History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Llewelyn ap Iortwerth destroyed the wooden castle in 1231, but it was quickly rebuilt. He attacked again two years later and again destroyed the castle. The castle was rebuilt in stone by Humphrey de Bohun in the early 13th century. The most prominent of de Bohun's structure is the great hall, now in the grounds of a hotel.
The castle gradually fell into disrepair, and by the late Georgian period it was little more than a ruin In the early 19th century it was converted to use as a hotel, a position it still fulfills. The castle itself may be visited independently from the hotel, however.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Brecon Cathedral - 0.2 miles (Cathedral)
Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh - 0.5 miles (Museum)
Ffrwdgrech Garden - 1.3 miles (Garden)
Llanddew, St David - 1.4 miles (Historic Church)
Llanddewi Brefi, St David's Church - 1.4 miles (Historic Church)
Llanspyddid, St Cattwg Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church)
Llandefaelog Fach, St Maelog Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Brecon Gaer Roman Fort - 2.5 miles (Roman Site)
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