The Town hall and market
The Town hall is one of the most easily distinguishable buildings in Abergavenny with its green pointed top standing tall above the others. The building itself dates back to 1807. As well as providing a meeting place for local council discussions, the Theatre has been entertaining the town for centuries.
The ground floor provides a spacious arena for the indoor market, a market which is still thriving today. Read more about Abergavenny market.
Set in the keep of Abergavenny Castle, the museum has some excellent exhibits, photos and collections of Abergavenny memorabilia and history. There’s a program of activities for children, and changing exhibitions covering a range of subjects.
It’s free to enter, so make sure you don’t miss this when you visit Abergavenny.
You can find more details of opening times, current exhibitions and more at the Abergavenny Museum website.
Linda Vista Gardens
Literally “Beautiful View Gardens”, it is easy to see why this area of peace and tranquility is so-called. Looking across the Castle Meadows toward the Blorenge, the garden has been enjoyed by the people of Abergavenny since it was first opened to the public in 1843. Some extremely rare orchids and shrubs can be found within the garden, as well as the more usual plants and flowers which make up the glorious displays.
To get away from the lively hustle and bustle of the town centre, take a stroll past the castle and into the castle meadows. The large meadows here take you quietly past the River Usk and to the river bridge at Llanfoist. It’s a popular area for picnics, late evening strolls, and dog-walking.
It’s also used as a landing area for handgliders descending from the Blorenge, as well as grazing for cattle.
Yes – a full vineyard offering some superb wines made from grapes grown on the sunny slopes of the Sugarloaf. Take a walk around the vineyard, soak up the views, then head back to the gift shop to soak up some samples!
Location: about a mile from the town centre.
- Find the A40 to Brecon road
- Pass Nevill Hall Hospital on your left
- Approximately 200m take 1st turning right into lane
- Take 1st turning left into another lane
- Take 1st left again, then immediately right into the Sugarloaf Vineyards and Cottages
Visit the Sugarloaf Vineyard website.
These places are also well worth a visit, not actually within the town, but nearby – a short trip in the car or a longer bike ride (or very long walk…)
Black Mountains Falconry
Ever fancied trying your hand at falconry? Get up close and personal with birds of prey such as Harris Hawks, buzzards, owls and more. There are a number of courses from a basic half-day introduction to a full three-day falconry course.
Please note: this falconry centre is not open to the general public – please contact the centre to book a course before visiting. You can find more information on the Black Mountains Falconry website.
White Castle Vineyard
White Castle Vineyard is owned by Robb & Nicola Merchant, situated just outside Abergavenny in the village of Llanvetherine.
The 5 acre vineyard is planted on a gentle south facing slope that is ideal for growing vines and ripening grapes for Welsh wine.
Visitors are warmly invited to visit White Castle vineyard to experience the beauty and tranquility of this rural setting.
Visit the White Castle Vineyard.
A fantastic starting point for an adventure along the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal, Goytre Wharf offers boat and canoe hire, walks around the forest and access to trails, cycling and walking and along the towpaths. There’s also an excellent cafe where you can sit and watch the comings and goings.
Visit the Goytre Wharf website.
Don’t miss Abergavenny castle in the castles section