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Called Gobannium by the Romans and Y Fenni by Welsh speakers (after one of the brooks running through the town), this market town in Monmouthshire is the perfect base for the National Park and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
It’s surrounded by seven mountains – a bit like Rome.
It’s status as a foodie Mecca is well established with its annual autumn Abergavenny Food Festival a staple on the culinary calendar.
It’s regular food & craft markets attract the best artisan producers from across the region.
Fabulous independent shops feature heavily in the town centre.

Things to see and do in Abergavenny

It’s main attractions include Abergavenny Castle & Museum, St Mary’s Priory church, Tithe Barn, Market Hall and Castle Meadows.
A visit to Blaenavon World Heritage Site  is a must.
Loads to look out for including some fabulous independent shops in the town centre.
Visit Goytre Wharf  it is a 200-year-old industrial heritage site on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Abergavenny.

Days out around Abergavenny and Blaenavon
The south eastern section of the Brecon Beacons National Park is rich in heritage sites which tell the story of our industrial past.
When you’re ready to refuel, you can sample one of the many fine places to eat and drink in the area.
Find out more here.
Where to walk in Abergavenny
Abergavenny provides an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot.
A short walk from the town centre takes you into the countryside, longer walks could take you to the top of one of several mountains overlooking Abergavenny.
Find out more here. 

Activities in Abergavenny
There are a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too; from photography to full on adreniline sports.  Find out more here.  Or contact one of our activity providers who are based in Abergavenney.

Adventure Britain
Grange Trekking
Brecon Beacons Foraging (forages regularly leave from The Angel Hotel)

Craft Shops

The Makers Crafts Galleries

Places to eat in Abergavenny

Angel Hotel
Angel Bakery
The Kings Arms Hotel

Places to stay in Abergavenny
Bed & Breakfast in Abergavenny

Angel Hotel
Hardwick Farm B&B
Kings Arms Hotel

Self catering accommodation in Abergavenny 

Beacon Park Boats
Grange Trekking and Accommodation
Porth y Parc

How to get there
Check out our getting here page for more information on how to get to the National Park.
To find out more about where to visit in Monmouthshire, head to


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