Brecon (2), Brecknockshire.  
High Street and High Street Inferior, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

Looking from High Street into High Street Inferior with the tower of St. Mary's Church showing above the shops.

They use an interesting nomenclature here which I have not seen before. There is 'High Street Inferior' which would probably be 'Lower High Street' in England, 'High Street' then 'High Street Superior' which would be 'Upper High Street' in England.


St. Mary's Church, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

St. Mary's Church from High Street Inferior with it's 16th century tower known as Buckingham Tower. The church itself dates from around the late 12th century but was enlarged in the 14th century with the tower being added in the early 16th century.


Looking down Wattton from the Puzzle Tree pub, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

Looking down Watton (the street) from near the Puzzle Tree pub. The tree on the corner is a 'Monkey Puzzle' tree which was introduced in Britain, from South America, around 1850 and became very popular. Before 1850 it had been called Joseph Bank's Pine or Chile Pine in Britain even though it is not a pine.


The green Victorian hexagonal post box, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

Opposite the Puzzle Tree (in the background) is the town's museum and just outside the museum is this unusual Victorian green hexagonal postbox.

This post box has now been moved into the museum and the museum has also been moved to Y Gaer in Glamorgan Street which is a short distance from here - the top end of Watton.


Maendu Well, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

On the north edge of the town just off to the left of the B4520 on the edge of a housing estate is a well that originally supplied Brecon Castle with fresh water.

It is now covered with a stone built enclosure with an opening at the front.

You can also follow the public footpath from here up to the Pen-y-Crug Hillfort.

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Castle Street from Castle Bridge, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales, Great Britain.

Another of Brecon's quaint, narrow streets is Castle Street which runs up to High Street Superior. This view is from Castle Bridge over the River Honddu.

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