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Welcome to Abergavenny

Called Gobannium by the Romans and Y Fenni by Welsh speakers (after one of the brooks running through the town), Abergavenny is the perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. It's surrounded by seven mountains - a bit like Rome. Its status as a foodie Mecca is well established with its annual autumn Abergavenny Food Festival a staple on the culinary calendar. And its regular food and craft markets attract the best artisan producers from across the region. Its main attractions include Abergavenny Castle & Museum, St Mary's Priory church, market hall and castle meadows.

Loads to look out for including some fabulous independent shops in the town centre such as Alison Tod Milliner, Cooks' Galley, Gateway Cycles, Love Lily, The Art Shop, The Wool Croft and two superb butchers, Powells and Rawlings.

Places to Stay in and around Abergavenny

Beacon Park Boats Ltd

5-star boating holidays on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons. Luxurious beds, exquisite shower rooms, high-spec kitchens, central heating & bow thrusters for easy boat handling. Boats sleep 2-7 people. Dogs welcome.

Narrowboat with 6 units, £1843 pupw sleeps 2

Lamb and Flag

Enjoy great food and accommodation against the stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons National Park

Inn with 5 rooms, £75 prpn, £85 prpnb

Tredilion Holiday Cottages

Situated 2.5 miles from Abergavenny on small farm for people who want somewhere special. Peace and Tranquillity with beautiful views, good accommodation, safe parking. This is an excellent base for walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons.

Self-catering with 6 units, £195-£295 pupw sleeps 1-4

Middle Ninfa Farm Bunkhouse

Are you a family or activity group looking for a friendly/comfortable/quiet Bunkhouse/Cottage for up to 6 people? In stunning mountain landscape near Abergavenny, South-East Wales?

Bunkhouse with 2 bedspaces, £60-£70 prpn

Hardwick Farm

Set in the beautiful and tranquil Usk valley and with panoramic views of the Black mountains, we are 300 yards off the main road.

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £90 prpnb

The Hardwick

Award winning restaurant with rooms run by chef Stephen Terry, and his wife Joanna.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £140-£150 prpnb

The Guest House

A warm welcome awaits you at Jenny’s Guest House, a perfect base for your visit to Abergavenny, the gateway to South Wales and the Brecon Beacons. Please take a look at our site and let us know if you have any queries.

Guest House with 6 rooms, £50 pppnb

Sugarloaf Vineyard and Cottages

Cosy studio cottages based on our Vineyard. Single storey open plan living with a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room makes this an ideal base for your holiday in Wales. Ideal for exploring the Brecon Beacons location.

Self-catering with 2 units, £320 pupw sleeps 1-2

Abergavenny Hotel

Set close to the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny, The Abergavenny Hotel offers 4 star guest accommodation in a charming Victorian building with an attractive red-brick façade and stone trim.

Guest Accommodation with 20 rooms

Premier Inn Abergavenny

Whether you're a hiker, biker or nature-lover, our Premier Inn Abergavenny hotel is great for a short break.

Budget Hotel with 61 rooms

Wharfinger's Cottage

Unique setting alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal creates a perfect base for exploring the canal and the wider Monmouthshire area.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £728 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Angel Hotel

Set in an ideal location at the heart of the bustling market town of Abergavenny, The Angel Hotel has a reputation for attentive, friendly service, great food, award-winning afternoon teas and a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere.

Hotel with 35 rooms, £111-£290 prpnb

The Great Western

The Great Western was originally a Victorian Railway Hotel which has been operating as a bar, B&B and hostel since 1850.

Hostel with 7 bedrooms, £16 pppn, £60-£75 prpn

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a late 16th Century coaching inn, giving a fine example of what much of Abergavenny would have looked like before formal Georgian modifications.

Inn with 11 rooms, £75-£120 pppnb, £120-£135 prpnb

Drydock Cottage

Originally Beacon Park Boats' dry dock facility which was used for all aspects of boat maintenance, this spacious building has been completely transformed into a luxury hideaway for two.

Self-catering with 1 unit

Larchfield Grange

Larchfield is a luxury house situated in a central yet quiet location of Abergavenny. The house is spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped. It has recently been renovated to a very high standard and full of luxury furnishings.

Self-catering with 1 unit

Black Lion Guest House

A high quality 4 star family run guest house. A new traditional family run guest house situated in the market town of Abergavenny on the outskirts of The Black Mountains and The Breacon Beacon National Park.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £45 pppnb

The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn at Llanfoist, known as “The Bridge” is a small privately owned pub perched on the banks of the Usk river, easy to find, and just 1/2 mile from the ancient town of Abergavenny, often referred to as “The Gateway of Wales”.

Inn with 4 rooms, £60 pppnb

Events in and around Abergavenny

Places to Visit & Things to Do in Abergavenny

Sugar Loaf Vineyards

Take a relaxed stroll around the vineyard, through the orderly rows of vines, secure in warm fields sheltered by high hedges, beneath glossy green leaves, promising another rich harvest for the next vintage.

The Abergavenny Baker

Fancy a day of baking, chatting and laughter in a traditional farmhouse kitchen in the Brecon Beacons?

Hopyard Cycles

Hopyard Cycles is run from Hopyard Farm, Abergavenny by Bob and Diana Blowfield. Full range of cycles to hire to suit all the family - adult, junior, trailers and baby seats.

Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire

Canoe and Kayak hire from Backwaters Adventure Equipment Ltd.

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club is situated just 1 mile out of Abergavenny on the B4521. It is set in one of the most picturesque positions of Abergavenny with views of the Black mountains and Usk valley at every angle.

Brilliant Bronze Age Exhibition

This exhibition looks at axes found in the local area, the story of how they were made, how they were used, why they might have ended up in the ground and how they were found, bringing their story right up to the present day.

Castle Meadows

In the centre of Abergavenny, easily accessible from the town centre. Some 20 hectares of riverside meadow, next to the River Usk, with bordering trees, small copses, streams and ponds.

Abergavenny Castle and Museum

Abergavenny Museum, founded in 1959, is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle. The Museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. The displays tell the story of this historic market town.

Court Cupboard Gallery

The Court Cupboard is situated on the western slopes of the Skirrid Mountain in an old granary and has been managed by The Black Mountain Circle, a co-operative of local craft makers, since 1995.

Llanfoist Old Railway Crossing

The site is a pedestrian and cycle access point to the old Railway Line and by foot to the Iron Mountain Trail from Llanfoist Wharf through the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

Borough Theatre

The Borough Theatre is a lively 300 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny. The Theatre presents a year round programme of professional and is part of the town hall building dating back to 1870.

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Visit Abergavenny Leisure Centre for swimming, sporting activities, health facilities and more.

The Art Shop and Chapel

The Art Shop & Chapel exhibits work by local, international, established & emerging artists. We sell artwork by painters, printmakers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramic artists, jewellers & book artists.

Axis Paragliding and Paramotoring

Axis paragliding and paramotoring was first formed in 1997. The school is an acredited BHPA training centre based in Abergavenny,which has access to some of the finest UK flying sites . Axis provides Tandem experience Flights and courses.

Monmouthshire Golf Club

The Monmouthshire is a course that suits all levels of golfer and indeed all ages.

Abergavenny Market Hall

Abergavenny Market is a lively and bustling market in the centre of Abergavenny. The retail market offers the best locally produced products every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday.

St Mary's Priory

‘This is the Westminster Abbey of South Wales, for the great ones of all the ages lie here – Norman, Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart – with carved wood or marble or freestone above them.’

The Tithe Barn

The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses the welsh centre of excellence, shop, education centre and exhibition and the Abergavenny Tourist Information centre.

Places to eat and drink in Abergavenny

Fig Tree Espresso

Fig Tree Espresso is an independant coffee shop run two young people with a passion for delivering high quality coffee using beans that have been roasted locally.

The Kings Arms

Head Chef, Harry Rolfe, has created menus with a range of choices to suit all tastes. He only uses the freshest, finest ingredients from local sources, where possible, to create a menu that changes with the seasons.

Afternoon Tea at the Angel

The Angel Hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild having previously held an ‘Award of Excellence’ since 2008. Only nine hotels outside of London have achieved this.

The Angel Hotel Restaurant

For memorable dining experiences, award winning Afternoon Tea or relaxed bar ambience, the Angel Hotel offers a high quality experience for all.

Kitchen at the Chapel

We serve everyday, simple and delicious food.

The Hardwick

The Hardwick is a country pub and restaurant owned and run by chef Stephen Terry, who along with his wife Joanna, make it a priority to bring fantastic seasonal menus mostly prepared with local produce, to their customers.

Walking in and around Abergavenny, Gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park

Climb every mountain

Climb the mountains of the Brecon Beacons with four walks on the Sugarloaf, Blorenge, Skirrid Fach & Skirrid Fawr.

Health Walk - Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens

1.6 mile walk around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Health Walk - River Usk & Llanwenarth Walk

4 mile walk along the River Usk to the west of Abergavenny.

10 Llanover and Out!

A 7.8 mile walk around the village of Llanover near Abergavenny.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal East Walk

1.6 mile walk along the canal and return by path and minor road.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

2.8 mile walk along the cycle track to Govilon and back along the canal.

1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

A 3.4 mile walk from Abergavenny to the top of the Little Skirrid.

13 Abergavenny to Govilon

5.6 miles through Castle Meadows in Abergavenny to Govilon along the disused railway and back on the canal towpath.

Health Walk - Swan Meadows & the River Gavenny

2.7 mile walk following the River Gavenny up and downstream.

Welsh Dragon