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Abergavenny (Welsh: Y Fenni) is a town in Monmouthshire in southeast Wales.

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire


A thriving town, Abergavenny prides itself as a gateway to South Wales and the eastern gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park where you can enjoy a relaxing short break or longer holiday amidst beautiful countryside. The town itself nestles within the beautiful Usk Valley at the point where the river emerges from amongst the mountains to flow through lowland Monmouthshire. The mass of the Black Mountains and their highly individual outliers of Sugar Loaf and Skirrid (Welsh: Ysgyryd Fawr) form a spectacular northern backdrop to the town. Along with Blorenge to the south, the opportunities for walkers are hugely varied.

Get in[edit]

On the A465 Hereford - Neath and A40 London-Fishguard road between Monmouth and Brecon

  • 1 Abergavenny railway station. on the Welsh Marches Line: Newport - Hereford. Abergavenny railway station (Q1964010) on Wikidata Abergavenny railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Abergavenny Castle. Dates back to 1087 and makes for a fascinating visit. Abergavenny Castle (Q4667087) on Wikidata Abergavenny Castle on Wikipedia
    • 2 Abergavenny Museum. Set in the grounds of the Norman Castle. If it’s a nice day, take a picnic, otherwise simply learn about the history of this historic market town. Abergavenny Museum (Q29507391) on Wikidata Abergavenny Museum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Sugar Loaf. 596 m (1,955 ft) heigh mountain Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire (Q7634860) on Wikidata Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire on Wikipedia
  • 4 Grosmont Castle, Grosmont. ruined castle Grosmont Castle (Q3402778) on Wikidata Grosmont Castle on Wikipedia
  • 5 Llanthony Priory. ruined former Augustinian priory Llanthony Priory (Q3397679) on Wikidata Llanthony Priory on Wikipedia
  • 6 White Castle. medieval castle White Castle (Q1985853) on Wikidata White Castle, Monmouthshire on Wikipedia



  • Abergavenny Food Festival. it stands to reason that the number of eateries on offer is more than adequate. From fancy restaurants to old-fashioned pubs, from bars and cafes to takeways, there is something offer to suit every taste. It usually takes place every third weekend in September. Abergavenny Food Festival (Q4667086) on Wikidata Abergavenny Food Festival on Wikipedia


One of the most well-known markets in Wales, Abergavenny’s Tuesday market has more than 200 stalls offering a huge array of goods. In addition there is a Friday and Saturday market and the occasional craft fair, flea market and antique fair.


  • 1 The Greyhound Vaults, Market St, +44 1873 858549.
  • 2 The Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid, +44 1873 852797.
  • Fig Tree Espresso, 15 Nevill Street, +44 7702 580071 (mobile), . 9AM-4PM Tue-Sa. Established in 2013 by a young couple and set in a Grade 2 Listed Georgian Townhouse, this small cafe has quickly become the place to go to get your caffeine fix in Abergavenny. Using coffee beans that have been roasted less than half an hour away and making all of the cakes and savouries themselves, this place is definitely local. Also, there is a rear courtyard to sit and enjoy your drink.


Abergavenny has a thriving nightlife of pubs and bars

  • The Kings Arms. Great social spot in the town centre. Generally quite quiet during the week but much busier on a Friday and Saturday night, often with live entertainment. Home to the Tudor Microbrewery serving a selection of local ales.
  • 1 The Skirrid Mountain Inn (few miles north of Abergavenny), +44 1873 890 258. claimed to be the oldest pub in Wales The Skirrid Mountain Inn (Q7764647) on Wikidata The Skirrid Mountain Inn on Wikipedia


  • 1 The Old Pandy Inn & Black Mountain bunkhouse, Hereford Road, Pandy, +44 1873 890208. The Black Mountain Lodge is sited at the Old Pandy Inn, a 17th Century Country Inn some 4 miles north of Abergavenny, 15 miles south of Hereford at the foot of the Black Mountains. The Offa's Dyke Path is some 400 yards away.
  • 2 The Angel Hotel, 15 Cross St., +44 1873 857121.
  • 3 Llanthony Priory Hotel, Llanthony NP7 7NN, +44 1873 890487. Charming but simple hotel within the ruined priory, and it may have been the prior's lodge. Rooms have no en suite or any kind of plumbing, and four are in the tower up a spiral staircase. No children under 4 or dogs. Open all year but Nov-Mar only F-Su. B&B double £100.
  • 4 The Hardwick, Old Raglan Rd NP7 9AA (off A40 three miles south of town), +44 1873 854220. Restaurant with rooms in old pub. Assistance dogs only. B&B double £120.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Abergavenny
BreconCrickhowell  NW UK road A40.svg E  RaglanMonmouth/Newport

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