The Castle Of Brecon Hotel
 

The Castle

Formerly an 11th Century Norman Castle, then an early coaching inn and later the residence of the Morgans of Tredegar Park, in 1809 part of the castle ruins and outbuildings were renovated by Sir Charles Morgan to become one of the first ‘modern’ hotel in Wales. 

Come and visit us, look around our inn, bedrooms, castle, riverside and mountain-view gardens and our facilities and discuss your requirements with the events team.

Brecon Castle retains all the warmth and character of a coaching inn mixed with the formality of a late Georgian hotel. The Regency Ballroom, with the medieval remains of the Great Hall of Brecon Castle attached, is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and historic venues in the Brecon Beacons National Park. 

The mountains dominate the town of Brecon and provide a picturesque backdrop to ballroom, gardens, restaurant and bar. There are four private dining venues (capacity depends on layout)...

 

 

     

History

The Brecon Beacons and the Brecon area have a long history of human habitation. Early settlements were mainly on the hilltops as the valleys would have been regularly flooded and covered in dense forest. Evidence has been found of the manufacture of flint tools on the castle site, dating back 4000 to 5000 years. North West of the hotel is the remains of Pen-y-Crug, an Iron Age hill fort. It may well have been occupied when the Romans arrived - Two miles to the west of Brecon lays Y-Gaer. A roman fort covering nearly 5 acres - The fort was built around 5O AD and may have been occupied as late as 300 AD. The first regiment in occupation probably came from North West Spain. Brecon was a Roman crossroads and some Roman roads remain visible on the Beacons even today

In the fifth Century the local ruler is said to have sent his daughter to Ireland in search of a husband. Many of her retinue of guards died on the journey. She found her Irish Prince their son, Breeching, was sent to Wales to grow up at the Court of his grandfather. It is from the name ‘Brychan' that the old country name of Brysheiniog and later 'Brecon' was derived. Barbarians killed one of his daughters, called Tudful. The welsh for martyr is Merthyr, hence the settlement of Merthyr Tydfil 20 miles to the south got its name. .. Read more

Our Sister Restaurant, The White Swan at Llanfrynach

Our Sister Restaurant, The White Swan at Llanfrynach is a 15 minute drive by taxi ....

 

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