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Abergavenny

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

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Understand[edit]

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 on Wikipedia Q1964010 on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Abergavenny Castle. Dates back to 1087 and makes for a fascinating visit. Abergavenny Castle on Wikipedia Q4667087 on Wikidata
  • 2 Sugar Loaf. 596 m (1,955 ft) heigh mountain Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire on Wikipedia Q7634860 on Wikidata
  • 3 Grosmont CastleGrosmont. ruined castle Grosmont Castle on Wikipedia Q3402778 on Wikidata
  • 4 Llanthony Priory. ruined former Augustinian priory Llanthony Priory on Wikipedia Q3397679 on Wikidata
  • 5 White Castle. medieval castle White Castle, Monmouthshire on Wikipedia Q1985853 on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • Abergavenny Museum is 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.

Events[edit]

  • 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. Abergavenny Food Festival on Wikipedia Q4667086 on Wikidata

Buy[edit]

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.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

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 on Wikipedia Q7764647 on Wikidata

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