Brecon Basin

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Planning your visit

Address: Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW View on Google map

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

Toilets: There are toilets in the theatre and town centre

Explorers 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.

If you love your culture, look out for the poetry trail by Theatr Brycheiniog. There are 10 specially commissioned poems to celebrate the Cultural Olympiad of 2012 written by well-known Welsh poets, five in Welsh and five in English. The trail continues into Brecon town centre, where you'll find those nice little gift shops we all love. As well as the Theatr Brycheiniog, look out for the castle remains, the Brecon Mountain Railway and it would be remiss of us now to mention the Brecon Beacons National Park a short cycle away.

Things to do and see

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

There are several benches and picnic benches around the basin


Wildlife spotting:

This is a lovely spot to feed the resident swans, coots and ducks

Getting here


By car - there's a pay & display car park

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