Local Attractions

If you are after a warm welcome then a visit to Brecon needs to be high on your list. Wigwam® Holidays Brecon is ideally located just 5 miles from the centre. Brecon is naturally a friendly and welcoming community and is great for those who come for a long weekend, short getaways or longer holidays and there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Brecon is a popular as a holiday destination, being on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, affording among the best views of the Brecon Beacons themselves, a range of hills, including Pen Y Fan. If you're a keen walker then there is plenty to do here - organised walks or just take off in the area you fancy. You will be amazed by the views and beautiful scenery. The Brecon area isn't just full of beautiful scenery and wonderful flora and forna, it's also packed full with activities, places to visit and sights to see for all types of people.

If you're looking for something to do or places to check out near Wigwam® Cabins Brecon then have a look at this list of activities: -

Adventure seeker

The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains hold plenty of opportunity for adventure. There are lots of adventure centres to choose from: -

  • Brecon and Monmouthsire Canal
  • Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
  • Black Mountains Activities
  • Walking up Pen Y Fan the highest point in southern Britain at 886m (2,907ft)
  • We have wonderful lakes, rivers and canals and there is great Canoeing and Kayaking available for both experienced paddlers and beginners, and lots of opportunities for pedaloes, boating and sailing.
  • You can visit Brecon Canal or Llangorse Lake for these exciting activities.
  • If you fancy seeing a different view of the area, why not take off into the sky and visit South East Wales Hang gliding & Paragliding club or The Black mountain gliding club.
  • Cycling and mountain biking is a fabulous way to experience our glorious countryside. It gives you healthy exercise, relieves stress and allows you to spend time in the fresh air with family and friends.
  • We have lots of different terrain to explore, including towpaths, lanes and hillside tracks. And thanks to our public transport network, you can leave the car behind - especially on summer Sundays, when the Bike Bus is running.
  • The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has an exclusive Mountain Bike Pack which is available from our online shop. This pack contains 14 single track mountain bike route cards along with other information to get the best out of your visit to the National Park.

Cultural Activities

Brecon and the surrounding areas are full with culture with a number of festival which need to be on your list to visit.

  • Festivals 
    The Green Man Festival in mid - August is an independent music and arts event near the town of Crickhowell.
    We also have the Hay Festival of literature and arts which is on for 10 days at the end of May beginning of June yearly in the town of Hay-on-Wye.
    Abergavenny food festival is the place to head if you want to experience local suppliers providing spectacular food - its well worth a visit.
  • Music
    Brecon Jazz Festival takes place in early August which brings a number of big Jazz players to the town. As well as the main festival, a Brecon Fringe Festival also takes place which provides alternative free music in the pubs, hotels galleries and cafes in town.
  • Theatres - There are a number of theatres in the area: -
    Theatr Brycheiniog is a modern theatre, arts and community venue and there is a regular programme of events which can be located on their website.
    The Globe at Hay is dedicated to promoting cutting edge music, art and debate. The programme features a diverse range of performance arts including comedy, theatre, poetry and music.
    Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells combines cinema, arts centre and theatre - and there is lots on.
  • Museums
    The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is well worth a visit while you are in Brecon to see the finest collections of military artefacts which tells the story of the past 300 years.

    Brecon Cathedral is a beautiful building brimming in history and worth a walk around the building and the grounds. It also has a lovely cafe which is well worth a visit.

Activites for younger Children

The Play Barn at Brynich is an indoor soft play area on the edge of Brecon which is suitable for children under 11 years old Cantref Adverture Farm has indoor and outdoor play zones and animal shows, Horse Riding Centre and Cafe. It is a great place to visit in all weathers and highly recommended for families.

Other exciting things to do: -

  • Brecon Town Centre - there are plenty of coffee shops and boutique shops to wind away your time.
  • Cradoc Golf Club is within 3 miles of Wigwam® Holidays Brecon which includes a 10 bay floodlit driving range, practice ground, chipping green, bunkers and putting green plus a well stocked Professionals shop. It also has a great reputation for its home cooked meals and fully stocked bar.
  • Royal Welsh Show (third week in July) - this is the pinnacle event in the British Agricultural calender and if held over 4 days in July. It has a wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food & drink, and a 12 hours a day programme full of entertainment, attractions and displays.
  • Dark sky reserve status is a prestigious award given to only a handful of destinations that can prove they have an outstanding quality of night sky. They must also pledge to reduce light pollution to enhance the quality of this amazing asset. At Wigwam® Holidays Brecon you are in a prime location to view this while sitting in the hot tub or sitting around the fire pit in the evenings.