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Attractions

Art & Craft

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Many artists base themselves in this inspirational area and there are several craft centres and galleries locally. A visit to The Art Shop, just a few doors away from The Angel, is a must, and a 5 minute drive away is Court Cupboard. Discover artists in virtually every nook and cranny of Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons 

Location: Abergavenny

Entertainment

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For a small town, Abergavenny has plenty of entertainment. There is an independent cinema and theatre, the Borough Theatre. The Angel Hotel offers pre-theatre dinners before certain shows at the Borough Theatre, which is just a short walk up the street.

With several excellent choirs in the area and a thriving brass band in town, there are often concerts taking place. The helpful staff at Abergavenny Music  will be able to tell you what’s coming up.

The oldest theatre in the whole of Wales is to be found in Monmouth and the nearby city of Newport has a new arts centre - the Riverfront.

Location: Abergavenny

Family

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You can spend a whole day in Blaenavon World Heritage Site; children will love the going on the train, exploring the ironworks and going underground at Big Pit.On a wet day visit thecinema or drive to Brecon for ten pin bowling or the Play Barn. During school holidays there are occasional family shows at the Borough Theatre and plenty of family activities at the following not-too-distant attractions: National Roman Legion Museum Newport Wetlands Old Station Tintern St. Fagans

Location: Abergavenny

Heritage

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Our heritage is important to us, and castles and other historic sites are everywhere. In fact this border area – known as the Welsh Marches – has more castles per square mile than any other part of Britain. Try these for starters:

If you’re feeling fit you can follow the 20-mile circular walking route linking WhiteSkenfrith and Grosmont castles.

Right on our doorstep is Blaenavon World Heritage Site, bursting with industrial heritage including Big PitMonmouthshire & Brecon CanalPontypool and Blaenavon Railway and Blaenavon Ironworks

Location: Abergavenny

Gardens

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Dozens of local gardens open as part of the National Garden Scheme, including:

Location: Abergavenny

Markets

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Abergavenny market hall, with its verdigris roof, is a recognisable symbol of this town. It’s also a place where you’ll find traders almost every day of the week. Historically, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are the busy general market days in town but there are also specialist markets from time to time including farmers’ markets, flea markets, craft fairs and antique fairs.

Location: Abergavenny

Shopping

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The backbone of Abergavenny’s town centre is a wonderful selection of high quality independent shops, including:

You’ll also enjoy browsing in the picturesque village of Crickhowell and the elegant border town of Monmouth.

Location: Abergavenny