Saturday, 20 July 2013

Top 10 things to do in Abergavenny....

There are lots to see and do in Abergavenny and makes a fantastic unique place to visit.

If you want your visit to be the true Abergavenny experience, here are our top ten things you must see and do in the beautiful town of Abergavenny....

1 Afternoon tea at The Angel Hotel -

The Angel Hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild having previously held an ‘Award of Excellence’ since 2008. Only nine hotels outside of London have achieved this. In 2011 The Angel Hotel were proud recipients of The Tea Guild’s top national award, the Oscar of the tea world.
Each morning our specialist baker, Sally Lane freshly prepares the sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones ready for the afternoon. We serve afternoon tea daily in our Wedgewood room from 3.00pm - 5.30pm during the week and 2.30pm - 5.30pm on weekends. 

2 Visit the distinctively independent shops

Abergavenny is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking for a family day trip, relaxing day out or for a great shopping experience. Unlike your usual shopping locations Abergavenny is full of independent local businesses that offer quality unique items that can't be found anywhere else. Visit the following link to browse the shops available in Abergavenny,

3 Take in the history of Abergavenny's Castle & Museum

Abergavenny Museum is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer and a brisk walk on colder days. The museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny.
The displays tell the story of this historic market town from prehistory through to the present day. The displays are on several levels, with some help most areas are accessible to wheelchair users. Visit the following link for more information about the museum and castle,

4 See a show at the Borough Theatre

Presenting a year round programme of professional and community productions, the Borough Theatre is a lively 338 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny, the traditional Gateway to Wales. Visit the following link for more information about the theatre,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=23&cntnt01returnid=64

5 Experience the Abergavenny markets

Situated in the middle of the town known as the Gateway to Wales, Abergavenny
Tuesday Market is well known as one of the major markets in Wales.
Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy a traditional indoor & outdoor market, with
over 200 stands selling a huge range of goods.

Less well known, but equally worth a visit are the Friday and Saturday Markets.
The Friday Market is an indoor only event but still offers over 60 stalls with
something to interest everyone.
The Saturday Market was established over 13 years ago and is now both indoors as
well as outdoors with approximately 100 stalls.

Other events held in the Market Hall include Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs, Antique
Fairs, Flea Markets, Arts & Crafts Fairs and the annual Abergavenny Food Festival.

The Market is open from 6am to 5pm on Market days. Please see following link for more information,



6 Visit Abergavenny Food Festival

Some of the most daring adventurers of the food world join us each year on  the Welsh Borders: producers, performers, artisans, cooks, writers and entertainers. There are two hundred exhibitors across five venues and around fifty special individually ticketed events to choose from. It is the perfect place to visit for all ages and will not disappoint, the next festival date is 21st and 22nd September. For more information visit the following link,

7 Explore the Sugarloaf Mountain and beautiful walking routes

Abergavenny has been attracting hikers from around the world for years. With stunning views over the Brecon Beacons Park and the town, it is a backpackers haven.
Our peaks and trails include Sugar Loaf, the Blorenge, and the Skirrid.
The walk paths around Abergavenny have beautiful views and are perfect for a day out all year around.

8 Experience The Hardwick

Michelin Star Chef Stephen Terry is the proud owner of the Hardwick. At The Hardwick the choice is almost ridiculous for the size of the restaurant. This doesn’t make for an easy life but it works and customers enjoy visiting for old favourites and new dishes alike.
The Hardwick is perfect for a special occasion or to treat yourself. It is highly recommended and makes a special experience. They also have luxury hotel rooms for you to stay in.
9 Baker Street Cinema

Baker street cinema is a fantastic cinema located in the heart of Abergavenny, surrounded with beautiful vintage architecture this is a cinema like no other. For more information please visit the following link,

10 Visit Alison Tod Millinery

Alison Tod is a milliner from Abergavenny who has
 an established and respected name in the world of millinery, specialising in individual commissions for many prestigious events. The beautiful millinery will not disappoint and is nothing like anything you can buy elsewhere. For more information please visit the following link,
+44 (0)1873 855923
These are just a few of the wonderful attractions in Abergavenny, and there are many more beautiful things to do within the town, for more information on Abergavenny visit the link here: