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What does Abergavenny have to offer?

Abergavenny is a picturesque town situated in the South Eastern corner of Wales, Great Britain, only 20 miles from the English border. Abergavenny is steeped in history and enjoys an enviable position close to the industry of middle and western England whilst bathing in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons national park. The community in Abergavenny balances fervent nationalism with an open and friendly hospitality.

 

Shopping in Abergavenny

In addition to High Street stores there are loads of local shops selling a huge range of indiviual gifts as well as local arts &crafts. Plus, Abergavenny is still very much a market town with a recently refurbished market hall hosting Antiques & Collectors Fairs, Local Produce Markets and more.

 

Abergavenny Twin Towns & Visitors

Abergavenny has close links to the twin towns of Beaupreau in France, Oestringen in Germany and Sarno in Italy. Abergavenny is a bustling market town working with agriculture and industry alike and equally responsive to the needs of tourists which are increasing in numbers every year.

 

Walking & the Countryside Around Abergavenny

Situated just on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park makes for easy access to some stunningly beautiful countryside. The enthusiastic walker may be interested in participating in the "Three Peaks Walk" organised every march. This involves conquering the highest summits in the locality, those of The Blorenge, The Sugar Loaf & The Skirrid all in the same day.

 

  • The Blorenge can be dealt with via two routes. The more gentle journey via Govilon towards Blaenavon provides excellent views of Gilwern, Crickhowell and to the west. Or the shorter but considerably steeper ascent straight up the front after passing under the Brecon & Monmouthshire canal at Llanfoist.
  • The Sugar Loaf summit is the highest point above sea level in the area. Conical in shape and quite rocky for the last part, this is possibly the most rewarding climb. In good weather it is possible to see the Bristol Channel from the top.
  • The Skirrid is a prettier walk with the first part taking you through the wooded base of this locally called "Holy Mountain". This can provide welcome cover from the blistering South Walean sun in the summer, we wish. Once on the spine the walk becomes more relaxed to the northern summit where caution is advised due to the west facing cliff.

 

The Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal

  • The Brecon & Monmouthshire canal at Llanfoist will take you towards Crickhowell to the west or Goytre to the south. In fact if you have a canoe it may be possible to travel further afield to Brecon or Newport
  • The River Usk is always a pleasant walk as is the Llanthony Abbey & Grwyne Fawr reservoir areas to the north of the town and not forgetting the castles and countryside off the B4233 old Monmouth road.
  • Slightly further afield is the picturesque Wye Valley running between Chepstow & Monmouth and the Lake district reminiscent Talybont on Usk reservoirs on your way to Brecon. Combine these with the peaks close to the town that gave this park it`s name and you have an ideal destination in which to unwind in.

 

Abergavenny Food Festival

Highly recommended is the renowned Abergavenny Food Festival in September. This is a must see for any food lover, and with park and ride being just next door a perfect chance to try some of the local ales.

 

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Visit Wernddu-Golf-Club.co.uk

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Visit Wernddu-Golf-Club.co.uk

Wernddu Golf Club is situated just 1 mile out of Abergavenny on the B4521. It is set in one of the most picturesque positions of Abergavenny with views of the Black mountains and Usk valley at every angle. It is a family business run by three generations of the Watkins Family.

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