Huddled in the south east of the stunning Brecon Beacons and cradled by its impressive mountain range, Monmouthshire’s Abergavenny is the ideal getaway destination for those keen on exploration and a good dose of British culture. Found near to the English/Welsh border with a colourful history including Roman settlers and Norman invaders, this cosy town holds interest for all.
Immerse in local life and discover why Monmouthshire was coined the first ‘food tourism destination’ in Wales at the regular town hall markets as well as traditional inns and contemporary gastropubs. Then, each September, the true foodies among you will flock to Abergavenny’s celebrated and lively Food Festival where edible goods from the region are made accessible at Wales’ gateway. And don’t miss the surrounding vineyards, which take advantage of the mountain air and slopes to produce sensational local wine.
For a bit of history, head to Abergavenny Museum’s rich exhibits and memorabilia. Set in the grounds of a ruined castle, there’s plenty to keep inquisitive visitors occupied here, whatever the weather. Nearby, you’ll also find St Mary’s Priory Church, one of Wales’ largest churches.
Why not have your senses revived on a walk to one of Abergavenny’s three surrounding mountains? Whether you choose Skirrid Fawr, Blorenge or Sugar Loaf as your final destination, you’re in for some wonderful views over the town and the surrounding landscapes.
Nature lovers will be nurtured too with a visit to Black Mountains Falconry where hawks and owls can be seen up close and in action. A stroll along the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal from Goytre Wharf might also hold wildlife sights, such as wild birds of prey and dragonflies, in store.
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