Brecon has a wide range of independent retailers as well as high street stores offering you a comprehensive shopping experience!

There's a thriving creative community in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park, making this a superb region to shop for handmade gifts or art inspired by the countryside.

All our towns have something different to offer. Brecon and Crickhowell have a good mixture of outdoor shops and boutiques, while Abergavenny is fantastic for food.

The quirky, arty town of Hay-on-Wye is world famous for bookshops and has much more besides. Llandeilo, a characterful town with some fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, is excellent for antiques.

In our villages and rural areas, you'll find general stores and farm shops stuffed with Welsh specialities and seasonal produce, while our National Park visitor centres and tourist information offices are good places to pick up local maps and guides.

A few miles to the south is Cyfarthfa Retail Park offering shopping by many top High Street names and a health club.

We are close to Hereford in the north and too the south you will find the Cardiff, our capital city of Wales.

Crafts & Gifts

The landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park are a gift to painters, and there is a rich culture of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship here, too.

Most of our galleries and independent craft shops focus on the work of painters, sculptors, wood turners, glass blowers, soap makers, jewellers and textile artists from the immediate area. Some are run by cooperatives of artists who take turns to man the exhibition space and are always happy to chat about the work on display. For something very Welsh, look out for hand-turned wooden lovespoons, woven blankets, paintings and pottery.

Brecon Craft Fair

The National Park means many different things to the people who live, work in and visit the area.

The National Park has its own history and heritage, and its own cuisine, traditions, myths and culture.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

You can download Brecon Beacons - a guide.


Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons features incredible natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. It's a destination for all seasons, with National Trails, festivals and pretty spa and market towns.

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