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Brecon (Welsh: Aberhonddu) is a historic market town in mid Wales, with a population of roughly 8,000 with around 6,000 in the surrounding area. It is the traditional county town of Brecknockshire, although its role as a county town has diminished since the formation of Powys.

Today Brecon is a thriving community, and is popular as a holiday destination, being on the Northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, affording good views of the Brecon Beacons themselves, a range of hills, including Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain at 886m. August sees an annual Brecon Jazz Festival held in the town centre, with several open air venues and indoor concerts held in a variety of venues, including the town's market hall and the recently opened 400-seat Theatr Brycheiniog next to the redeveloped Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal basin to the east of the town centre.

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal basin at Brecon, the starting point of the Taff Trail.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal basin at Brecon, the starting point of the Taff Trail.

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