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Ashford House Gardens
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery 
Brecknock Women's Aid 
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority 
Brecon Cathedral

Cambrian Cruisers
Canal Bridge Holidays
Christ College Brecon 
Clee Tompkinson & Francis Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents  
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Theatr Brycheiniog

Brecon Fairtrade Initiative
Glangrwyney Court, Crickhowell  
Red Kite Feeding Centre 
Royal Regiment of Wales (Brecon) Museum 
Brecknock Group - Powys Family History Society

Ashford House Gardens
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Ashford House Gardens
     
Ashford House Garden is open on Tuesday afternoons from 2 - 6pm from the beginning of April to the end of September.  Entry is £2.50 for charity.  Children Free.  Tea or coffee avaialble and plants for sale.  Ashford House is one mile east of Talybont-on-Usk on the B4588.  To visit at other times please telephone 01874 676271.

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

 

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 Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery
 

The Museum houses remarkable items on three floors of the early Victorian Brecknock Shire Hall.  The Museum has a warm and comfortable feel and is a delight to explore.  The largest exhibit is the preserved Victoria Assize Court .  A courtroom drama set during the 1880 Assizes is spectacularly interpreted with thirty life-sized figures, sound and light.  The ten minute show starts at the press of a button.  The exhibition programme is stimulating and varied an continues throughout the year.  There is a well-stocked book and gift shop. Email: brecknock.museum@mail.powys.gov.uk 
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Powys Family History Society

The Brecknock Family History Group was formed in 1985 as a sub-branch of the Powys Family History Society. Our Group members share interests in family and local history of the county of Breconshire. Many, but not all our members, have Breconshire ancestry, and many, but not all, live in Breconshire. Members attend our monthly meetings in Brecon, and take part in the various activities and projects organised by the Group Committee.
What Do We Do?
Our aims are to record, preserve and make available Breconshire resources, such as Monumental Inscriptions and Parish Records, which are of value to family history researchers. We are also pleased to assist anyone with individual research and help beginners get started with this absorbing hobby.

Please click on the link at the top of this page in order to access the website

Welsh Womens Aid

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Brecknock Women's Aid 

 

Brecknock Women's Aid provides services to women and children fleeing domestic abuse either through the provision of temporary refuge or support in their own homes.  Holistic support is provided to rebuild independent lives, to develop self-confidence and emotional stability, plus signposting to other agencies for complex needs.  There are floating support and outreach services based in Ystradgynlais and Brecon and a 24-hour on call service.  Domestic abuse training and information on services is provided to other agencies.

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
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Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
 

Brecon Beacons National Park is alive with breathtaking scenery and spectacular upland formations.  It boasts legends of ladies in lakes, hidden limestone caverns, beautiful waterfalls and wild unsheltered landscapes that form some of the most precious jewels in Wales' crown.  The haunting beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park is still one of Wales' best kept secrets and holds a special place for all those who live, work and holiday here.  Why not inspire your wanderlust and visit us today click here

Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral                              

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The Church in Wales Cathedral of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.  Brecon Cathedral has been the site of Christian worship for more than a thousand years, dating from the days of the Celtic Church before the Norman Conquest.  In 1093 a Benedictine Priory linked to Battle Abbey was established here and continued in existence until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537.  The building then served the community as a Parish Church, and in 1923 because the Cathedral Church of the newly founded Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.  The Cathedral stands as a witness to the faith of generations past, and as the home of a present Christian Community.

Brecon Volunteering Bureau

Brecon Volunteer Bureau 

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Volunteering is an important expression of citizenship and an essential component of democracy.  Brecon Volunteer Bureau is a local 'one stop shop' for volunteers and voluntary organisations.  The main activities are:

Promoting volunteering locally, nationally and internationally
Providing information, advice and support related to volunteering
Helping people to volunteer and enabling them to make suitable choices about volunteering
Working with volunteer using organisations to develop and maintain good practice in volunteering
The Bureau is situated in the courtyard to the rear of Bishop Bevan Hall.  Contact details are - Telephone: 01874 625393, EMail: inform@vbxbrecon.freeserve.co.uk Volunteering Website

Cambrian Cruisers

Cambrian Cruisers 

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Family run company on lovely Monmouth and Brecon Canal, just outside Brecon.  Modern, reliable, self steer narrow boats that can sleep up to 6 people, short breaks, or weekly hire available.  Boats fitted out to a very high standard of comfort with tv/dvd, central heating, fitted kitchens and bathrooms.  Novices very welcome.  Pets ok on some boats.  Fully inclusive prices. Website Email: infor@cambriancruisers.co.uk

Christ College

Christ College Brecon 

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Christ College Brecon is one of Britain's most ancient schools.  It was founded  by Royal Charter in 1541 by King Henry VIII.  It occupies an enviable site on the outskirts of Brecon, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.  The school buildings reflect the school's ancient past as well as its determination to provided the best modern facilities possible for it's pupils.  The Chapel and Dining Hall, both in daily use, date from the 13th Century when the site was occupied by a Dominican Priory.  Christ College is a co-educational independent boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 - 18 years.

Clee Tompkinson & Francis Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents Clee Tompkinson & Francis Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents 
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For all your property requirements - Buying, Selling, Valuations, Surveys, Home Condition Reports, Furniture Sales.
10 Offices serving 6 Counties throughout The Border Counties, Mid & West Wales.  Telephone: 01874 622488

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Crickhowell Walking Festival 

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The 2010 Festival will start on 27th February and again run for 8 days, we are currently planning the usual wide range of interesting guided walks for all ages and abilities. We will be including some old favourites, but also introducing new walks to different parts of the Black Mountains.

The programme will be available in December and booking will start in January 2010. You can order a copy of the programme to be sent to you by emailing tic@crickhowellinfo.org.uk. Remember to include your full postal address.

Fairtrade          

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Brecon Fairtrade Initiative 

 

Fairtrade is a partnership between producers from developing countries and consumers throughout the world, which ensures good working conditions and guarantees fair prices. Fairtrade products are those certified as meeting these aims.  Tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, bananas, wine, rum, footballs, clothes and much, much more: there is something for everyone!

The Secretary, Fairtrade Initiative, The Grange, 22 The Watton, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7ED.  Tel:  01874 624038 Website
email: fairtradebrecon@hotmail.uk

Glangrwyney Court
Glangrwyney Court, Crickhowell  
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Grade II Listed Georgian house, superbly appointed in picturesque gardens.  Near to Brecon Beacons. Ensuite facilties. All rooms charmingly furnished.  Warm welcome assured.  5 Rooms.  OPEN ALL YEAR.
Singles from £50 per room
Doubles from £75 per room
Twins from £65 per room
Prices include Breakfast and VAT
Telephone: 01873 811288, Fax: 01873 810317 Email: info@glancourt.co.uk

Red Kite Farm

Red Kite Feeding Centre 

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The Red Kite Feeding station at Gigrin Farm attracts as many as 400 of these beautiful birds of prey, together with buzzards, ravens and other species.  The visitor can observe this from five comfortable, permanent hides, three of which are wheelchair friendly, and see their stunning aerial displays as they dive out of the sky to pick up the food spread for them.
Gigrin Farm also has an interpretive centre where visitors can control the camera that overlooks the feeding site, use interactive computer displays, see into a Red Kite nest and watch video recordings of the farm's bagders.  Website

Royal Regiment of Wales (Brecon) Museum

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Royal Regiment of Wales (Brecon) Museum 

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The regimental collections of The South Wales Borderers (24th Regiment), The Monmouthshire Regiment and The Royal Regiment of Wales are the focus of well presented displays in this fine regimental museum.  Of particular interest are the exhibits covering the activities of 24th Regiment during the Anglo-Zulu War including the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift in January 1879.  The medal room contains nearly 3,500 medals and the sixteen Victoria Crosses won by members of the Regiment form an impressive central display.  The regimental archive and library are on the same site and may be viewed by appointment with the Curator. 

Opening Hours: 
Mondays to Fridays throughout the year, 10am-5pm.
Summer Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm.
See website or contact the museum for details of special Sunday openings.

Admission: Adults £3, children up to the age of 16 are free.  Group rates are negotiable. School parties by appointment.

Facilities: Parking, toilets, lecture room, shop, disabled access

Tel:  01874.613310 Email: swb@rrw.org.uk Website

 

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Situated at the end of the picturesque Brecon to Monmouth Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year.

In the last year alone, the venue has welcomed the likes of Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Tony Benn, Cerys Matthews, Lee Evans, Ben E King, Julian Lloyd Webber, Richard Alston Dance Company, Max Boyce, The Chronicles Of Long Kesh, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Earthfall, Julian Clary, Brecon Baroque Festival, Mid Wales Opera, Birmingham Stage Company, Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra, Faulty Towers Dining Experience, The Blues Band, Mappa Mundi, Edward Fox, Jethro, and Seth Lakeman.

Other facilities on the theatre site include a a year-round programme of visual arts by artists from the region in the Andrew Lamont Gallery and a nationally acclaimed bistro Tipple'n'Tiffin.

Theatr Brycheiniog is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council.           

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