Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

LOCATION

BRECON, POWYS

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The Museum tells the fascinating story of the Royal Welsh, one of the British Army's most famous regiments. The Regiment's long history, dating back to the 1680s, is told through many objects, including uniforms, medals, weapons and models. The Royal Welsh have seen action in many prominent events, including the Victorian British campaign in South Africa, and both World Wars. Forty-three of the Regiments soldiers have recieved the Victoria Cross, and the museum commemorates their sacrifice and heroism, as well as that of all the men and women associated with the Royal Welsh.

Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Barracks, The Watton, BRECON, LD3 7EB
Phone : 01874 613310

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, weekdays 10-5; Apr-Sep Sat & BHs 10-4. Call for special Sun opening times

About The area

Discover Powys

The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.

This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it. 

Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.

Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.

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