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Brecon Guide

Brecon is a small county town at the northern edge of the central Brecon Beacons, an area of rugged natural beauty. Its proximity to the hills and lakes of the National Park make it a popular base for trips and day walks into the park.

Most visitors to Brecon come for the scenery and the 520 square miles of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a walker’s paradise of rolling upland wilderness, lakes, rivers, deep wooded valleys and stone villages. The heart of the national park comprises the Brecon Beacons themselves, a pair of 2900-foot high hills, while east of Brecon, the Black Mountains stretch all the way to the English border.

In the town itself is the Brecknock Museum, which includes displays of agricultural implements unique to the area, a nineteenth-century assize court, and an antique collection of carved Welsh ‘love spoons’. For those with an interest in music, the Oriel Jazz gallery provides an entertaining journey through the archives of twentieth-century music and rare video footage of some of the jazz greats.

If walking gives you an appetite, there are a number of pubs and restaurants in the town offering a range of fare or you could drive out to the Seland Newydd, at Pwllgloyw, a traditional country pub offering some of the best food in the area.

If walking is not your style you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park by taking a journey on the Brecon mountain, narrow gauge, steam railway. Alternatively a twenty-minute drive from Brecon is the National Showcaves Centre for Wales with three award winning showcaves, offering a world of mystery, discovery, exploration and fun.

Most visitors arrive by car but there is also a limited bus service from Cardiff, which is served by trains from London Paddington. Cardiff Airport is the closest to Brecon and is served by both national and international flights. There is a rail link service into the city.

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    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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