This magnificent eleventh century cathedral is most often visited for its beautiful choir, vaulting and stained glass windows depicting Welsh saints.
Brecon Cathedral houses the largest Norman font in Britain and the regimental chapel of the South Wales Borderers, who won renown in the Zulu War. The cathedral also contains a rare Breeches Bible. The sixteenth century tithe barn is now a Heritage Centre with reconstructions, audio-visual displays and a craft shop. There is an excellent restaurant and tea room in the cathedral grounds and an outstanding programme of musical events.
Visiting Brecon Cathedral
How to get there
The cathedral is just off the B4520, Priory Hill, 750m from Brecon town centre. By bus, take route 40B.
OS grid reference
Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 – SO044290
Brecon Cathedral, The Cathedral Close, Brecon LD3 9DP, tel 01874 623857, www.breconcathedral.org.uk
Pilgrims Tea Rooms and Restaurant (tel 01874 610610, www.pilgrims-tearooms.co.uk), alongside the Heritage Centre in the Cathedral Close, uses locally sourced ingredients.
There is a car park next to the cathedral and access to the cathedral is through a narrow kissing gate.
The toilets, including a disabled access toilet are situated next to Pilgrims.
The gate from the car park can be widened by releasing four latches at ground level. All buildings are accessible, with a ramp into the cathedral itself.