24 Hours in & around Brecon

Artist and famous visual designer Chris Townsend recently visited the Brecon Beacons to show us his experience through art in a 24 hour stop over. Chris spent a day in and around Brecon following a itinerary to see the best of the area.

So here’s his route, what he experienced and what inspired his wonderful pictures…

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In Brecon
“A welcoming town with a lot of character and friendly people”

The Accommodation
Chris stayed at Number 10, a property with a fine art selection which is perfect accommodation for large groups. The property has seven bedrooms (sleeping 14), 5 of them en-suite. It’s one of the grandest town houses in Brecon.

“The accommodation was amazing, located in a perfect position in the town, it was beautifully decorated with well appointed rooms and excellent value for money.”

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The Hours Coffee and Book Shop offers one of the finest brunch and lunch menus in town along with one of the best cups of coffee. It’s a great little spot to relax. After some hearty food and a drink be sure to have a look at the interesting books on offer.
“The Hours is a great idea, it’s well presented and the owners are passionate about what they do, and very knowledgeable in general about the area”

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A quick visit in Brecon
Brecon Cathedral , is regarded as one of mid Wales’ most iconic sites, this historic building is always worth a visit. Dating back to pre Norman times, there are numerous historic artefacts in the cathedral that are well worth a view. “Brecon Cathedral is one of the more interesting buildings I have visited in the UK. It has a fascinating history from its celtic roots, to aristocracy and regimental history.”

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Outside Brecon

BB_CantrefCantref Horse Riding Centre in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales and has been established for over 40 years, so they know a thing or two about creating a world class riding experience for all ages. It is the only horse riding centre that goes onto the Brecon Beacons. Enjoy half a day or a full day out riding some friendly Welsh cobs surrounded by beautiful scenery.
“Having never ever gone horse riding before, learning how to ride was a pleasant surprise, Cantref offer an organised, friendly and well managed experience in a stunning setting.”

A hike on the hills. A trip to the Brecon Beacons is never complete without a hike up into the mountains. We’d recommend using one of the area’s great walking guides.
From an artist’s perspective Chris believes the Brecon Beacons has everything: “with wide open spaces, landscapes that have plenty of points of interest, beautiful light and illumination throughout the area, the Brecon Beacons has everything to offer artists and travellers alike.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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