Secret histories, an insiders guide to Plough Chapel Brecon

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  • Stunning interiors, marvel at local craftmanship and the intact survival of this beautiful chapel

  • Insiders tour led by chapel members with intimate knowledge of the building and its social history

  • Join Chapel members for tea and Welsh cakes in this atmospheric building

Plough Chapel, Lion Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9AU


Our start time depends on you, and the tour and tea can last between 1 and 2 hours


Available every Friday and Saturday, all year (apart from Christmas Day or at times when we have a wedding booked).


Adult : £10

Child (0-15) : free

Seniors and students (with ID) : £7.50

Family (two adults and up to three children) : £20

Price includes tea and Welsh cakes served by chapel members.

Who can come

Everyone is welcome!

Group size

1-5 5-10 10-25 25-50

Discover one of the most beautiful nonconformist chapels in Wales in this experience led by Chapel members.

Located in the magnificent scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park in mid Wales, the Plough Chapel was founded in the very earliest days of Dissent in 1699.

The first worshippers here met in a meeting room in a public house called the ‘Plow House’ and the present chapel is built on the same site.

Explore the stunning interior, with its rich woodwork and striking interior, conserved intact for over 100 years. The finely carved mahogany, oak, ebony and pitch pine is testimony to the craftsmanship of local workers, while the ornate panelled ceiling concealing a Victorian ventilation system. And the organ was water powered!

This insiders guide tour is followed by by tea and Welsh cakes served by chapel members.

A visit to the Plough Chapel can be combined with a visit to Y Gaer, the local museum and art gallery, which is only a short walk away. Brecon Cathedral is also nearby and is well worth a visit. 

Additional details

This tour is organised and managed by Plough Chapel.

Everyone is welcome!

Our start time depends on you, please get in touch and discuss your plans for the day and how we can be a part of it. Our tour and tea can last between 1 and 2 hours. If you have a specific interest do let us know!

Facilities & refreshments

Toilets are available at the chapel. start, lunchtime and the end.

Tea and Welsh cakes included, please inform us of any dietary requirements. The chapel is very close to the town centre where there are cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The nearest (paid) car park in Brecon is at Alexandra Road, LD3 7HY.

There is space for a coach or minibus to drop off outside the chapel. The nearest coach park in Brecon is at The Watton Car Park, LD3 7EE.


The chapel is accessible for independent wheelchair users, but not to all areas. Please have a chat with us about this.

There are no long periods of walking, or long stairs.

Contact your host

Glyn Mathias, Plough Chapel Brecon

07980 838138