Brecon is a traditional mid-Wales market town with a cathedral and a rich history, located in the foothills of the Beacons with spectacular mountains, stunning waterfalls, rivers, lakes and the largest show cave system in Europe. There’s also a wide range of contemporary events to appeal to anyone visiting throughout the year.
2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal and an exhibition at the Brecon theatre from 20-30 July is well worth seeing.
Brecon also hosts an annual jazz festival which this year runs from
10-12 August, with names such as Dionne Warwick performing.
Alternatively, the music and arts Fringe festival is taking place at venues in and around Brecon from 9-12 August.
Other highlights in August include the summer fayre at the Libanus Visitor centre or the Perseid Meteor shower gazing evening at the Mountain Centre.
If you fancy a challenge you can enter the Brecon beast mountain bike ride on 9 September and tackle some of the highest trails in Wales.
For more sedate pleasures in September you could sample the delights of the Abergavenny food festival between 15-16 September, or round off the year by stretching your legs during the hay walking festival, running 11-15 October.
Nythfa House is well situated for experiencing all these events so why not take a Guided Walking or Leisure Activities holiday, or even a Freedom Break? With an indoor swimming pool and pamper sessions at the Retreat spa available onsite, you’ll be refreshed and ready to enjoy all that the Brecon Beacons have to offer.