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Brecon is a gem and although it's certainly not well renowned as a nightlife hotspot by any stretch of the imagination, it's perfect for hen groups who simply love the great outdoors and want to avoid noisy and crowded clubs and bars. There's still plenty of great stuff to do in the friendly, laid-back town of Brecon when night falls though, from enjoying a glass of wine and catching up with your girls to a wide range of excellent quality restaurants.
Enjoying the wonderful scenery in Brecon needn't stop when the sun goes down - the breathtaking backdrop takes on a whole new level of beauty in the dark, as the night skies are some of the best in the whole world for stargazing. Brecon really is a truly magical place to spend a relaxed hen night appreciating one of the most beautiful areas of the UK with your best friends.
Pubs in Brecon are legendary, offering a warm welcome, friendly service and a comfortable place to while away your evening. The Welsh town is home to five top pubs and inns, which all serve tasty traditional fare alongside all the usual alcoholic offerings from the bar. Many of Brecon's best establishments are also CAMRA (campaign for real ale) accredited, so be sure to try out some local, traditional ale during your visit. Best of all, you can take in some of the very best views in the UK whilst you sip and relax, making for some unforgettable evenings during your trip.
If you're not busy chatting in a cosy pub, there's plenty to do in Brecon at night. Stargazing is one of the main tourist attractions in the town, as the sky is so clear, the Milky Way can often be seen, as well as various other famous nebulas and constellations - you could even catch a meteor shower! It boasts some of the best night skies in the UK and the world, having been recently awarded ‘International Dark Sky' status. A truly unmissable and magical addition to your hen night in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. Brecon pays host to many festivals throughout the year, such as the Brecon Fringe arts festival, the well-renowned Brecon Jazz festival and a tasty Brecon Beacons food festival which all hold events well into the night.
The town of Brecon is small and compact and so the majority of nightlife venues which you and your group are likely to wish to visit are all within walking distance of one another. Stroll along the river Usk and canal paths and discover a wealth of friendly local pubs tucked away, overlooking the stunning water. Exploring the area on foot is all part of the magic! If you're unwilling to brave chilly weather or simply feel you've had quite enough exercise for the day out on the Beacons, taxis are available all over town.
Although Brecon can't offer up a superclub, ice bar or revolving dance floors, it more than makes up for what it lacks in party gimmicks in unrivalled levels of personality and warmth. The town has an excellent selection of fantastic live tunes held in friendly, cosy pubs. You'll be comfortable on the Boar's Head's comfy sofas and kept happy with its full range of Breconshire ales whilst you soak up the excellent local live bands and artists featured regularly. If you visit during the well-renowned Jazz Festival or Brecon Fringe, you'll certainly be in for a musical treat, with artists visiting from all over the country. If you and the girls fancy a night on the dance floor, GoHen can easily arrange transfers to nearby Cardiff.
If ale's not quite your thing, the pubs and restaurants of Brecon will be happy to provide you and your group with wine, spirits, ciders and all the usual tipples, but if a pint of the ancient brown stuff does float your boat, Brecon could hardly be a better place to sample it. A popular place for real ale enthusiasts to visit, the vast majority of establishments proudly pull pint upon pint of award-winning local ales from the Breconshire Brewery, serving well-loved tipples named ‘Red Dragon', ‘Ramblers Run' and even ‘Beer Belly' to name but a few. Brecon is a real ale lover's Mecca. Alternatively, The Bank serves wine at their trendy bar throughout the day.
Brecon is a truly fantastic place to eat, perfect for enjoying excellent quality traditional British food made from fresh local produce sourced from the surrounding countryside area. Many of the classic pubs, hotel dining rooms and restaurants in the town offer great quality fares like fresh seafood from the nearby water and juicy steaks or local Welsh lamb in a relaxed, friendly environment. Although prices vary, with some venues offering an almost ‘fine dining' experience at a higher cost, there's something to suit every pocket. Brecon is also a wonderful place to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea, as it boasts many great small independent cafés and tea rooms - perfect for a light snack with the girls. Simply adorable! If you fancy something a little more exotic, however, Brecon can also provide various Indian, Italian, Chinese and even Nepalese restaurants.
Choose one of our Brecon hen packages which includes all the fantastic outdoor activities Brecon has to offer! You can even pick and choose from all the available options and form your own personalised hen night package. Here's to a brilliant weekend in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.