Given its popularity as a tourist destination, Brecon is well provisioned with hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostelries, and cottages. These range widely in price but are all generally within a 5-10 minute walk from the Cathedral. Most are available through booking websites such as and You may also like to visit the Brecon Beacons National Park website for other possible places to stay: Book lovers, of course, may enjoy staying in Hay-on-Wye, which is about 25 minutes by car from Brecon.

It is advisable for those attending the conference to book their accommodation early as the summer season is a popular time for local tourism.

34692727The most convenient hotel to the Cathedral is the Castle Hotel, which is an easy 5-minute walk from the Cathedral and adjoins the ruins of Brecon Castle. You can book a room by visiting


download (8)Those with cars who don’t mind staying slightly farther afield might like to consider staying at the Llangasty Retreat House, which is about a 15-minute drive away. Located in beautiful countryside, it overlooks both the Black Mountains and Llangorse Lake and offers a range of rooms at a reasonable price.

Other options may be available for postgraduate students who can’t afford accommodation. In such cases, please be in touch with Mark Clavier at

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