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“I've managed to visit here at last!”
Review of Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
southampton england
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156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“I've managed to visit here at last!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Fifteen years ago, I set myself the project of seeing all 46 English and Welsh cathedrals and this week, managed to visit 2 of my final 3, Brecon and St David's - done in a single day, thanks to a friend!
Brecon was small but, absolutely beautiful and with an almost tangible sense of peace and prayerfulness. Set in a tiny, well kept Close, it was so quiet yet full of a sense of being loved and well cared for. Well worth going out of one's way to visit and perhaps combining it with a drive across the magnificent Brecon Beacons.
My one small criticism is that the road signs to drive to it through the town, are not great and we drove round trying to get to it, for apps 15 minutes.
Other than that, absolutely beautiful and I now only have one more Cathedral to see!

Visited September 2013
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Regular coffee stop”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Cathedral is a bit difficult to find - not well signposted - it's a bit outside the town centre so a lot of people never bother to take a look. It's well worth making the effort as it's a beautiful Cathedral and grounds. The cafe there is a very handy stop off too. If you want a very nice wooded walk, then Priory gardens is behind the cathedral, along the River Honddu. Go through the graveyard there's a good circular path for about a mile - great wildlife in there too

Visited July 2013
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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Cathedral was peaceful and beautiful. Worth a visit, there is also a cafe on location.
Did not manage to go into the main room as there was a service.

Visited August 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden but well worth finding”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Most cathedrals are in the city centre but this one takes a bit of finding, being on the edge of the town. But well worth the effort, with plenty of history.

Visited August 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A tranquil visit”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

A lovely cathedral a little bit off the beaten track. Also a lovely walk from there around a forest walk. Partook coffee in the on site cafe which was a bonus.

Visited August 2013
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