting facts to us. Really enjoyed the experience.

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful small cathedral which we just popped in for a meal on our way home from north wales. However we accidentally over stayed our parking time by a massive 12 minutes! Mainly due to taking longer to look round this lovely place. today we have...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A warm welcome from the volunteers who were full of knowledge and interested in the visitors. A beautiful place with many hidden wonders. The organ sounded magnificent in its proper setting too ... a real bonus!.Try Pilgrims cafe - it was good!

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of six cathedrals in Wales, Brecon is set in the heart of a tree lined avenue. It's on the small side but loses nothing because of that. The architecture is stunning, the interior beautiful, and there's information available to guide you through the various...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 1 October 2017

On the outskirts of Brecon this small cathedral (certainly compared to some of the massive English cathedrals and St David's just down the road) dates from an 11th century Benedictine Priory and was a parish church until 1923 when it was upgraded to cathedral status...More

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Yes, just not in the cathedral.
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