Tucked in the hills of Monmouthshire in south Wales, Abergavenny sits six miles from the English-Welsh border and is known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’. Set beside the Usk River, the picturesque market town edges the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, making it ideal for enjoying the great outdoors.With the Black Mountains providing a stunning backdrop, the town of Abergavennyhas much to offer. It is a delightful, traditional centre brimming with shops, pubs and restaurants, historic sites and a wealth of other attractions, including bustling markets and tranquil riverside walks.

Best of AbergavennyCulture vultures, history buffs, shopaholics and foodies will find plenty to entertain them here. Visit the grounds of Abergavenny castle to see the town’s ruined 13thcentury castle and walls, explore the town history museum and view the treasures inside St Mary’s Priory Church, a remnant of the town’s original 11th-century Benedictine priory. Check out the Tithe Barn at St Mary’s to see the magnificent Abergavenny tapestry that was created by residents to mark the millennium.

There’s plenty more on your doorstep to keep you going. You can stroll through the beautiful Linda Vista Gardens to enjoy views of nearby Blorenge Mountain, explore pretty Castle Meadows to soak up the outlook over Sugar Loaf Mountain or browse the farmer, crafts and antiques markets that regularly fill Abergavenny’s Victorian Market Hall.

Otherwise, there’s always the chance to dip in and out of Abergavenny’s eclectic shops, boutiques and other emporiums, and take a break at the many welcoming cafes, pubs and restaurants.

History of Abergavenny Standing on the site of a Roman fort, the town of Abergavenny developed during the 11th century with the construction of both its Benedictine priory and castle — the remains of which still stand today. During the 13th century, the town grew further, with the addition of protective walls and four gateways.

Ravaged by the Black Plague in the 14th century, Abergavenny enjoyed greater stability between the 15th and 17th centuries due to its weaving and tanning industries. During this time, it became known for its weekly markets and annual fairs, a reputation that remains today.

Sights around Abergavenny Abergavenny sits on the doorstep of rugged countryside and countless historic and cultural attractions. Strike out into the nearby Brecon Beacons to follow marked trails, see prehistoric standing stones, admire medieval churches and wonder at waterfalls, caves and the largest natural lake in Wales, LLangorse.

Nearby there is also the 15thcentury Raglan Castle, the Roman baths at Caerleon and the opportunity to discover the area’s industrial heritage at the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, going underground into the former mines at the National Coal Muesum’s Big Pit.

Alternatively, you could try the active pursuits available around Abergavenny, you can find horseriding, sailing, fishing, golfing and other exciting sports and activities.

What’s on in Abergavenny Abergavenny bustles with events all year round. Scour its markets and shops, relax at its traditional inns, and savour fresh local food at its gastro pubs and restaurants, whatever the season. Plus, be sure to visit the Abergavenny Food Festival in September —a whirl of speciality stalls and events that promises to delight food aficionados.

Lamb & Flag
Lamb & Flag
3.5 out of 5
The price is £55 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Situated in Abergavenny, this inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, Borough Theatre and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. St Mary's Priory ...
4.4/5Excellent! (24 reviews)
"Great service. Very weloming. Room a bit basic but clean and everything you would need for a short stay. 20 minutes walk to town - which ia dark at night."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

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The Bell At Skenfrith
The Bell At Skenfrith
5 out of 5
The price is £175 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated in Abergavenny, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from St Bridget's Church Skenfrith and within 12 miles (20 km) of Wye Valley and The Rolls of Monmouth. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
"Super place, lovely food"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

The Bell At Skenfrith
The Kings Head Hotel
The Kings Head Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated in Abergavenny, this property is steps away from Borough Theatre, St Mary's Priory Church and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Brecon Beacons National ...
3.6/5Good! (51 reviews)
Clean but meals not the best and no atmosphere
"Room was very clean and plenty of facilities. Was disappointed with the restaurant and quality of meals"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

The Kings Head Hotel
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Beautiful Bungalow in Gilwern South Wales With Garden
Beautiful Bungalow in Gilwern South Wales With Garden
5 out of 5
Situated in Abergavenny, this luxury holiday home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Brecon Beacons National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Abergavenny Museum and Castle ...
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The Old Stable
The Old Stable
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Abergavenny, this cottage is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Brecon Beacons National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Abergavenny Museum and Castle and St ...
The Old Stable
Brecon View Cottage - Pet Friendly Cottage Sleeping 6
Brecon View Cottage - Pet Friendly Cottage Sleeping 6
Brecon Park Cottages, Abergavenny, WLS
Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park, Big Pit National Coal Museum and Blaenavon Ironworks. St ...
Brecon View Cottage - Pet Friendly Cottage Sleeping 6
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