The stone market town of Brecon, with its winding streets and river crossing, is as beautiful as it is traditionally Welsh. It is the hub for visiting the national park, a nice place for a stroll, and is packed with visitors during the internationally renowned Brecon Jazz Festival every year. Inside the town’s former Shire Hall, the Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery offers a nice collection of local art. The Brecon Cathedral was founded in 1093 as part of a Benedictine Monastery. The 77 mile Taff Trail is a very popular walking and cycling route, and the 33 mile Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal both start in Brecon. Every August, the town is transformed for one weekend as the world’s best jazz musicians come to town for the Brecon Jazz Festival.