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A Brecon Day trip

Stylish kid

We feel really lucky to live in easy reach of some wonderful places and depending on how we feel we can drive over the boarder to Bristol for some city fun or explore West and Mid Wales when we fancy some fresh air and countryside views. Mr A has been asking for a while to visit the The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh in Brecon, as some of you may know he is fascinated with anything related to the Military, Scouts, Bear Grylls and basically anything outdoors. I have to be honest and say  I'm not such a fan of the Army but I want to allow my child freedom to explore his interests and as the museum is located in the quaint historical market town of Brecon in Mid-Wales and I thought it would make a nice day-trip.


Brecon museum

Green salad

We arrived late morning and enjoyed a walk by the canals, watching the narrowboats and enjoying the fresh air. We then stopped off for a bite to eat at the waterside cafe Tipple n' Tiffin where I opted for a delicious organic green salad with parmesan and a lemon dressing and John had a traditional sausage and mash which I was told was very good. We then took a slow walk over to the Museum, John had been before when he was younger but I didn't really know what to expect and was actually very surprised by how much they managed to pack into a relatively small space and I found the medal room very interesting as there were a few South Africa medals on display.


Stylish kid

We spent the rest of the day wandering around the town centre and checking out some of the local boutiques and market before stopping for a coffee and some cake. It's such a peaceful little town set in the Brecon Beacons and it was lovely to spend a whole day enjoying some fresh air and exploring an area we love.



  1. What a lovely day! I love any town that has a canal and barges, so nice to watch. Mr A looks fab and I LOVE you with a fringe!

  2. I've never been to the Breacon Beacons before, but always wanted to go :)

  3. Brecon is great. I remember we used to go on school trips there every christmas to the Brecon Mountain Railway to see santa x


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