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Brecon Basin

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is often voted Britain's prettiest canal. Much of it runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park and follows the line of the lovely, wooded Usk Valley. Brecon Basin is a great place to start your journey, with lovely walks along the canal.


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General information

Address: Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW

Visit time: 1-2 hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a pay & display car park

Toilets: There are toilets in the theatre and town centre

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling - part of NCN 8


Brecon town centre, Theatr Brycheiniog, castle remains, Brecon Mountain Railway, Brecon Beacons National Park

Spot a boat

You'll see lots of boats in the summer months

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are several benches and picnic benches around the basin



You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens