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Brecon Cathedral

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Lovely Cathedral

Popped in on a rainy blustery day. Just a short walk from Castle hotel where we staying. Superb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikeMason
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Essex
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Old monastery

Brecon Cathedral can trace its roots back to a 1093 monastery and only became a cathedral in 1923... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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| Cathedral Close, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 9DP, Wales
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All reviews well worth a visit regimental chapel beautiful building interesting features town centre tea room interesting place stained glass lovely grounds old church benedictine priory side chapels free entry great cafe coffee shop local history on duty
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on a rainy blustery day. Just a short walk from Castle hotel where we staying. Superb architecture and stained windows. Hanging crucifix made from wood found on Rhosilli beach. Lit some candles and enjoyed the simple tranquility

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brecon Cathedral can trace its roots back to a 1093 monastery and only became a cathedral in 1923. Beautiful interior. Well worth a visit.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting this small cathedral to feel small and cramped inside, but this was simply not the case! It seemed huge! Beautiful floor, stunning ceiling! Fantastic commemoration of the South Wales Borderers. Very decorative slate memorial slabs. Informative explanations about the stonemason's marks seen...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small cathedral with all the peace and charm associated therewith. No spectacular architecture but handsomely built and with memorials for the border regiments, particularly of the Boer War. Very interesting and also with a good café in the precinct

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully atmospheric building with so much history and so many interesting architectural features-a real treat to visit and explore

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and visited the cathedral as the sun rose over the beautiful Brecon countryside to clear the morning mist. Brecon Cathedral is perhaps one of the least-known and less dramatic cathedrals in Britain, but within its grey stone walls is a great...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this cathedral. It is picturesque with beautiful trees all around the grounds. There are wonderful stained glass inside the church which is a totally new color scheme for many of the other churches I have visited. The color is more muted than...More

Thank JRachel95
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Would recommend the walk up to the Cathedral if visiting Brecon - the close is lovely and there is a quaint tea shop. The grounds look slightly neglected

Thank BusybeeSussex
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Such a great example of an old cathedral. The children especially enjoyed the Regimental Chapel so much so that we then visited the army museum on the other side of Brecon. Highly recommended beautifully maintained and presented edifice .

Thank taffysboy
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Such a lovely cathedral . Beautiful wooden ceilings and many memorial plaques to Welsh soldiers, including Major Bromhead and Sergeant Hook who were both awarded the Victoria Cross for their gallantry at the defence of Rorke's Drift. In the film Zulu, Michael Caine was cast...More

Thank jemster65
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october3129
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Response from DeanShackerley | Property representative |
Brecon Cathedral religion is Christian. It's denomination is Church in Wales
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Andrew S
28 September 2017|
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Yes, we welcome dogs in Brecon Cathedral
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2 August 2017|
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