|Fri 10 - Sat 11 Jul||Stargazing Evening with an Astronomer|
|Fri 17 - Sat 18 Jul||Stargazing Evening with an Astronomer|
|Fri 24 - Sat 25 Jul||Stargazing Evening with an Astronomer|
|Sat 1 - Mon 10 Aug||Agincourt 600 Wales - Cymru Touring Exhibition|
|Sat 1 Aug||Brecon County Show|
|Thu 6 - Mon 10 Aug||Brecon Fringe Festival|
Brecon, or Aberhonddu as it is known in Welsh, is an historic market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Ancient Britons, Romans and Normans have each left their mark on Brecon. The town's name comes from that of the old Welsh name of the kingdom - Brycheiniog' in whose territory Brecon stands. The kingdom took its name from Prince Brychan who founded it, and who remains a colourful character in local folklore and legend. The name later became anglicised to Brecknockshire or Breconshire.
The hills around Brecon boast some of the finest walking and mountaineering terrain in Britain, including Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain at 886m. A few miles outside the town is the Brecon Canal basin which forms part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, and is the starting point of the Taff Trail, a walking and cycling route that follows the Taff river right down to Cardiff.
In August, the annual Brecon Jazz Festival is held in the town centre with performances in several open air venues, and in a number of indoor venues including the town's market hall and at Theatr Brycheiniog.
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The town of Brecon is bisected by the main A470 and A40 roads, which cross the National Park. There is on-street parking in the town as well as a variety of car parks in town centre.
The town has no train station, however there are local bus services in the area. The nearest train station is either Abergavenny or Llandovery.
: 20 miles from Abergavenny station