Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Brecon
Sitting on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and watched over by the imposing Beacons themselves, Brecon is a superb holiday destination for anyone with a dog. You’ll find plenty of open spaces and interesting things to see and do, most within easy reach of our dog-friendly cottages in Brecon.
Whether you’re taking your holiday during the heat of summer or the chilly charms of winter, the National Park Visitors Centre is almost on your doorstep and the best place to start. The tea rooms and the shop are both happy to welcome dogs on leads (their iced buns are legendary!) and you can fuel-up or buy a map, before setting off into some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery. Once you’re in the park, you can give your outbound hound free rein and let them fully enjoy the scents, sounds, and sights on offer.
The National Park also offers a range of dog-centric activities. Choose from activities such as guided walks or look up ‘I Want to Canoe’. This service-provider gives you the chance to take your pooch on the water in a canoe! As long as your four-pawed pal is well behaved, won’t go chasing after wildlife, or present a problem to other paddlers, they’re more than welcome! After you’ve soaked up the scenery, enjoy a meal at a dog-friendly pub or restaurant, or curl up in front of a roaring fire at one of our dog-friendly cottages in Brecon.
Dog-friendly things to do
While Brecon might be surrounded by an extraordinary landscape, you’ll find plenty of other pooch-tastic things to see and do just a short drive away! Whether you’re a foodie, a shopper, or someone who likes to explore Wales’ rich history, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites:
National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Little more than an hour’s drive from Brecon, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales offers scenery that’s just as impressive, but not quite as vast. The bonus for any flower fans and plant-enthusiasts is that the gardens hold ‘Doggy Days’ every Monday!
Home to the biggest 10th Century font in Britain, Brecon Cathedral is one of the city’s must-see attractions. You’ll be able to see one of the few remaining Breeches Bibles and explore the regimental chapel, once used by the South Wales Borderers. Whether you or your dog have an interest in local history, the cathedral will welcome you both!
The Bank Bar and Kitchen
For an evening meal, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the Bank Bar and Kitchen ticks all the right boxes. This gastropub’s very dog-friendly, and you can enjoy some sumptuous food and a cheeky glass of your favourite tipple.
Hit the shops
Brecon is a thriving town, with plenty of independent and interesting shops. Many are dog-friendly, with some offering dog treats and water for bargain-hunting Bonzos!