Swan Meadow, Monmouth Road, Abergavenny, NP7 5HL - situated in the Bus Station Car Park.
Tel: 01873 853254. Email.
Known as the Gateway to Wales and the eastern area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Abergavenny is a thriving market town (14000pop.) with a good selection of shops and places to eat.
There are seven hills surrounding Abergavenny all of which can be walked from the town centre, the River Usk flows right through the town while the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal meanders close by. The town is ideally located for access into the Black Mountains.
The town has a good variety of accommodation and walking, and outdoor activities such as pony trekking, mountain biking and fishing are available close by.
The town itself is steeped in history, from the Romans and the Normans who built the magnificent castle which now houses the local history museum and St Mary’s Priory Church which houses among other things a splendid medieval carving of Jesse. Next door to the Church is the Tythe Barn soon to open as a café and resource centre.
The Victorians built the Market Hall where regular weekly markets are held, the main market day is Tuesday and smaller markets are held on a Friday and Saturday. The Food Festival held in September each year is now internationally famous and gives the town a real carnival atmosphere, the growing reputation as a food destination has attracted several well known chefs to the area to set up restaurants.
In the surrounding area, there are many fine medieval castles, churches and Priories to be explored, while nearby is the World Heritage Site at Blaenavon - a microcosm of the South Wales mining valleys.
October-Easter: 10am-1pm 2pm-4pm Daily
Easter- Sept: 10am-5pm Daily
This ‘Visit Wales’ Information Centre offers a full range of services including the Bed Booking service both locally and nationally and a wide range of free literature about Wales, adjoining areas of England and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Friendly helpful staff are on hand to help with public transport enquiries, detailed walking advice and local attractions.
Visitors to the Information Centre can purchase a wide range of maps, guides, books about the area and local souvenirs and food as well as a small range of walking /outdoor equipment.