Discover some great walks and activities around Abergavenny.
Discover THE BRECON BEACONS
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Abergavenny is known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’, and is surrounded by two mountains: the Blorenge and the Sugarloaf, and five hills. Abergavenny is situated at the borders to The Brecon Beacons National Park and nearby Black Mountains, making our town an ideal base for walkers and hikers or for those simply seeking stunning countryside to enjoy. The Marches Way, Beacons Way and Usk Valley Walk, all pass through the town. Abergavenny was recently awarded ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status – the 100th town in the UK to be awarded the accolade and recognised as a top walking destination. Click here for some inspiration!
Abergavenny is situated on the River Gavenny and the River Usk, making fishing a popular pastime. It is also close to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which offers tranquil walks and beautiful scenery.
Discover the TOWN CENTRE & MARKET
The town itself has plenty to offer visitors, including a bustling Market, Abergavenny Castle and Museum (located just a stone’s throw from the Kings Arms) the Borough Theatre and Melville Theatre, and a local independent Cinema. We have a thriving shopping centre, with plenty of independent shops that are unique to Abergavenny.
In September each year, Abergavenny plays host to the Abergavenny Food Festival and attracts thousands of visitors and the brightest stars of the culinary world. During the Festival, the town is transformed into a foodie paradise with a busy programme of events, talks and demonstrations as well as hundreds of stalls and marquees where producers from all over Wales and the UK come to showcase their food and produce.
Discover GARDENS & PARKS
Bailey Park is located in the centre of town and has a children’s play area. It is also home to Abergavenny Rugby Club.
Linda Vista Gardens are formal landscape gardens located just moments from The Kings Arms Hotel. They first opened in 1843 and are home to many rare orchids and plants. From the gardens, visitors can enjoy beautiful views across Castle Meadows to the Blorenge.
Castle Meadows is situated on the River Usk, approximately 5 minutes walk from The Kings Arms. On a sunny day you can watch handgliders and paragliders landing from their descent from the top of the Blorenge.
Discover BIKE PARK WALES
BikePark Wales was born from a passion to create the best mountain bike facility in the UK, the UK’s first full scale bike park to rival the best in the World. The BikePark Wales team have slaved day and night for 5 years to create this incredible facility. BikePark Wales is built for riders, by riders.
Mountain Bike Wales also have bases and trails in the Brecon Beacons and further afield across Wales. If it’s biking you like, you won’t be disappointed!
Click here to find out more about all the great activities and experiences they offer.
Discover SOME USEFUL LINKS
Major Events around Abergavenny in 2016
Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny Tourist Information
Brecon Beacons Park Authority
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Visit Abergavenny Itineries : A list of itineraries for visitors to utilise whilst visiting Abergavenny.
Big Pit: A must-see whilst in the area.
Abergavenny Festival of Cycling
@KingsArmsAber – Us!
@wonderfulwales – Great tourist tips
@loveyourmarket – Abergavenny Market
@LoveYFenni – Showcasing the best of Abergavenny and it’s surroundings