South Wales Sights

Brecon Cathedral

  • Cathedral Close Map It
  • Brecon
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Fodor's Review

Modest on the outside but surprisingly cavernous on the inside, this cathedral stands on the hill above the middle of town. The cathedral was built on the site of an 11th-century priory, which was destroyed during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s. It was rebuilt as a parish church fairly soon after and was remodeled in the 1860s. It became an Anglican Cathedral in 1923. The heritage center does a good job of telling the building's history, and there's also a handy café. Local choirs perform concerts here regularly; check the website for event listings.

Sight Information


Cathedral Close, Brecon, LD3 9LP, Wales

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  • Free
  • Daily 8–6


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