A quaint market town in the heart of Monmouthshire perfect for rural escapes
Abergavenny is often promoted as a Gateway to Wales and with access to the nearby Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the Offa's Dyke Path it's easy to see why. Add in a mouth-watering food festival and the Greenman festival in neighbouring Glanusk and you've got a great retreat destination.
Trains to Abergavenny
- Cardiff Central to Abergavenny: 44 mins
- Swansea to Abergavenny: 1 hour 43 mins
- Birmingham to Abergavenny: 2 hours 46 mins
Things to do and see
Abergavenny Food Festival - each year thousands of people flock to Abergavenny for this incredible festival which has also attracted top chefs like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver, Monica Galetti, and Valentine Warner to attend. They cater for every taste too with cooking classes and masterclasses, activities for the kids as well as product tasting all to help showcase the best food and produce.
Walking in the Brecon Beacons - Abergavenny is the ideal basecamp to go hiking around the scenic Brecon Beacons national park. The three closest peaks to conquer being; the Sugar Loaf, Blorenge and Skirrid.
Greenman festival - This independent music and arts festival has been held annually in mid-August in the Brecon Beacons, Wales since 2003. The 4-day event brings together the best of live alternative, folk, indie and rock music and adds in literature, comedy and theatre to make it great all-round entertainment for the whole family.